Red Wine :D

No no; I don’t mean ‘whining’ like complaining – I mean wine like the drink!  There are a lot of studies out there that say a glass of red wine can do wonders for your health … And let me just say that I have a really hard time with this little tidbit of information I learned …

The antioxidants in wine are said to keep your heart healthy – but like most antioxidant-full foods, I can’t stand eating.  A prime example is blueberries; most people love them.  I can’t stand them – and I have tried them a million and one different ways and different times.  I’ve tried them ripe, over ripe, and under ripe – I’ve had them mashed, jellied, in all sorts of pies and confections … I just cannot  stand blueberries.  And, like them, I honestly just don’t like the taste of alcohol – of most kinds.  Which apparently is kind of a shame because I can drink like a fish; I can out-drink most of my friends (as far as I know) … But I just don’t like to drink it leisurely, and I have yet to find an alcohol with a taste that I can pallet without it being a horrible experience …

However, for the health benefits, I always try to move above and beyond my taste buds – hence why I’ve tried blueberries so many times and have failed so spectacularly.  Well, it’s the same with red wine; getting through 6 to 8 ounces a day or so is pretty brutal, and it’s not even really that much.

Lambrusco Emilia

This is the first time I ever bought this type of alcoholic beverage, I had to ask the man standing at the counter to recommend a very fruity red wine – he directed me to this ginormous vat of booze, pictured to the side – it’s called Lambrusco Emilia, and it’s a “soft Italian Red Wine”.  And true to form, it tastes sort of like slightly tart grape juice with a weird after taste … And as you can see, I bought the biggest bottle I that was available – it only cost $15, so I figured why not? If I was going to be drinking it every day, it would be easier and cheaper than buying a bunch of smaller bottles during the week, right?  Well, so far, I have been drinking it once a day all week, or at least as often as I could stand it, (I think I missed a couple days …) and this bottle is about 3/4 of the way gone.  And, after drinking it for a while … I’m still not really used to the taste.  I guess I’m a weird young person – not liking the taste of alcohol and what not … xD

Usually I drink it while I’m preparing dinner, or while I’m eating dinner, because the other tastes help to cancel out the flavor of the wine … And I can’t really say that I’ve noticed much of a difference, and I’m not sure it’s really worth spending $15/week on alcohol that I don’t even really like, but … Well, as it stands I’m doing pretty well health wise, so we’ll see if I decide this is a worth-while investment or not.

Many people who probably think I’m crazy will most likely have no where near the amount of trouble downing a glass of this stuff on a daily basis; I really need to get over my troubles with foods that are high in antioxidants …

Now if I could just get behind eating dark chocolate …

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