Red wine has been proven to be good and beneficial to health, but many people avoid drinking red wine because of the taste that they don’t like, or maybe because they’re trying to limit their intake of alcohol as much as possible and so on, but there are also other reasons that some people avoid red wine entirely, which we will be talking about in this article today. Here are 10 things that can stop you from drinking red wine.
1) You don’t like the taste
Believe it or not, not everyone likes the taste of red wine. Red wine has a bitter and sour taste with heavy tannins. Some people may find the taste too strong and think it is more like vinegar than liquid. Others may not be able to get past the slight bite of alcohol in each sip. However, for those who do enjoy a glass of vino every now and then, these problems won’t matter so much as they are just nit-picking.
2) You think it is unhealthy
Drinking wine in moderation is not an unhealthy habit, but too much of anything is. It’s easy to drink too much at a party, so make sure to monitor your consumption, and don’t be afraid to say no if someone offers you more than one glass. Additionally, it may surprise you to know that most people react differently to alcohol based on the color of the wine. Red wines have a higher alcohol content than white wines because the grape skins are left in contact with them for longer periods of time.
3) You are worried about your blood pressure
You could be thinking about starting to drink red wine because of its health benefits. And it does have many: Red wine can boost your mood, reduce inflammation and prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular disease. That being said, not everyone should start drinking it for these reasons. If you have high blood pressure or heart problems, including a family history of heart disease, do not drink alcohol in any form without consulting with your doctor first.
4) Not having any with dinner
If there is no wine to drink with dinner, what else would someone enjoy with dinner? Wine goes great with so many different types of food, but if you are trying to cut back on the amount of alcohol in your diet, try switching it up and having a glass of wine or some champagne with your meal.
5) Alcohol makes you fat
- Alcohol increases your production of insulin, which tells your body to store more fat. – The calories in alcohol don’t provide the energy the way other foods do. – Drinking too much alcohol will result in a weight gain of two pounds every year, or ten pounds every decade.
- Drinking excess alcohol while trying to lose weight may actually contribute to greater weight gain.
6) Drinking too much gives you a headache
In one study, college students who drank five or more glasses of wine per week had almost triple the risk of getting a migraine. Red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and zinfandel are rich in natural substances called histamines, which cause blood vessels to dilate, triggering headaches. If a headache does hit, chugging milk helps block histamines and serotonin receptors in the brain that cause pain.
7) I would get drunk too quickly
If you are trying to cut back on your alcohol consumption, then chances are that red wine is not a good idea. Wine takes time to process in the body, and so it will be in your system longer than vodka. If this isn’t enough of a deterrent for you, then try remembering what Red Wine does to your breath and teeth.
8) Don’t like the whole glass thing anyway
When I drink a full glass of wine, it has to be drunk right away. There’s no way I’m going to set the whole thing down for ten minutes and come back to it. But if there’s just a little bit left in the bottom of my glass, chances are I’ll go back for more once or twice before putting the bottle away. What do you think is up with that? Am I just being a pig? Or does this happen to everyone who drinks wines of any size?
9) Red wine stains my teeth
To keep your teeth sparkling white, drink through a straw or wipe your teeth with a damp cloth before and after you drink. Keep in mind, that all wines are high in tannins which is what causes the tooth staining. Darker wines such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and zinfandel have more tannins than lighter-colored wines such as rosé or Pinot Grigio.
10) I always forget to buy some
I have a feeling many people reading this right now are having the same problem as me–you keep forgetting to buy some red wine. It’s always either too early in the day or I’m just not in the mood, and before I know it I’ve forgotten to get my much-needed fix of liquid elixir. If this sounds like you, don’t worry; there are plenty of other ways to enjoy your alcohol that doesn’t involve cracking open a bottle of vino at all hours of the day.