I’m sure you’re trying to figure out how drinking wine could possibly get any better.
It is already proven to reduce the risk of basically every bad thing like colon cancer, breast cancer, dementia, type 2 diabetes, liver disease, and much more.
But now, to add to that insanely long list, it’s proven that drinking wine intensely exercises our brain too!
According to neurologist Gordon Shepherd the molecules in wine do not actually have flavour or taste, but it is our brains that work really hard to create the flavours.
So when you and a friend are sharing a bottle of Chardonnay, the taste of grapes and alcohol will be consistent among what you both taste, but the ‘undertones’ and ‘notes’ of flavours are all discovered by the mind.
This doesn’t always mean that while you’re enjoying a smooth, oaky red that your friend is tasting something completely different but in an interview, Shepherd says that there is a 10% chance you could be tasting something very different than your friend.
According to Shepherd’s new book your brain is stimulated while it’s actively trying to determine the flavours, from the moment you smell the wine to the moment you take that last sip.
So I guess if you choose wine over beer you’re the smartest of them all!
But us wine lovers knew this already.