Celebratory times bring with it celebratory drinking - for better or for worse! While drinking wine is not a new thing - there are historical records of grape based fermented drinking dating back to the about 7000 B.C. in China - modern wine production is a whole lot different than the wines created in the past. As wellness, longevity and graceful aging advocates, we can’t honestly promote drinking the sulphate, pesticide, arsenic ridden wines most commonly found on the shelves today. The extra calories, high sugar and high alcohol content in most of these wines will definitely stand in the way of any health and fitness goals you may be working toward.
The other side of the coin is that there are some benefits associated with drinking wine as well. In addition to the pleasurable taste and positive social aspects of wine drinking, studies show some positive heart-health benefits to drinking a glass or two in conjunction with physical activity. Red wine in particular, is chocked full of polyphenols, which are loaded with antioxidant properties and are known to fight disease by reducing oxidative stress and neutralizing free radicals. Furthermore, polyphenols from red wine have a prebiotic effect on the gut, meaning it feeds the gut with beneficial bacteria. We’ve gone into greater detail in the past and have offered different ways to help mitigate the negative affects of wine drinking.
This is why we only drink Dry Farm Wines. They curate 100% natural wines from small European family owned farms, that are lab tested for sugar and alcohol content, mycotoxins, molds and sulphates. Not only that, the wines are also ethically sourced. So…we are especially excited to share this news with you. (We are, after all, all about spreading holiday cheer)! Normally, the only way to try these wines is through their wine club, but for the holidays they are offering one-time only Winter Holiday Collections. There are 3, 6 and 12 bottle gift options available, reds, whites and bubbles, either for your own enjoyment and holiday hosting and/or as incredible gifts! To learn more or to order, click here.
Sorry to sound like an ad, but we really love these wines and think you will too! Give ‘em a try. And just to be completely transparent, we do make a small % from your purchase.