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Wine is stupendously appropriate for mankind provided that, in health as in illness, it is distributed accordingly and in the right quantity”.

As early as the 4TH century B.C., Hippocrates, the father of medicine, prescribed wine for curing wounds, as a nutritional beverage, to reduce fever, as a laxative and as a diuretic. Wine is considered a beverage par excellence amongst the people of the Mediterranean basin, it has also been recognized by science for its health benefits. Antioxidant substances such as resveratrol and quercetin protect proteins, fats and nucleic acid from free radicals. Furthermore, a glass of red wine can contribute to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, to improve the lipid framework, hemostatic balance, blood pressure, insulin sensitivity and cholesterol level.

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