Each of the following findings are from recent medical studies. Big Creek Winery is open seven days a week to make sure the health benefits of wine are available to everyone, every day.
- Moderate consumption of wine (especially red) cuts the risk of colon cancer by 45 percent.
- Brain function declines at a markedly faster rate in nondrinkers than in moderate drinkers.
- Wine drinkers have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than beer or spirits drinkers.
- Moderate drinkers suffering from high blood pressure are 30 percent less likely to have a heart attack than nondrinkers.
- Red-wine tannins contain procyanidins, which protect against heart disease.
- Moderate drinkers have 30 percent less risk than nondrinkers of developing type 2 diabetes.
- The possibility of suffering a blood clot–related stroke drops by about 50 percent in people who consume moderate amounts of alcohol.
- Moderate drinkers are 32 percent less likely to get cataracts than nondrinkers; those who consume wine are 43 percent less likely to develop cataracts than those drinking mainly beer.