The Wine Doctor The World’s First Resveratrol Enhanced Wine Mon, 05 Nov 2018 01:17:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Wine Doctor 32 32 Midlife Alcohol Consumption and Its Complicated Relationship with Dementia Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:27:22 +0000 Dementia is one of the fastest growing public health problems globally. Today, an estimated 50 million people are suffering from this disease all over the world and according to the Dementia Statistics Hub, this number is expected to triple by 2050. There are several factors affecting the global prevalence of dementia. Among its most common […]

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Dementia is one of the fastest growing public health problems globally. Today, an estimated 50 million people are suffering from this disease all over the world and according to the Dementia Statistics Hub, this number is expected to triple by 2050.

There are several factors affecting the global prevalence of dementia. Among its most common perceived causes is excessive midlife alcohol consumption and its complicated relationship with dementia.

While there is strong evidence supporting the neuro-degenerative effects of alcohol later in life, a new study published on The BMJ suggests that the relationship between dementia and midlife consumption of alcohol is more nuanced than we believe.

Alcohol-Related Dementia

 Alcohol-related dementia is a form of dementia that is caused by excessive drinking of alcohol over a long period. According to Dementia Australia, males who drink more than six standard alcoholic drinks a day and women who drink more than four exhibits a high risk for developing alcohol-related dementia.

Some symptoms include Impaired ability to learn things, personality changes, problems with memory, difficulty with clear and logical thinking on tasks which require planning, organising, common sense judgment and social skills, problems with balance, and decreased initiative and spontaneity.

What is unclear though is whether alcohol is directly toxic to brain cells or if alcohol inhibits the absorption of thiamine resulting in Vitamin B1-deficiency.

 New Findings

 According to Sevil Yasar, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, recent studies are showing the complicated relationship between drinking alcohol and developing dementia later in life.

While longstanding findings still ring true like long-term excessive alcohol intake is strongly associated with an increased risk of dementia, intriguing findings have also arisen.

Among this is that (1) abstinence from alcohol in midlife is associated with a 45 percent increase in dementia risk, (2) long-term abstinence is linked with a 67 percent increase in dementia risk, and (3) a decrease in alcohol consumption resulted in a 50 percent increase in dementia risk.

What’s more interesting is the fact that the significant increase in dementia risk only appeared among people who abstained from drinking wine.

 Previously published studies suggest that polyphenols, particularly resveratrol found in red wine have had neuroprotective and cardioprotective properties. This compound is also known for its capacity to inhibit platelet aggregation, change the profile of fat cells, and reduce inflammation in the body.

While these findings sound promising, Professor Yasar suggests further confirmation of these research results through long-term cohort studies and randomized clinical trials.

It’s All About Making the Right Choices

While at present, there are not treatments that can cure dementia once it strikes and there is no straight-forward way to prevent it, health experts suggest staying physically and mentally active, eating a balanced diet, and keeping your weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol at the right levels to help promote healthy brain aging.

Meanwhile, when it comes to alcohol intake, moderation and drinking the right kind of alcoholic beverage is the key to a healthier brain.

If you are concerned about midlife alcohol consumption and its complicated relationship with dementia The Wine Doctor’s resveratrol-enhanced wines
deliver a significant dose of healthy resveratrol to the body particularly when consumed in moderation so you don’t only get the cardiovascular benefits but also the neuroprotective benefits of this anti-oxidant compound.



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Weight Loss and Drinking Red Wine, is it true

Recently, studies have revealed that there is a correlation between weight loss and drinking red wine, is it true?

Red wine has long been regarded as a health-giving beverage especially when consumed in moderation. Thanks to its high antioxidant content, the beverage not only has anti-aging properties but also prevents cell damage, inhibits cancer cell growth, and promotes a healthy heart.

How Does Drinking Red Wine Aid in Weight Loss

Researchers from the Washington State University have found in 2015 that two glasses of red wine a day helps people shed a few pounds.

