Sardinian Wines For Inflammation

What are some names of Sardinian wines available in PA that supposedly help with inflammation in the body?


Answer From Expert Roger Bohmrich MW

Sorry, I can't help you with that question as I am unaware of any Sardinian wines which are a cure for inflammation. It sounds as if this is some sort of local myth and not a medical fact. It is true that resveratrol, a compound in red wine, may have anti-inflammatory effects. But that does not mean wine is prescribed for that purpose. And alcohol in excess can have the opposite effect. Sardinia does enjoy a so-called Mediterranean diet which favors vegetables and grains as well as wine. Many medical authorities consider such a diet to be particularly healthy and a possible contributor to the long life of Sardinians and others who eat a similar mix of foods on a daily basis.


About The Expert

Roger has enjoyed a lengthy career in the wine trade as an importer and retailer, and at present he is an educator, speaker and consultant. He set up and managed Millesima USA, a New York merchant affiliated with a leading European company. Previously, he served as senior executive of importers Frederick Wildman & Sons. In recent years, Roger has judged wine competitions in Argentina, Turkey and China. Roger became one of America's first Masters of Wine in 1993.

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