May 25 -Wine Day!

May 25 -Wine Day!

It’s a day to buy, appreciate and enjoy wine. After all, this alcoholic beverage has been a part of human civilization for at least 8,000 years!

 

Made from fermented grapes, wine is an alcoholic beverage. During the fermentation process, yeast consumes sugars in the grapes converting it to alcohol. Different grapes produce different wines. Winemakers will combine different wines to create more complex flavours.

 

While the history of National Wine Day seems to be obscured by the fog of time, scientists do have a pretty good idea when wine started being produced and consumed. They found a winery that produced wine in 4300 BC. This winery was in a cave in Armenia. Archaeologist call it a winery because they discovered not only cups and jars were holding wine, but other equipment such as wine presses and fermentation vats that were used in production of wine.

 

However, after discovering the site, archaeologists believed that wine making probably went back even further that 6,000 BC. In fact, they believe that since early Armenians had such a grasp of the technology of wine making, then it must go back at least a few hundred more years. What was later discovered though was that winemaking actually goes back 8,000 years. This was confirmed when an 8,000-year-old wine was found in the Caucasus region of Eurasia -  in what is now the country of Georgia.

 

Reminisce with family and friends over a glass of wine. Enjoy wine with a favourite meal. So, pour a glass of your favourite wine on this 25th day of May to participate in National Wine Day. Ohhh, make it a whole bottle!

Other ways to enjoy National Wine Day is to drink wine, make wine ice-cream, make wine slushies, cook with wine or post wine-related memes on the Internet.

 

Ten Health Facts About Wine

1. High in antioxidants.

2. Boosts the immune system.

3. Increases bone density.

4. Reduces the risk of stroke.

5. Reduces the risk of heart disease.

6. Can lower cholesterol levels.

7. Reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

8. Reduces the risk of cancer.

9. Improves cognitive functions.

10. Promotes longevity.

 

Other ways to enjoy National Wine Day is to drink wine, make wine ice-cream, make wine slushies, cook with wine or post wine-related memes on the Internet.

 

Cheers,

From The EFW Team.

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