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Old 01-19-2005, 12:18 PM   #1
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Port Wine

Does anyone know if wine causes you to gain weight? Don't even know why I got on the scale but it said I have gained weight. I am trying to determine if it is the wine. I did drink more than usual because of feeling worn from too much planning. Plus the weather is cold and dreary. I did hear some bird today for first time. Hope that is sign that the weather will be changing. I always heard wine was good for the heart, but if it puts weight on you, then it isn't so good. Thanks

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Old 01-19-2005, 12:31 PM   #2
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Wine, especially red, in moderation is good for the heart.

Alcohol and sugar are good for gaining weight. Port has both.

Port is made by stopping fermenting grapes/juice by adding brandy to it (fortifying). As a result, it has that nice sweet finish from the unfermented sugars in the wine. It usually also has more of a kick (usually about 18% abv instead of the normal 12-14% abv of average wine) because of the brandy.

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Old 01-19-2005, 04:30 PM   #3
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ronjohn55 thanks for the response. It sure does have a kick. But it does kick me in the right direction. Surely gives me more help in preparing the meals. So if I want to drink I can't eat, right?

Saying it is good for my heart is not telling the truth. The key word you used and I have heard so often is 'moderation'. Have to stop after l drink. But it did warm me up and made me not feel uncomfortable.

I thank you for your knowledge and think moderation when I do enjoy one.

Take care
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Old 01-19-2005, 10:33 PM   #4
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Ideally you shouldn't drink more than 300ml of red wine a day. Both for the calories and the alcohol content.

Red wine is generally recommended over white, has more of the good properties.
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Old 01-20-2005, 07:50 AM   #5
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Speaking of drinking (wine/beer etc.), I just saw a report on the news last night talking about how one drink a day can also help memory functions. Then they cautioned that moderation was key, and too many drinks could have the opposite effect.

Really? Drinking too much every night can cause you to forget things?? (Like how you ended up where you are?) Gee, wonder how they figured that one out???

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What are we talking about again? I forget!
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lol, i forget, it was something about bird's drinking wine in the springtime...
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Old 01-20-2005, 12:43 PM   #9
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I drank an entire bottle of port last night. Woweeeeeeeeee :!: Fun :!: Porto"s from Portugal are excellent ports and my favorite wines.
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Old 01-20-2005, 12:51 PM   #10
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Check this site out.

http://www.intowine.com/port.html
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