In August 2018 researchers from Greece published their review of the medical scientific literature to assess the association between moderate wine consumption and health. The researchers stated that moderate wine consumption is a characteristic of the Mediterranean diet and studies from around the world have shown that a moderate alcohol intake, in particular wine, may have a beneficial effect on health. The most recent studies have confirmed the valuable role of moderate wine consumption, especially red wine, in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, cognitive decline, depression and cancer. In addition, red wine is beneficial against oxidative stress and helps to achieve a desirable gut bacteria. The beneficial role of red wine has been attributed to its phytochemical compounds.
Pavlidou E et al. Wine: An Aspiring Agent in Promoting Longevity and Preventing Chronic Diseases. Diseases. 2018 Aug 8;6(3). pii: E73.