We love wine. We're wine fanatics. Catch us on the weekend drinking at all of Queens and Brooklyn's wine bars. After that, you'll find us getting tipsy at all of New York City's best wineries.
If after all that you still need to know where we are, check out all the best wine bars in Manhattan. We'll probably be there, getting buzzed off our faces.
Our point is, wine is the best drunk there is. Wine is good for your health, your libido, and your image.
Plus, staying in on a weekend evening and pounding bottles of wine to the face is the scientifically proven most fun night a millennial could possibly have.
Wine pairs perfectly with our favorite foods, it makes us spout our feelings, and at the end of the night, it helps us fall asleep. Basically, wine drunk is our favorite drunk. Read on to find out why.
1. It's good for your heart
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We're guessing you've heard this common wisdom: that red wine has been long thought of as healthy for your heart.
There are antioxidants in red wine, which can help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and protecting against artery damage, according to the Mayo Clinic.
This really only applies to red wine, but the great news is that red wine has flavornoids and a substance called resveratrol, that conspire to benefit the heart.
There are also antioxidants in red wine called polyphenols that help protect the lining of blood vessels in your heart. So, yeah, a glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away?
2. It doesn't have a lot of calories
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If you're trying to shed pounds, and reveal the washboard abs you've had all along, wine is your drink.
Whether you're drinking red or white wine, you'll still only be consuming around 100 to 120 calories per class. That is, of course, if you're drinking the standardized 5-ounce glass, according to Details.com.
Research from Iowa State and Cornell shows that people tend to over-pour by 12%, which doesn't surprise us because the stuff is so delicious, but still, it's the healthiest of the alcohols.
If you want to get specific with it, white wine tends to have fewer carbs than red wine, but that makes a small difference in calorie count.
When it comes to avoiding gaining weight, red wine is the move. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry reports that red wine's ellargic acides delay the growth of fat cells while slowing the development of new ones.
3. It's an aphrodisiac
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Red wine is known as one of the strongest aphrodisiacs in the solar system.
Alcohol itself is a great releaser of social inhibition, and red whine specifically stimulates receptors in our brain that produce a really sexy buzz. According to Vine Pair, a group of Italian researchers discovered the compounds in red wine actually enhance levels of sexual desire in women.
It increases blood flow to erogenous areas, which leads to increased desire. For men, red wine also increases levels of testosterone in the blood, which also increases desire.
So, if you want to have a hot hookup, you should definitely introduce some red wine into the mix.
4. It acts like mouthwash
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Sure, sometimes wine might stain your teeth, but that's worth it.
Why? Well, Bustle reported that the flavan-3-ols in red wine have been shown to reduce bad bacteria in your mouth.
So, who needs tooth brushing? Who needs mouthwash gargling? Chugging a glass of red wine is sometimes just as good.
We're kidding; you should probably still brush your teeth, but we're definitely into the idea of red wine getting rid of bad bacteria in our mouths.,
5. Everyone's doing it
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It's pretty fun to bond with your friends over stuff, right?
Stuff is more fun when you love doing it together, and that applies to wine as well. When you and your friends bond over your love for wine, you can all giggle about your favorite types of wines, try new types, and be wine drunk together.
So, yeah, a new study by Wine Market Council found that in 2015, millennials drank 42% of all the wine drank in the United States, more than any other generation.
In fact, in 2015 79 million Americans from the ages of 21 and 38 drank 159.6 million cases of wine in 2015, which is an average of two cases per person. That seems accurate, doesn't it? Anyway, basically if you're a millennial and you want to fit in, you have to love wine. Which isn't actually that hard.
6. It's inexpensive
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Sure, you can find hundreds of dollar bottles of wine if you're looking for it, but if that's not your style, you can definitely get wine drunk without shelling out very much money at all.
There's Two-Buck Chuck, the $4 delicious Trader Joe's wine that can get you totally buzzed for the cost of four dollar slices.
There a delicious variety of wine called Coyete Creek which only costs $7 per bottle, and one of our favorite wines, Gnarly Head, only costs $10 to $12 per bottle.
So, yeah, wine isn't just friendly for your heart, your mouth, and your libido. It can also be friendly to your wallet if you're doing it right.
7. It goes great with all our favorite foods
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We mean, there's nothing like a delicious glass of red wine paired with a succulent chicken parmesan, or pasta.
Italian food is definitely our favorite food in the universe, and it definitely pairs perfectly with some rich red wine.
We also love drinking wine because it gives us the best excuse to shove an entire plate of cheese down our throats.
Want to eat something light? Perfect, grab some pinot grigio. Eating something salty? Definitely pour yourself some prosecco. So, yeah, wine pairings are fun.
8. It's classy as f*ck
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You know this is true.
There's a whole subculture of people who get together and act pretentious about wine together. They care about the size of the glass and the temperature it's stored in and the way the air hits it.
All this is to say, no one judges you for drinking wine. In fact, they'll probably think more highly of you. They'll probably think, "Wow. That is one classy person."
If you're chugging straight vodka? You'll probably get judged. Pounding red wine? Everyone around you will think, hm, that person is doing that for the antioxidants, or, wow, that person is so well-cultured.
All-in-all, getting wine drunk all the time is a huge victory. Plus, you could always buy yourself a subscription to Glassful, and then you'll get a new, classy, catered-to-your-taste bottle of wine to your door every month.
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