Win Free Wine on National Drink Wine Day!
Imagine a day dedicated to drinking wine.
Now, I know what you’re thinking- there is a day for that: Wednesday… and then there’s Friday, oh and Saturday, too. Yes- those are all very good wine-drinking days, but did you know that on the official calendar of National Days, wine-drinking has a spot?
Well it does- and this year National Wine Drinking Day is scheduled for Saturday, February 18th!! Are you as excited as I am? Well, you will be when you see what I have to offer you in celebration of this lovely day. But first, let’s find out what this day is all about…
National Drink Wine Day
Now, I don’t ever remember having seen so many of these National (insert random thing here) Days, but I will not complain about this one. This one has a special place in my heart (and glass, and subsequently, my tummy). Social media has done a great job of spreading the word on the National Days, and I want to make sure that this particular day gets all the love and attention it deserves. So I decided to dig a little deeper…
What is this day all about and why has it come to be? Do you even care, or are you just happy to participate because… well, wine is delicious? I was hoping to get some interesting National Drink Wine Day facts for you to use at your get together, but guess what?
There is little to NO information on the origination of this day.
Why? Well, I’m guessing that people just don’t need a reason to celebrate it. Wine is delicious, fun, and has certain health benefits with responsible consumption. So instead, I found you some facts on the health benefits of wine so that you can be knowledgeable while sipping your vino with friends this weekend…
Health Benefits of Wine
Red Wine is good for your heart.
“Red wine may contain more substances in addition to alcohol that could prevent blood clots, relax blood vessel walls, and prevent the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL, “bad” cholesterol), a key early step in the formation of cholesterol-filled plaque.” Harvard
Red Wine has anti-aging properties.
“…the properties of a chemical present in red wine, known as resveratrol, does indeed have anti-aging properties.” Medical News Today
Red Wine can help regulate your weight.
“…ellargic acids inside a vineyard’s grapes have the power to delay the growth of fat cells and slow the development of new ones.” Medical Daily
Red Wine is an immune booster.
“The antioxidants in your glass of wine boost your immune system, reducing your risk of common colds by as much as 40%. This is due to the fact that antioxidants fight infection, prevent cellular damage, and eliminate free radicals.” Health Ambition
Red Wine reduces the risk of Diabetes.
“Moderate drinkers have 30 percent less risk than nondrinkers of developing type 2 diabetes. Source: research on 369,862 individuals studied over an average of 12 years each, at Amsterdam’s VU University Medical Center, published in Diabetes Care, 2005.” Food and Wine
White Wine also helps in preventing certain cancers.
“In 2002, researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine found that moderate lifelong white wine consumption improves lung health. In 2010 University of Wisconsin researchers found that white wine protects cells from breast cancer equally well compared with red wine.” Livestrong
Champagne can help to keep you mentally agile. “A study conducted at the University of Reading found that drinking three glasses of champagne per week can protect your brain from dementia and prevent memory loss.” Alziehmers.net
So there you have it. A few facts to throw at your wine-loving friends while you celebrate this National Day.
I have something else for you that’s sure to get you all tingly and excited on National Drink Wine Day… WINE!! That’s right! I’ve teamed up with Love More Live Blessed Blog and Wine Awesomeness to bring my wine lovers a Giveaway they’re sure to love… FREE WINE.
Just so you know… I was in no way compensated for this post. My opinions are my own.
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Only readers living in the United States can participate, however, due to the laws and regulations regarding the sale and distribution of alcohol in certain states, we’ll need to exclude the following states: Hawaii, Alaska, Utah, and Mississippi.
HAPPY NATIONAL DRINK WINE DAY, MY FRIENDS!! May your wine be as good as the close friends and family you share it with. Don’t forget to drink responsibly.
What are your plans for National Drink Wine Day? Let me know below.