Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Where there is no wine, love perishes

Publication of the second edition of Age Gets Better with Wine is almost here, and so we are closing in on completing the list of 101 healthy reasons to drink wine. A few more thoughts from our ancestors before we get to the cutting edge science that has caused such a stir.
90. The Greek playwright Euripedes penned Where there is no wine, love perishes, and everything else that is pleasant to man. A bit dramatic perhaps but that was then the whole idea of drama and comedy was invented by the Greeks, in order to show the benefits and the hazards of moderate vs. excessive wine consumption.
91. The Roman romantic poet Ovid wrote It warms the blood, adds luster to the eyes, and wine and love have ever been allies. Some 2 thousand years later, Italian researchers indeed proved scientifically that women who drink wine have healthier sex lives.

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