You’ve probably heard the common phrase, “a glass a day keeps the doctor away,” in reference to the health benefits of drinking wine in moderation each day. And while that may sound a little far-fetched, there is some truth behind the tale. In this edition of Quick Pours, Haskell's Chairman and CEO Jack Farrell will give you a brief history lesson on how wine got its sterling reputation.
We Go Way Back
Did you know that wine is considered the oldest medicine known to mankind? We have references of it in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics that date back to 2,000 B.C. They would use wine as a royal medicine in the royal household of the pharaohs. That’s over 4,000 years of continuous use! What better definition could you have? Therefore by definition, the oldest medicine known by man, is wine. They even knew about the benefits in ancient Rome as the gladiators bathed their wounds in wine for its believed antibiotic benefits.
Sip Sip, Hooray!
So, as you're sitting around the fire on a cold winter night having a glass of wine, you might be doing yourself a lot of good. Rest easy knowing that smooth glass of red is more than just a decadent treat. Because the health benefits of wine are indisputable.
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