The Bitter Benefits of Bold Red Wine – Episode 4

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In  this episode, I discuss what makes bitter wines taste so bitter and why this may actually be where we find the greatest health benefits. Sit back, reach for a bold red, and enjoy!

The Bitter Benefits of Bold Red Wine – Episode 4

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14 Comments

  1. Deborah Hammel

    It would be nice if you would post a transcript. I do not have time to listen to a podcast or other audio recording.

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  2. Rob

    Nice video. I discovered Tannat about 10 years ago, when I spotted a Tannat wine kit on sale at a nearby wine store. My wife and I have been making wine for 20+ years (we use a lot of local fruits….wild grapes, chokecherries, blackberries, etc), and had made several wines from kits, but we had never made a Tannat. Wow, it turned out great…….loaded with tannins, and it seemed to get even better as it aged. Since then I have purchased a bottle of Tannat now and then, whenever I see it at a reasonable price. It has never disappointed us. Malbecs are great too. I love the big, bold red wines.

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    1. colinchamp (Post author)

      Thanks Rob! I need to get on board with making my own, especially Tannat. Maybe this is the year…

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  3. Larry

    The tannins in the grapes are not a defense mechanism to keep animals from eating the grapes. The vine “wants” animals to eat the grapes and spread the seeds far and wide. That is why the grapes are red and sweet. The vine doesn’t “want” its leaves or wood to be eaten but it does want the fruit to be eaten. The vine with the most desirable fruit would have an evolutionary advantage over the vine with less desirable fruit.

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    1. colinchamp (Post author)

      Thanks Larry. That definitely makes sense and it seems like it is more of a fungal/bacterial survival mechanism.

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  4. Ian

    I’ll admit to drinking cheap box red wine most of the time. Do those wines provide health benefits too?

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    1. colinchamp (Post author)

      haha not so sure about box wines, though apparently newer ones are getting decent in quality

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