>> Saturday, February 7, 2009 – Beverages
There were very few occasions that I drank wine, and all those instances not even finishing a full glass. My being choosy and not so fond of wines has more to do with the smell than the taste. I find the use of wine more appropriate for cooking though. Infusing white wine with fish and red wine with meat is a good rule to live by. This is why you'd see a few bottles of both in our kitchen, comes in handy when I need them.
Since the good book suggests that wine when taken in small amount is healthy...it "makes the heart of man rejoice" (Psalm 104:15), I should heed that. Perhaps a little Chardonnay with scallops or lobsters over a good talk with hubby...Just something I observe from mom in law and her hubby...before going to sleep, they would talk about what happened that day, laughing sometimes arguing a little until they finish a whole bottle of red wine.
If not, hubby and I could just munch on chardonnay grapes as is with some cheese and crackers too! ;-)
Another thing to consider about drinking wine are the health benefits. The good book also cited:
“Use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent cases of sickness.” (1 Timothy 5:23) True enough, studies show that the antioxidant contents of red wine helps protect one against heart disease but just like in other matters, moderation is the key.