On a study done on mice, it was revealed that the polyphenol resveratrol found in red wine and in the skins of fruits like grapes, blueberries, and strawberries converts white fat into calorie-burning beige fat.

According to the research leader Dr. Min Du, “They convert white fat into beige fat that burns lipids off as heat – helping to keep the body in balance and prevent obesity and metabolic dysfunction.”

In addition, the research also found that the enzyme AMPK, also found in red wine, not only regulates the body’s energy metabolism but also stimulates the transition of white fat into beige fat.

A separate study from the Purdue University in 2012 found that piceatannol, a compound that has a similar structure to resveratrol, also aids in weight loss.

Assistant Professor Kee-Hong Kim explained that the compound “alters the timing of gene expressions, gene functions, and insulin action during adipogenesis, the process in which early stage fat cells become a mature fat cell.”

This means that piceatannol prevents certain cellular processes from occurring which inhibits the growth of fat cells.

Moreover, a research team from Harvard University studied 20,000 women with healthy body weight over the course of 13 years and found that the subjects who consumed a light to moderate amount of alcohol tend to gain less weight and reduced their risk of obesity compared when compared with non-drinkers. The team studied factors such as weight gain, physical activity, and alcohol consumption to come up with these results.

Things to Keep in Mind 

While weight loss and drinking red wine are a match made in heaven, there are certain things you need to be aware of so don’t just go and down a couple of glasses of reds.

First, as with any alcoholic beverage, it is essential to drink red wine in moderation. This ensures that you reap the maximum benefits from this beverage. It is also crucial that you consult with your physician about the consumption of red wine because some people are either intolerant of or allergic to alcohol, so they should not consume it.

Second, you will also need to keep a healthy diet and maintain a regular exercise regimen to keep those unwanted kilos at bay.

Third and more importantly, you should choose the right red wine for you. Opt for a healthy wine like The Wine Doctor’s resveratrol enhanced wines. These natural wines deliver an enhanced dosage of resveratrol and similar compounds to the body especially when taken in moderation resulting in improved health over time.

So to answer the original question regarding Weight Loss and Drinking Red Wine, is it true? When following a healthy lifestyle and including a glass of The Wine Doctor a day, the answer is yes.


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Should you drink wine from a glass or crystal stemware?

For many, the question persists; should you be savouring red wine from glass or from crystal stemware?

For the casual wine drinker, the wineglass might not matter as much as the beverage but ask any sommelier and he will tell you that there is an art to choosing the right stemware for every wine. Whether you’re treating your taste buds to a gorgeous Australian wine or savouring a light and floral rose, the right vessel will ensure that every sip brings forth the wine’s full flavor potential.

Anatomy of Glass and Crystal Wineglasses

While stemware comes in different shapes and sizes to make the most out of the flavor profile, aroma, texture, and body of specific of wine, each vessel generally has three basic parts: the stem, the rim, and the bowl. These three parts play a role in the sensory experience of enjoying every glass of wine.

The stem serves as the handle of the wineglass. It prevents the warmth of a person’s hands from interfering with the desired temperature of the wine. It also prevents the bowl from smudging resulting in a better visual enjoyment of your wine.

The rim is the part of the wineglass that touches your lips. It should be thin enough to avoid distracting the drinker from the texture nuances of the wine.

Finally, the bowl of a wineglass gives it shape. Bowl sizes vary to give wine either the chance to breathe properly or to collect more aroma.

Glass vs. Crystal

Stemware is typically made from either glass or crystal. Wine glasses are traditionally made from glass. However, in the 1600s, clear lead crystal stemware has made its way into Europe making the wine drinking experience more luxurious than ever.

Glass stemware is typically more affordable than their crystal counterparts. It is non-porous and inert so it will not absorb chemical aromas nor will it corrode over time. However, glass stemware typically has a lip on the rim which affects one’s enjoyment of the wine.

