NUTRITIONAL & FUN FACTS ABOUT wine:
I will reiterate here what I always say - every single person is unique and as a result we all vary when it comes to things that are good for us. Wine has a number of very promising health benefits, but I do not believe they apply to everyone. For those who can have wine, moderation is always best. When consumed responsibly, wine has been shown to reduce cardiovascular disease and even heart attacks. This happens because wine dilates arteries and increases blood flow which directly lowers the risk of blood clots. Additionally, studies show that those who regularly drink small amounts of wine have lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and higher levels of good cholesterol (HDL). Resveratol is the (fairly well known) antioxidant that is contained in wine and fights cancer.
Did You Know? Fun facts about wine:
- Biggest annual producers of wine are still France, Italy and Spain...275.6 million hectoliters produced in 2015!
- Clinking glasses when you 'cheers' actually comes from ancient Roman and Greek tradition that stemmed from making sure you weren't being poisoned because wine would spill over into each other's glasses.
- Staying awake for 17 hours consecutively leads to decrease in performance; equal to two glasses of wine
DIFFICULTIES FACING wine:
Wine grapes are known to be highly sensitive and susceptible to even subtle shifts in temperature, rain and sunshine. Reports predict that there could be a sharp decline in wine production from Bordeaux and Rhone regions in France, Tuscany (Italy), Napa Valley (CA, US) and Chile by 2050. To conduct the studies, scientists used 17 different climate change models to gauge effects on 9 major wine-producing areas. Results indicated a radical re-ordering of the wine world with the most dramatic decline expected in Europe. Wine growers in the Cape of South Africa would also be hit hard with a 55% decline. Potential new growth areas include Yellowstone in the US as well as China, which also present challenges.
GIVE WHERE YOU TAKE GIVING:
What is being done?
Joint planning of vineyard expansion between business managers and conservationists to avoid areas of high environmental importance. Investment in new varieties of grapes that offer similar flavors but with altered climate tolerances. Lastly, but usually one of the most important changes will come with consumer awareness by purchasing bottles with natural cork, and from vineyards that adopt sustainable practices.
What are we doing?
We are donating a part of profits from all of our products to organizations dedicated to protecting all of our ‘endangered’ food sources.
*MORE COMING SOON ON HOW WE WILL BE SUPPORTING SUSTAINABILITY OF WINE*