Great news for wine-drinkers from the world of scientific research: it turns out drinking wine regularly, especially red wine, can actually help you avoid getting those nasty cold symptoms.  Results are best if you drink at least 14 glasses a week; yes, 14!  It’s a proven fact, based on an extensive study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.  Check out this excerpt from London’s Daily Mail … and be smart this winter and stock up on cold preventatives for you and your loved ones on your next visit to Pinot Boutique!

How a glass or two of wine can help beat those colds
by JENNY HOPE, Daily Mail

There is already a wealth of evidence that red wine does you good, lowering the risk of heart attacks, dementia and a stroke.  Now research has revealed that all wine is a powerful ally against a far more frequent health problem – the common cold.

Doctors have discovered that drinking a moderate amount can help develop a kind of immunity against the 200 viruses that trigger the ailment.  The study found that people who had more than 14 glasses of wine a week had a 40 per cent lower risk of getting a cold than teetotallers.  And the protection was even stronger for those who favoured red wine over white, said the report.

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