Crystal stemware, on the other hand, is more durable than glass thanks to its mineral content and its rim can be made thinner which facilitates a better drinking experience. It also effectively refracts light which makes for a pleasant visual experience when gazing at your wine. However, crystal is a porous material so it can only be hand-washed. 

The Best Wineglass for Your Red Wine

Red wine, with its tannin and resveratrol content, has spicy flavors that go along with it. Therefore, the goal is to mitigate the bitterness and the spice and to deliver a smoother-tasting wine with each sip you make. Moreover,  according to a study from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, the shape of a wineglass affects the position and density of wine vapors. Wide-rimmed and rounded stemware carry the aromatic compounds of reds more efficiently.

For bolder reds like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Alicante Bouschet or Bordeaux Blends, it is best to use large “Bordeaux” wineglasses as it delivers more aroma compounds to the nose, has a larger surface area which lets ethanol evaporate, and has a wider opening that makes the wine taste smoother.

Medium to full-bodied reds with spicy notes like Zinfandel, Malbec, Shiraz, and Petite Sirah are best enjoyed with a standard red wineglass. This type of stemware softens the spicy notes of the wine and allows the flavors to hit the tongue more progressively.

For delicate reds with subtle aromas like with Pinot Noir, Gamay, Zweigelt, St. Laurent, Schiava, Freisa, Valpolicella blends, and Nebbiolo, it is best to us “Bourgogne” wineglasses which have larger bowls that collect aroma effectively.

Now on to the important question, should you be savouring red wine in a glass or crystal stemware? It all comes down to preference. Both materials have pros and cons. However, if you want to enjoy the full body, taste, and aroma of your natural and healthy wine from The Wine Doctor with a luxurious flare, then go for crystal wineglasses with a bigger bowl.

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A Healthy Medicinal Wine to Improve your Health Sun, 24 Jun 2018 23:53:15 +0000 The post A Healthy Medicinal Wine to Improve your Health appeared first on The Wine Doctor.


The Unexpected Medicine

Have you ever wondered whether the glass of wine you consume has any medicinal benefit? A healthy medicinal wine to improve your health, well, this may be a surprise to many, but researchers have found numerous evidences of occasions when wine has been used perfectly as a medicine. This is from the ancient times when medical supplies were limited to the present day where, despite large medicinal supplies, some doctors still prescribe wine.

The first wines were believed to have been produced between 7000-10000 years ago on the land still believed to be the present country of Georgia. Archaeological evidence shows that ancient Egyptians were good wine stewards. They infused wine with some herbs to make a strong cure to treat a variety of diseases. They also used wine as a pain killer.

Ancient times

In ancient Greece, Hippocrates, who was the first to suggest that illness was natural, prescribed wine for a number of uses like a strong solution to, diarrhea, childbirth pain, and a better alternative for washing wounds. Therefore meaning wine contains some antiseptic characteristic. This was also supported by Pliny the Elder, who claimed that wine delights the stomach, and soothes cave and affliction.

Wine was also found to dissolve medicinal compounds in a better way than pure water. It has also been used to preserve medicinal compounds. In religious part, the Jewish Talmud written 536 BC-427AD suggests that wine is the greatest of all medicines. The bible also acknowledges some uses of wine as medicine like when Saint Paul suggested that Timothy should use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake.

Doctors in the middle age used wine soaked in a soft pad to help prevent infections and avoid both small pox and measles contamination. Louis Pasteur who proposed the germ theory and created pasteurization, said wine was the most healthful and hygienic of all beverages leading to doctors recommending it to sterilize water during cholera epidemics in 1892.

Doctor Hieronymus Brunschwing treated soldiers wounded by gunshots with Aqua Vile Composite which contains a mixture of Gascony wine, herbs and brandy. It is also believed to have been used in many other battlefields when medical supplies were depleted. Other medicinal uses during ancient times include usage as a, sedative, hypnotic, anaesthetic, treatment of anaemia, diuretic, mixing medium for other medicines among many other uses.

