It's my wife's favorite holiday...National Wine Day, she's a red wine lover. Did you know that the Caldwell area is one of the top up and coming wine growing regions in the world?  Here are some other facts about wine and your health that you didn't know.My wife enjoys red wine, she has since I've known her. I really didn't like it much, but she has really worked hard to get me to try it and I have to admit, that I do enjoy a nice glass every once in a while. One of her favorite gifts I've ever given her was this years Christmas gift, membership into the wine of the month club. She gets delivery of 2 new bottles of different red wines every month from all over the world. In addition it comes with a pamphlet that teaches you about the wine...it's tastes and what type of food it goes with. The thing I've come to appreciate is just how healthy drinking red win is for you.

A study by Washington State University and Harvard reveals that drinking one to two glasses of wine every night may help curb your appetite and thus help you lose weight. Researchers found that wine contains resveratrol, which stops fat cells from gaining more fat. Wine also makes you feel fuller

Wine O'Clock

A study by the analytics firm Enolytics reveals that wine o'clock is a real thing. The company studied 2 million pieces of data to determine that wine o'clock begins at 4:45 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. local time. Wine o'clock peaks between 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m

Red Wine

A study by Bristol University reveals that drinking wine makes you more attractive. In the study a group of people took pictures of themselves when sober and then, after downing one and two glasses of wine. Another group of people were then showed the before and after pictures and they rated the attractiveness of each head-shot.

Researcher Marcus Munafo says: ''The study found that those who had consumed one drink appeared more attractive to the majority of people who viewed the photos than those who had opted for a second drink, or were completely sober. It suggests that, if it’s true, people are rated as more attractive once they’ve consumed a small amount of alcohol,

This is soooo true…when my wife drinks wine…she finds me way more attractive….Oh wait I think I got that backwards from the study.

So go ahead and enjoy National Wine day, you deserve it, and after all it's good for you.