Wine facts

Wine is a well-known beverage to humans from thousands of years. It possesses nutritious properties and wonderful taste. The single word wine means the alcoholic beverage which is produced from grapes. It contains therapeutic properties if consumed in moderate amounts. The red variety of wine assists in having the longer lifespan. It helps to prevent heart ailments such as heart attack, heart failure and stroke. It lowers anxiety, enhances digestion and promotes appetite.

Name Wine
Native The evidence shows that the wine production was started in Iran, Georgia, Armenia and Greece.
Name in Other Languages Albanian: verë;
Basque: ardoa;
Belarusian: віно;
Bosnian: vino;
Bulgarian: вино;
Catalan: vi;
Croatian: vino;
Czech: vino;
Danish: vin;
Dutch: wijn;
Estonian: vein;
Finnish: viini;
French: du vin;
Galician: vino;
German: Wein;
Greek: krasí (κρασί);
Hungarian: bor;
Icelandic: vín;
Irish: fíon;
Italian: vino;
Latvian: vīns;
Lithuanian: vynas;
Macedonian: vino (вино);
Maltese: inbid;
Norwegian: vin;
Polish: wino;
Portuguese: vinho;
Romanian: vin;
Russian: vino (вино);
Serbian: vino (вино);
Slovak: vino;
Slovenian: vino;
Spanish: Vino;
Swedish: vin;
Ukrainian: vyno (вино);
Welsh: gwin;
Armenian: gini (գինի);
Bengali: Ōẏā’ina (ওয়াইন);
Chinese (Simplified): Pútáojiǔ (葡萄酒);
Chinese (Traditional): Jiǔ (酒)
Georgian: ghvino (ღვინო);
Gujarati: Vā’ina (વાઇન);
Hindi: vain (वाइन);
Hmong: caw;
Japanese: Wain (ワイン);
Kannada: Vain (ವೈನ್);
Kazakh: şarap (шарап);
Khmer: sra tompeangbaychour (ស្រាទំពាំងបាយជូរ);
Korean: podoju (포도주);
Lao: heloa thi hedchak (ເຫລົ້າທີ່ເຮັດຈາກ);
Malayalam: vain (വൈൻ);
Marathi: Vā’ina (वाइन);
Mongolian: dars (дарс);
Myanmar (Burmese): wine (ဝိုင်);
Nepali: Raksī (रक्सी);
Sinhala: vayin (වයින්);
Tajik: vino (вино);
Tamil: Matu (மது);
Telugu: Vain (వైన్);
Thai: Wịn̒  (ไวน์);
Uzbek: vino;
Turkish: şarap;
Afrikaans: wyn;
Chichewa: vinyo;
Hausa: giya;
Igbo: mmanya;
Sesotho: veini;
Somali: khamri;
Swahili: mvinyo;
Yoruba: waini;
Zulu: iwayini;
Cebuano: bino;
Filipino: alak;
Indonesian: anggur;
Javanese: anggur;
Malagasy: divay;
Malay: wain;
Maori: te waina;
Esperanto: vinon;
Haitian Creole: diven;
Latin: vinum
Color White or red
Varieties/Types Red wines

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Zinfandel

White wines

  • Chardonnay
  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Gewurztraminer

Rose wines

  • Zinfandel

Sparkling Wines

  • Rose Champagne
  • Prosecco
  • Sparkling Red Wine

Sweet Wine or Dessert Wines

  • Sweet white wine
  • Sweet red wine

Fortified Wines

  • Port wine
  • Madeira
  • Sherry
Major Nutritions Manganese, Mn 0.184 (8.00%)
Iron, Fe 0.55 mg (6.88%)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.08 mg (6.15%)
Fluoride 226.9 µg (5.67%)
Phosphorus, P 30 mg (4.29%)
Magnesium, Mg 16 mg (3.81%)
Potassium, K 147 mg (3.13% )
Carbohydrate 4.03 g (3.10%)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.034 mg (2.62%)
Zinc, Zn 0.19 mg (1.73%)
Health Benefits
  • Lowers depression
  • Prevent colon cancer
  • Anti-aging properties
  • Prevent breast cancer
  • Prevent dementia
  • Prevent sunburn
  • Prevent blindness
  • Prevent stroke
  • Prevent lung cancer
  • Prevent liver ailments
  • Prevent prostate cancer
  • Prevent type 2 diabetes
Calories in 1 serving (5 fl oz), 148 gm 123 Kcal.
Traditional uses
  • It helps as anesthetic for operations and childbirth.
  • It is used to clean wounds and prevent infections.
  • It treat wounds, diarrhea and lethargy.
Precautions     
  • Excessive use results in side effects such as health ailments, sleep deficiency, obesity etc.
  • It should not be consumed by the pregnant women and breast feeding women.
  • It increases the chances asthma attacks, blood pressure, anemia, liver disease, and worsens gout.
How to Eat White wine is served with fish and Red wine is served with meat.
Other Facts West Asia, Central Asia and Egypt use first drank wines which then spread to the Mediterranean Sea.