Present times

In the present times, most research carried out by many doctors turned Sommeliers, like Dr. Philip Norrie led to the production of wine such as the wine doctor which is the world’s first and only resveratrol enhanced wine. Resveratrol enhanced wine is known to contain health benefits due to the presence of antioxidants which aid in prevention of many diseases, including cancer. Some of the benefits of The Wine Doctors resveratrol enhanced wines include, reducing heart attacks, possession of anti-ageing properties, cancer prevention, reducing high blood pressure among other benefits. So, if you are looking for a healthy medicinal wine to improve your health than look no further than The Wine Doctor.

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Shiraz, a Superb Grape for a Red Wine Drinker Wed, 20 Jun 2018 04:19:39 +0000 The post Shiraz, a Superb Grape for a Red Wine Drinker appeared first on The Wine Doctor.


A Healthy Red Wine Drinker

Have you ever pondered about the health of the red wine you consume? Many people know the source of their favourite red wine comes from grapes, but they have not gone to an extent of determining the superb grapes for a red wine drinker responsible for a natural healthy wine. Syrah grape was discovered in France and when it arrived in Australia, Australian wine stewards renamed it Shiraz. It is the best recommended black grape variety due to its ability to produce dark, full-bodied, and age-worthy wines. It is therefore primarily used in making red wine.

Shiraz Grape

Shiraz is the best known and most widely planted variety of grape in Australia since it is grown in almost all regions of Australia. Shiraz tends to be well adaptable and can be grown in both moderate cool regions and warm areas, however, it thrives well in moderate to warm areas. An area with such suitable conditions is the Barossa Valley. It is the oldest and the most recognized region for Shiraz in Australia. The Barossa is the oldest vineyard having been planted in 1843 and still produces grapes to date. The region was important in the evolution of Australian wine and leading to the production of fine Australian wine to the global market. Shiraz occupies 50% of the vineyard and it’s therefore the most famous variety in the valley.

A Healthy Wine

A healthy wine to drink depends largely on the presence of antioxidants. Resveratrol is a polyphonic bioflavonoid antioxidant that’s present in some plants, foods, and drinks that are known to contain health benefits. Some sources of resveratrol include the red grape and red wine. Shiraz grape variety is known to contain flavonoids, resveratrol, and quercetin. Flavonoids contains health benefits like reducing risk of heart disease, preventing cancer, preventing strokes and as acts as neuroprotective. Resveratrol also possesses a host of benefits such as protecting cardiovascular health, anti-ageing properties, and much more (refer to our article on 14 essential benefits of Resveratrol for a more comprehensive list). Quercetin is known stop the growth of cancer cells and destroy the development of tumors.

The Wine Doctor is a unique wine, largely because of the enhanced resveratrol content. Resveratrol is found naturally in grapes which is of high quantity from the Shiraz variety. The Wine Doctor has resveratrol content similar to 15-20 bottles of any other red wine currently available. Therefore, if you are looking for a natural, healthy red wine make sure you consume The Wine Doctor made from the Shiraz superb grape for a red wine drinker.

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Can One Glass of Wine everyday make you healthy? Mon, 28 May 2018 04:41:06 +0000 The post Can One Glass of Wine everyday make you healthy? appeared first on The Wine Doctor.


After a long and a tiring day at work, all you want to do is take of those shoes, get yourself a glass of wine and relax on your couch listening to your favourite music. Can one glass of wine everyday make you healthy?

You wouldn’t think twice before having that glass of wine and feeling guilt free about it, because the internet is flooded with articles and blogs talking about the benefits of wine and it makes you feel good.

Red wine has always been on the top of the charts when it comes to health benefits. Very few will tell you that it is not just red wine, but it’s the resveratrol present in red wine which is providing you with the said health benefits. Nevertheless, various scientific researches and media coverages have established the extensive benefits of moderate wine consumption.

Here are some health issues which can be washed down with a glass of wine.


