red wine! taste important!

By highlandcitygirl Latest Reply 2009-01-24 12:21:39 -0600
Started 2009-01-20 19:13:48 -0600

i have been reading in the discussions about the healthful aspects of red wine. i'm not much of a drinker, but i would like to see if it helps me! i need names of red wines, also they would have to be a little sweet for me to stomach them. somebody gave me a glass of wine once and it was awful!

12 replies

daetura 2009-01-21 20:07:26 -0600 Report

I like bitter red wines… chianti being my favorite. Sangria is a little sweeter. They make nice wine coolers… a LITTLE wine filled in a glass of ice cubes and ginger ale

Anonymous 2009-01-24 09:07:58 -0600 Report

I read on this site that the best wine to drink is red and redder the better. So I look for the reddest bottle of the one I like and buy that.

dj7110 2009-01-21 12:35:31 -0600 Report

I myself have a wine occasionally far and few between though. Had a small glass on new yrs and usually have wine for thanksgiving dinner etc. I prefer the blackberry wine myself. They have a few different winery's near me. It is the best place to go to buy it. they give free samples (shot glass size) for taste test to find what one you like best. It is also cheaper buying where it is made.

GabbyPA 2009-01-21 12:08:23 -0600 Report

Hey Highlandcitygirl,
Unfortunatly, KD is right about the dry wine being more effective. There is a discussion that Sharon started last year called Red Wine and in it, her and I experimented with the differnt types with varying results. I was not on meds at the time, so I had no interactions to concern myself with. It did help me to some degree. Vinegar can do similar things for lowering your BG after a meal. You also have to be aware of your tirglycerides, as it may raise them.

I had to stop drinking it due to cost. But if you do use it, you want only 4oz WITH your last meal of the day. Drink it during your meal a little at a time. I experimented with several as you can read in the other discussion, but found that a Shiraz worked best for me. It is be ready. If it is not something you really want to do, then don't worry about it.

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-21 12:15:47 -0600 Report

it is really nothing i want to do! if i were doing it for a buzz, i just as soon have a chocolate cake! i just thought that with the articles i read it would help, guess not! thanks!

GabbyPA 2009-01-21 12:23:32 -0600 Report

It might help a might not. You won't know unless you try it. Sharon had beeter results with it than I did, but it did help me. I posted my numbers in the "Red Wine" discussion, you can see. But the only way you will know is to try it and test. Give it some time, a month or so...then decide.

Anonymous 2009-01-21 14:07:50 -0600 Report

I buy Sutter Home Merlot. It is very good. I think taste great. that is all I buy. It is $6.99 a bottle.

kdroberts 2009-01-21 11:23:28 -0600 Report

If you're looking for a sweeter red wine you might as well not bother. The sweetness in the wine is from un-fermented sugar so because of this it has a higher sugar content and more carbs, sometimes a lot of them. Because of this, any benefit you would get from it would be pretty much negated by the negative impact on your blood sugar. The same would apply to grape juice, the benefit you would get is not worth the cost to blood sugar. If you want the heart benefits of red wine then either you will have to drink a dry one or try one of the supplements containing resveratrol. The supplements are not guaranteed and haven't been proven to be beneficial in humans. They are also generally not made from grape skins anymore. If you want the alcohol benefits from the wine then scotch, vodka, gin, rum, anything that has no carbs, will have that benefit.

Alcohol can do many things and can help diabetics. The red wine has the added benefit to the heart but you should also see a benefit in blood sugar numbers because of the way alcohol is processed. It's up to each person to decide if drinking is for them, talk to your doctor and see. There are some good reasons not to, mainly medication interactions, but there are good reasons to drink as well.

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-21 10:43:10 -0600 Report

hello! i wasn't kiddin' i'm going to the store today to purchase a bottle of this miracle drug. i don't want a wine that is going to turn my mouth inside out!

shirleycc 2009-01-21 11:11:14 -0600 Report

I wouldn't encourage you to drink wine. I haven't been in on any discussions and I know the reservetrol in red wine is supposed to be helpful for some diseases, but I've never heard it used for diabetes. My endo would probably have a heart attack if I mentioned drinking any type alcohol, including wine, and he's usually quite laid back.
Grape juice supposedly has the same benefit without the alcohol. As with anything, moderation is key and anything has to be counted as part of your daily
intake. Grape juice tastes better and can be mixed with sparkling water to cut the sweetness. Even then, 1/4 cup is all
I'm allowed in a day.

Take care.