Yet Another Reason to Drink Wine

Science is awesome… especially when it validates our vices.

With wine, things keep getting better and better. First, The Mayo Clinic reveals that red wine can reduce the risk of health disease. And now the the Yale School of Medicine says that wine may help make is smarter as well.

It’s a little complicated but apparently wine, in order for us to experience taste from it, must engage the brain differently than others foods and drinks to.  The molecules in wine, rather than stimulating out taste buds, make our brains create the flavours we experience.

So, as we drink wine, our brain works really hard to create the favours we experience.  And, as is well established, exercising your brain develops new or deeper neural pathways and makes us smarter and makes our brain healthier… just like doing crosswords or math puzzles.

I fucking love science.

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