Resveratrol sets anti-ageing enzymes in motion which are essential for repairing DNA. Drinking wine helps in clearing up the acne and skin inflammations. The result is glowing clear skin.


As per a study by the School of Medicine at the University of California wine also boosts immunity and fights infections. It also enhances the effectiveness of vaccinations.

Type 2 diabetes

Some studies have confirmed that drinking red wine in moderation regulates blood sugar which reduces the risk of developing diabetes in the later years.


Studies have shown that moderately consumed wine can prevent cancer, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer.


Scientists at Texas A&M say that resveratrol in the red wine can actually prevent age related memory loss. It not only helps in improving memory, but also in improving mood function in old age.

Omega 3 fatty acids

In Europe a team of scientists found that responsible alcohol consumption, especially drinking wine, leads to higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood which are vital for a brain health.


Cholesterol is the reason behind many health problems which include obesity, heart related problems and stroke. Moderate consumption of wine paired with some healthy eating habits can help in reducing bad cholesterol.

Stronger bones

A study revealed that women who consumed a glass or 2 of wine regularly had higher bone mineral density than women who consumed heavy alcohol or no alcohol.

Heart diseases

The antioxidants present in wine help in preventing coronary artery diseases which are responsible for heart attacks.


Responsible consumption of wine can reduce the risk of a stroke. The same research about this benefit of wine also mentioned that the excess consumption of wine will not provide the said benefit.


Wine was found to be an effective way to treat depression and anxiety in a new research. The research stated that alcohol is considered a depressant, but wine could ease the mental health condition.

Gut bacteria

A study shows that red wine is good for the bacteria lining your large intestine. A balanced mix of bacteria in the body helps in food digestion and producing vitamin K.

Can one glass of wine everyday make you healthy? It may sound unbelievable, but a glass of The Wine Doctor red wine is all you need to get these benefits.

To  get the best results, it is important to consume wine moderately and in a responsible manner. Find out more about the benefits of wine and resveratrol on our website and get your Resveratrol enhanced wine here.

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The perfect healthy Red Wine you will enjoy drinking Wed, 16 May 2018 04:26:10 +0000 The post The perfect healthy Red Wine you will enjoy drinking appeared first on The Wine Doctor.


Want that perfect healthy glass of red wine? Here it is!

A healthy wine to drink depends on the brand you buy, and the quality of wine you consume. So, what is the perfect healthy red wine you will enjoy drinking? The two known types of wine are Red and White Wine. Red wine is obtained by fermenting both the pulp of red or black grapes and the grape skin. The grape skin is responsible for the red colour. However, according to many Wine Stewards, “not all reds are created equal” since different grapes contain different nutrients and various wines are prepared in different ways.

Production of White wine involves pressing of crushed grapes to release juice. They differ with the Red wine because in white wine, the skins are removed and play no further role, but red wine uses the skin and that is where Resveratrol is found, in the skin, therefore Red wine is a much healthier wine to consume. Due to different qualities of red wines produced because of different production methods, we consulted few Wine Stewards to determine the healthiest Red wine.

The healthfulness of Red wine is largely determined by the presence of antioxidants. Resveratrol is a polyphonic bioflavonoid antioxidant that’s present in some plants, foods and drinks that are known to contain health benefits. Some sources of resveratrol include the red grapes and red wine. Resveratrol enhanced wines contain a lot of benefits like possession of anti-ageing properties, lowering risk of cancer, protecting cardiovascular health, helping in protecting the brain and mental health, assisting in weight loss, among many other benefits.

How The Wine Doctor is different!

Wine doctor naturally contains up to 100 times more of the powerful antioxidant resveratrol than is found in any other wine around the world. The normal resveratrol content of Red wine is 4-6 mg/l but the Wine doctor wines have been boosted with 100 mg/l meaning it has as much resveratrol as 15-20 bottles of any other red wine. The best way to avoid a disease is to prevent it rather than curing it. The Wine doctor which is resveratrol enhanced can slow down the ageing process among other health benefits which can lead to extending human life expectancy.

