writer4014 | 03 Nov 2008

Time and again, alcohol and wine have been miserably confused with each other as one and the same thing. Reflecting upon the literally poor public awareness about wine in general and wine appreciation/ wine tasting in particular, wine lovers have been led



It definitely has alcohol, but the ingredient content is low. A rich ruby color or a pale but stimulating Gold takes over the shapely goblet, with aroma of fresh juicy fruits  and taste that tingles the mind and body to exhilaration and thrust for more.  Under consideration is a brew that has been the epicenter of the Iranian or Persian poetry from thousands of years. Studies have revealed that the first wine production came from sites in Iran and Georgia, from as early as 6000 BC. Though Islam stringently abhors alcohol yet wine retains its charm and elegance in this region.

Usually Wine is made by fermenting smashed grapes or other fruits or vegetables using various types of yeast, which absorb the sugar present in grapes or fruits and transform them into alcohol. Chiefly, wine is classified into Red wines and White wines; however the categorization of wine depends on the region of cultivation as well, such as German wine, Australian wine and Californian wine. Few commonly used wines are Appetizer wines, Sparkling wines, Rose wines, Dessert wines and Table wines. Based on ingredient, Wine(s) classification also goes like Apple wine, Barley wine, Rice wine, Ginger wine, Dry wine et al. Chardonnay, Grenache, Pinot Blanc, and Merlot are few of the various varieties of grapes that are cultivated in different parts of the world and produce equally varied types of delightful red or white wines.

Beyond doubt, wine is a beloved alcoholic beverage of the world. Alcohol(s) is upheld as an endowment by Christianity and wine in particular enjoys a domineering presence across its history and present. Special warehouses cherish ages old wine glass bottles corked tight to preserve the magnetic and unique aromas, tastes and beautiful bubbly shades of red, pink, pale yellow and gold. Champagne, the sparkling wine, is almost taken as a synonym for celebration time in any part of the world. The wide assortment of Wine classifications, each exclusive and memorable in its own right, render a wholesome world of wine to be discovered and explored.

Surprising as it may sound to the ignorant, wine appreciation is an art mastered by very few. Selecting wine needs lessons and there are many online and offline programmes across the globe, running to inform, educate and reply all about the exquisite and evasive world of Wine. There are wine societies that endeavor to propagate wine appreciation in the true sense of the word and identify the finest quality of wines for the best price for their international customers. Regular wine tasting events are organized by these societies and wine study courses being conducted. There are helplines to entertain queries on alcohol(s) and wine(s), newsletters for reading more about global vineyards and plethora of information online in terms of articles, websites and encyclopedias.

A Research by the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA, USA says that drinkers of any type of wine have a lesser mortality risk than do beer or other alcohol(s) drinkers. But it continues to be imprecise whether this diminished risk is due to nonalcoholic wine components, drinking pattern, or related mannerisms. People who take reasonable quantity of red wine are only half as expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as those who don’t drink it at all, says a report in the June issue of Harvard Men’s Health Letter. What’s more, the infusion seems to be principally protective in opposition to the most advanced and belligerent cancers, lowering risk by about 60 %.

A Report says that red wine in particular can decrease the danger of heart diseases, rescues against stroke, and helps prevent pancreatic cancer. Quite a few positive studies associated exclusively to the curative strength of resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red grape skin and thus in red wine. Conversely, now they're finding just as many benefits from white wines.

Women wine lovers and consumers are reported to have stronger bones (Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, 2004), lower risk of stroke (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2001) and decreased ovarian cancer risk (The Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Australia, 2004). Men wine drinkers, on the other hand, are anticipated with lesser risk of heart attack, especially men with high blood pressure (Worcester Medical Center in Massachusetts, 2004).

“Excess of something is Bad”, and wine is no exception. It’s healthy and beneficial only if consumed in a moderate quantity, which means two glasses of wine is more than enough for a day.

more : http://www.worldofwine.co.uk/