Great question! First, let's be perfectly clear: Alcohol is toxic. So are water and oxygen in the wrong amount.
That being said, most of us drink alcohol. It's part of our environment and culture. Not only can it be highly pleasurable, but research shows there may also be benefits to drinking wine in moderation.
The amount you drink matters, though. If you drink too much, the negatives outweigh the positives. It’s well-documented that large quantities of alcohol adversely affect your brain development and bodily functions.
This is why it's important to start with lower alcohol, which for us is under 12.5% Alc/Vol. In moderation, lower alcohol wines allow you to enjoy the benefits and taste of wine throughout the evening while reducing the negative effects of higher alcohol consumption.
At Dry Farm Wines, we often drink a few glasses at night and we're always in the gym early the next morning. We cherish this balance of indulgence and hard work!