Antioxidants in wine are not stored in the body, thus the wine doctor delivers a significant dose of resveratrol when consumed regularly with moderation. According to Dr. Philip Norrie, the inventor of the Wine Doctor has done extensive research and contributed to the Australian wine industry. Note, moderate wine consumption can be defined as a standard 750 ml bottle of wine each day, shared between two people daily, with women advised to drink a little less than men.

The Wine Doctor may not heal all your problems, but as long as you drink in moderation, it will be the perfect healthy Red Wine you will Enjoy Drinking.

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14 Essential Benefits of Resveratrol Fri, 04 May 2018 03:31:16 +0000 The post 14 Essential Benefits of Resveratrol appeared first on The Wine Doctor.


We know that there has been a lot of scientific research into and subsequent media coverage of the effects of resveratrol in humans, but what are the reasons why everyone needs to know the benefits of resveratrol, and why should we increase our dietary resveratrol intake?

Resveratrol is an antioxidant, naturally produced by plants to protect them from disease and insects. You can discover more about resveratrol here.

Health Benefits of Resveratrol


Much of the excitement around resveratrol stems from its perceived ability to prolong life, earning it the moniker “the fountain of youth”. There is scientific credit to this seemingly outlandish claim; studies have repeatedly shown that this powerful antioxidant can extend the lifespan of studied mice. This is explained in part by resveratrol’s ability to activate proteins known as sirtuins, which initiate body responses that fight disease and prolong life.



The resveratrol compound has been shown to prevent the occurrence and decrease the appearance of wrinkles by combating free radicals in the body, which cause signs of premature ageing. Resveratrol works by affecting the mitochondria of our cells- regenerating the body at a cellular level. Resveratrol helps cells to produce more energy, which, in turn, prolongs their life. Longer-living cells lead to looking and feeling more youthful.

Learn more about resveratrol’s anti-ageing effects.


Chronic inflammation in the body is linked to disease and cancer. Resveratrol can act to normalise the bodies inflammation response by inhibiting the creation of molecules sphingosine kinase and phospholipase D, known to trigger inflammation. Similarly, resveratrol has shown initial positive results in research into the treatment of bronchial asthma, an inflammatory disease of the airways.

Learn more about resveratrol’s anti-inflammation qualities.

Heart disease

An increased intake of resveratrol has been linked to a decreased risk of heart disease and a demonstrated capacity to improve cardiovascular health. Resveratrol can improve the elasticity of blood vessels and keep arteries clear of plaque build-up. This helps protect an ageing heart and reduces the risk of stroke and high blood pressure. Resveratrol also increases the body’s production of “good “cholesterol, while inhibiting production of “bad” cholesterol. This is great news for our hearts and overall circulatory health.

Cancer prevention

Resveratrol has been shown to be particularly effective in the prevention of, and inhibiting the spread of, prostate cancer. It has also demonstrated both therapeutic and preventative properties in all stages of cancer-at its initiation, during its growth phase, and blocking its progression in the body.

Learn more about resveratrol’s cancer prevention qualities.

Neurodegenerative disorders

Resveratrol’s ability to protect our brain and nervous system is unique among antioxidants. Resveratrol’s neuroprotective properties work by increasing blood flow to the brain, preventing the degeneration of our neuro system as we age, and improving the cognitive deficits associated with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Learn more about resveratrol’s ability to prevent the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.


Science has revealed the potential for resveratrol to be used effectively in the treatment of diabetes. By increasing insulin sensitivity and aiding in glucose metabolism, resveratrol has shown to have anti-diabetic effects in obese people.


Studies in this area have revealed a significant increase in natural testosterone production in people supplemented with resveratrol.

Learn more about resveratrol’s ability to boost testosterone.


Moderate wine consumption has been linked to the reduction of age-related macular degeneration. While this research is relatively new, it provides a positive beginning for scientists to further study the link between resveratrol and our eyesight as we age.

