DailyDirt: Uses For Wine (Besides Drinking It)
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Drinking wine on special occasions is a popular tradition all over the world, but it seems like more people would like some other excuses for drinking wine, too. Red wine had gotten a lot of publicity for various health benefits, but if you want to drink some wine, maybe you should be asking yourself why you need so many different reasons. Here are just a few interesting links about wine to go with your favorite beverage.
- There’s a persistent statistic that wine drinkers tend to live longer than teetotalers or people who drink other forms of alcohol. But according to a recent study, those wine drinkers also correlate highly with people who possess healthier habits in general. So wine could merely be the drink of the healthier — and not some magic elixir for longer life. [url]
- Some Australian researchers have developed a process to turn wine into clothing — and it also works with other forms of alcohol. Bacteria are used to ferment the alcohol into a formable fabric, and the garments retain characteristic odors of their original beverage. So if you really like the smell of beer, there’s a perfect shirt for you…. [url]
- There’s a possible “miracle molecule” in red wine called resveratrol — and it seems to give older mice some improved mobility. Consuming more red wine might seem like the easy answer for older people to gain mobility improvements, but the study also suggested that a 150lb human would have to drink 700 4-ounce glasses of red wine a day to see an effect. Good luck with that! [url]
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