Yesterday, I made three attempts to write this blog and due to the number of references and links that I included... the system ate them.
So, today, you'll just have to take my word for it - I'm trying to update you on the latest research on red wine - its risks and rewards.
One source cited that 2 glasses of red wine a week is the maximum safe amount. The next source went out on a limb and said 4 glasses a week still provided value with minimum risk of increased incidence of certain types of cancer. Finally, Gregory Pawelski, moderator of the Cancer Focus website - a non-affiliated site for PhD's to banter about breaking news - wrote an article that said in order to attain the "therapeutic" value of red wine - i.e. resveratrol - one would have to drink a bottle and a half per day!!
Well now, isn't that encouraging with the Holiday Season approaching?!
Seems to me, unless one was a "seasoned" imbiber, a bottle and a half would have more repercussions than simply being an anti-carcinogen. As my father says - moderation in all things - so here's a great recipe that will provide the antidote to the wine and balance things out:
4 bottles of red wine
Add the following anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-angiogenetics (all true!):
4 dozen whole cloves
6 cinnamon sticks
3 crushed whole nutmegs
2 teaspoons ground ginger
6 allspice berries
Sliced oranges and lemons
Put in a large cauldron and simmer for an hour - or for however long you can stand the fabulous aromas wafting from the range....
Cheers! Here's to therapeutic values!
* to ponder or consider at length