At the end of the day, especially in the summertime, nothing is more relaxing than a front porch, a rocking chair and glass of wine. And there is some evidence that the daily glass of wine may have some health benefits besides the time you take to just relax.

First, it is important to point out that a “glass of wine” is 5 ounces of wine. The benefits are based on that as the daily amount.

According to the American Gastroenterology Journal, there is research that indicates that red wine, in moderation, benefits the gut. Red wines contains a lot of polyphenols which are the chemicals that have antimicrobial properties. These are the very properties that can balance the microbiome of your gut. Mounting knowledge about the health of your gut is vital to overall health.

There is also some evidence that there may be some cardiac implications. One glass, 5 ounces, daily, according to the Canadian Journal of Clinical Nutrition, may benefit coronary blood flow and overall heart health. The polyphenols in red wine that were beneficial to the gut also have cause microvessels to relax which can help to prevent blood clots and other cardiovascular problems.

So cheers to a front porch, a rocking chair and a daily 5 ounce glass of your favorite Big Creek Winery Red Wine!