Monday, July 14, 2008

Sunday Sipper

Yesterday, we opened a bottle of the 2005 Yalumba Y Series Shiraz-Viognier Blend. The aromas were of violets and sweet berry fruits. The palate was fresh with black currant and licorice with a silky texture and fine tannin finish.

A recent article in the Wine Spectator newsletter reports that a glass a day could also have additional health benefits. Resveratrol, the chemical compound found in red wine, can limit obesity by preventing the development of fat cells. It shows potential as a fat-fighting supplement, by both preventing weight gain and stopping some of the health problems caused by obesity. It reduces the cells' production of certain proteins linked to the development of obesity-related disorders, such as type 2 diabetes and clogged arteries. Furthermore, the resveratrol stimulated the production of a metabolism-regulating protein, called adiponectin, which decreases the risk of heart attack.

Enough reasons to enjoy a glass today.