Bone density

Studies have shown resveratrol increases the spinal bone density of males with metabolic syndrome. This equates to a reduced risk of osteoporosis, and a promising option for treatment.

Learn more about resveratrol’s effects on Metabolic Syndrome.

Weight loss

Resveratrol has been repeatedly associated with weight loss and better weight management. By reducing the formation of new fat cells, whilst simultaneously getting rid of old fat cells, this compound can help prevent obesity, which is a precursor to many other debilitating diseases and health concerns.

Kidney health

Resveratrol’s ability to control inflammation and oxidative stress in the body has been tested and shown to provide effective treatment of chronic kidney disease. Resveratrol reduces kidney and gall stones, improving blood flow to the kidneys and reducing the risk of renal failure.

Deep vein thrombosis

Resveratrol’s effect of reducing the “stickiness” of blood platelets can play a part in reducing platelet adhesion, and therefore reducing the risk of deep vein thrombosis.

Combats common colds

Resveratrol, along with other polyphenols found in wines, can prevent cold and flu viruses from multiplying once they’ve entered your body.

What next?

These are just a handful of the myriad health benefits we can attain from increased resveratrol consumption. There are several different dietary sources of resveratrol, but the most effective – and pleasurable – way to increase your resveratrol intake is through the consumption of red wine. The Wine Doctors Resveratrol Enhanced Wine are a supercharged way of enjoying the health benefits associated with resveratrol. It is now clear the reasons why everyone needs to know the essential Benefits of Resveratrol, why not raise a glass and start enjoying the health benefits today?

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Which Polyphenols are found in Wine? Mon, 12 Mar 2018 03:37:43 +0000 The post Which Polyphenols are found in Wine? appeared first on The Wine Doctor.


polyphenols in wine

What are polyphenols?

Polyphenols are chemical compounds produced by plants, to protect them from environmental stress, disease and insect attack. Many polyphenols are also antioxidants, and there are many of these but which polyphenols are found in wine.

Wine is rich in polyphenols, containing both flavonoid and non-flavonoid polyphenols.

There are several non-flavonoid polyphenols found in wine, that are extracted from the pulp of grapes during pressing. These are generally found in low concentrations in both red and white wines.

Flavonoid compounds found in wine come from the seeds and skins of the grapes. The major flavonoid types found in wine are anthocyanins and tannins. These give wine its flavour and bitterness.

Flavonoids have polymer chains comprised of proanthocyanidins or OPCs. They are found in many plants, grape seeds, and skin. There are high concentrations of these OPC’s in red wine.

Because of the way it is processed, red wine has a higher content of polyphenols than white. This means that red wine also has a higher level of antioxidants than its white wine counterparts.


The polyphenol resveratrol is one of the key compounds in red wine, with some of the most impressive health benefits. Resveratrol is a phytoalexin – an antibiotic produced by plants to combat pathogens like bacteria and fungi. The protective properties of resveratrol in vines and red grapes have shown to be replicated in human bodies too.

Benefits of polyphenols in wine

Drinking red wine in moderation has been extensively proven to have myriad health benefits, including protection against neurodegenerative disease. This neural protection has been linked to the polyphenol compounds contained in red wine.

Oxidative stress within cells can lead to signs of premature ageing, as well as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Polyphenols in wine are antioxidants which combat free radicals and lessen oxidative stress.

Studies of resveratrol have linked this polyphenol compound to anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects, as well as lowering blood sugar and promoting good cardiovascular health.

Earlier we touched on OPC’s in red wine. These OPC’s have a key role in neutralising oxidants, and inhibiting the destruction of collagen, thus preventing signs of premature ageing.

Studies have further shown that polyphenols found in red wine can play a role in the prevention of diabetes and macular degeneration.

Which wine should I be drinking?

