White wine is a type of wine made from white grapes or a blend of white and black grapes. White wine is typically fermented without the skin, which gives it a lighter color. It can range in flavor from crisp and dry to sweet and fruity, and it is often served chilled. Some common white wine grapes include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling. White wine is often paired with lighter foods such as seafood, chicken, and salads.
There are some potential health benefits associated with moderate consumption of white wine.
- Heart health: Some studies has shown that moderate white wine consumption, can help to reduce the risk of heart disease by increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and reducing the risk of blood clot formation.
- Cognitive function: Moderate white wine consumption also have some beneficial effects on cognitive function in older adults.
- Antioxidants: White wine contains antioxidants, which helps to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
It’s important to note that these potential benefits are only seen with moderate consumption of white wine, which is defined as up to one glass per day for women and up to two glasses per day for men. Excessive consumption of alcohol can lead to negative health consequences.
Some of the most highly rated and critically acclaimed white wines include:
- Chenin Blanc
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Pinot Gris/Grigio