Chew your way to health with tannic wines
9 Aug 2007 by Julia Harding MW
Younger, tannic red wines - those that are generally better drunk with food – are more likely to be better for you than others, particularly in their ability to protect moderate drinkers against heart disease and strokes. The notoriously tannic grape variety Tannat , in its Madiran homeland in SW France, was singled out by Professor Roger Corder in his book The Wine Diet . Tannat wines from the grape variety's second home, Uruguay (see Some promising wines from Uruguay and Jancis's write up of Bouza Tannat 2004 ), along with wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon , are also more likely to confer such health benefits, but...

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