Red wine is shown to protect against age-related cognitive problems

If you ever needed an excuse for another tipple, this is it. Red wine has been shown to have a positive impact on the brain. The study, by Iowa State University, found that regular consumption of red wine and cheese could protect against age-related cognitive decline. This is fantastic news for lovers of red wine, and whilst it doesn’t mean you should rush out and gush (guzzle) your way through the nearest bottle, it does mean you can enjoy your favourite drink in moderation knowing that it might actually be doing you some good!

What’s so great about red wine?

Whilst this latest study considered how drinking red wine daily could positively impact cognitive ability, which could lead to a better understanding of diseases such as Alzheimers, there have been many previous studies that have also linked red wine to health improvements:

Heart health - it is thought that moderate consumption of red wine may contribute to a lower risk of developing heart disease, particularly when you combine it with a mediteranean diet.

Anti-inflammatory - red wine contains a number of important antioxidants - including resveratrol, anthocyanins, catechins, and tannins - which can protect the brain and nerve cells, counteract the formation of blood clots and decrease oxidative stress as well as helping to combat inflammation.

Longevity - drinking red wine in moderation could also contribute to a longer lifespan, particularly when combined with a diet that includes five to seven portions of fresh fruit and vegetables a day.

Mood enhancing - a Spanish study conducted in 2013 found that red wine may help to combat depression, when between 2 and 7 glasses were consumed per week. Moderate alcohol consumption was found to elevate happiness scores in an unpleasant ambiance.

Order your red wine delivery now

If reading this has made you feel like a glass or two of your favourite red wine, now is the time to stock up.  At GrapeSmith, we have a wide selection of red wines from different winemakers, cuvees and vintages, and to simplify the shopping experience, we’ve categorised our wines into three price ranges, so you can shop within your budget.

Get a red wine delivery to your door (with our super-fast delivery service). Choose from our Quaff range of everyday red supper wines at £12 per bottle and under, our Savour range of rather special red wines at £12-24 per bottle or our Cellar range of exquisite red wines designed to be kept or given as a special gift.

For advice on finding the right red wine for you please call us on 01488 680 933 or click here to browse our full range.