We recommend serving red wines at 59 Fahrenheit or 15 Celsius. This can be achieved by opening the wine and putting it into the fridge 15 minute before serving it.
Here are three reasons to say cheers to good health
Drinking a glass or two of red wine with a meal could decrease a person's chances of having a stroke, heart attack, bowel and aero-digestive cancer as well as other diseases; it might also be good for the brain and quite probably increases longevity, say experts.
- Heart health
"People that drink a moderate amount of wine regularly, particularly with food, have a 30 per cent reduced risk of heart diseases.
"Alcohol is a risk factor for certain cancers, but we also know wine reduces the risk of other cancers like bowel and lung cancer and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma."
Studies have shown drinking red wine in moderation can reduce risks of aero-digestive tract, lung cancers and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma by 20-40 per cent as well as bowel cancer by around 20 per cent, says Stockley.
"Phenolic compounds [found heavily in red wine] work by preventing the initiation, progression and growth of cancer cells," she says.
- Elixir of life
"Drinking red wine appears to reduce or prevent the decrease in your ability to think, reason and remember," she adds.
"It may also reduce your risk of developing certain dementias such as Alzheimer's."