To maximise your intake of polyphenols in wine, you should choose red wine, which has a higher polyphenol concentration due to the production process. The Wine Doctor range of wines have the full spectrum of Polyphenols in them.  Our wines are naturally enhanced without any additives and contain significantly higher polyphenols flavonoids and enhance resveratrol than regular red wines.

In fact, our wines have up to 20 times the health and healing properties of normal Red Wine.  Now you’re “full bottle” on the subject of which polyphenols are found in wine; why not try out The Wine Doctor range today.

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What are Polyphenols? Wed, 07 Mar 2018 02:35:48 +0000 The post What are Polyphenols? appeared first on The Wine Doctor.

what are polyphenols
Antioxidants, flavonoids, polyphenols; there is a lot of buzz around these keywords in health circles, but what exactly are we talking about? Read on to have polyphenols explained for human health.

What are polyphenols?

Polyphenols are chemical compounds which occur naturally in plants. Many polyphenols are also antioxidants, and sometimes these terms are used interchangeably. There are several types of polyphenols, including flavonoids, phenolic acids, stilbenes and lignans.

Poly means many – this refers to the large number of basic phenol rings found in polyphenol compounds, of which there are more than 4000.

Polyphenols add acidity, or “bite”, to foods. This is particularly noticeable in strong tea and red wine. These polyphenols are what we know as tannins.

In plants, polyphenols are created to help defend against insect attacks, environmental stress and disease, and contribute to the colour of the plant.

What are the benefits of polyphenols?

As they are powerful functions such as antioxidants, Anti-inflammatory and anti-aging, polyphenols combat cell damage, neutralise free radicals, reduce inflammation and slow the growth of cancerous tumours. Researched has shown that polyphenols can also positively influence gut bacteria, and more recently, these powerful plant compounds have been linked to an improvement in oral health.

Flavonoids increase insulin sensitivity, and lower the digestion rate of sugar, which has been linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

Lignans have been linked to a lower occurrence of inflammation after exercise.

Polyphenols have also been shown to balance out levels of “good” and “bad” cholesterol and decrease blood pressure – both precursors to heart disease.

High flavonoid intake has also been shown to regulate body weight and lower BMI; leading researchers to suggest that polyphenols may play a role in combating obesity, which can lead to many other serious diseases.

Polyphenol sources and supplements

Plant-based foods, fruits and vegetables are the best source of polyphenols in the diet. Below is a list of most common polyphenol sources;

Fruits- grapes, oranges, apples, , cherries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, black elderberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, strawberries,

Vegetables- spinach, onions, potatoes olives, broccoli, asparagus, carrots

Whole grains-whole grain wheat, rye

Nuts, seeds, and legumes- roasted soybeans, black beans, white beans, chestnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, almonds, walnuts,

Beverages- coffee, tea, red wine

Fats- dark chocolate, virgin olive oil, sesame seed oil

Spices and seasonings- cocoa powder, capers, saffron, cloves, dried peppermint, powder, dried ginger, cumin, cinnamon

Resveratrol – the stand-out and most researched Polyphenol

Of particular note is a flavonoid known as Resveratrol, which has received much media coverage and positive research results for its role in protecting the body against signs of ageing, inflammation and disease. This polyphenol is considered a super antioxidant for its health benefits and disease prevention properties.

Resveratrol is found in high doses in red wine. The Wine Doctor range of wines are naturally increased Resveratrol Enhanced Wines.  With 20 times the amount or health improving resveratrol in their wines, it makes sense to get your resveratrol this way.  The Reselixir, a resveratrol-enhanced red wine, has even higher levels of Resveratrol than our regular wines. It is a delicious and effective way of increasing your consumption of polyphenols and attaining the benefits from these super chemicals. In addition, because if the increase absorption of Resveratrol through the mouth (buccal and sub-lingual) helps your uptake of these amazing polyphenols.

Now that you’ve had polyphenols explained for human health and understand the benefits of trying The Wine Doctor.  Get your Wine Doctor polyphenol fix today.

Enjoy the Benefits of Resveratrol Wine

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