On Doctor's orders...dry wine please

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Deep, deep joy! We’re ecstatic about the findings from yet another medical study that confirms that red wine can be good for your health — if it's dry and consumed in moderation (of course).

The study looked at people with type 2 diabetes who drank one (and only one) glass of dry red wine with dinner based on a Mediterranean diet. So you see, a trip to B’acino can promote good health.

But what is dry wine? If your taste buds get a bit confused, you may be forgiven for thinking that a dry wine is one that leaves your mouth feeling like the bottom of a budgie’s cage. But, I can inform you that this sensation is caused by a wine that is strong in tannins and not because the wine is dry.

The other thing that makes wine dry is how the wine is made.

To make a dry wine, the winemaker will let the fermentation process finish, rather than leaving some of the sugar from the grapes in the juice. So, a dry wine has allowed the yeast from the fermentation to consume all the sugar present. A dry wine is as far away from sweet as can be.

Examples of dry red wines

The research shows dry red wine comes into its own when paired with a Mediterranean-style dinner. That's good news for us! The type of reds we would recommend in the restaurant to go with our amazing dishes are:  

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Merlot

  • Malbec

  • Carmenere

  • Grenache/Garnacha

  • Zinfandel

  • Sangiovese

Other dry reds include Syrah, Petite Syrah, Tempranillo and Pinot Noir.

Now you know the secret of the Meditarranean diet when paired with dry wines, it is fair to say that you are under doctor’s orders to pay us a visit soon.

It’s always about the kisses that make you drunk xoxo



Judy CiokB'acino