It is truly amazing to think that despite the fact that wine has been consumed for thousands of years for quite some time it was considered very bad for you. Prohibition created a entire generation of medical doctors who felt that the consumption of any alcohol would have very ill effects on the body. Of course this is true if excessive amounts are taken in, but research shows that in moderation wine especially can be very good for the body.
For decades the prevailing attitudes of the physicians of the prohibition generation kept wine as a negative for any use at all except externally. But in 1991 the television show “60 Minutes” ran a story on the French who saw wine as a healthy drink and consumed some daily with their meals, yet they had a lower instance of heart disease than Americans, more people started to reconsider.
Now with research backing up all the benefits wine has to the body doctors and patients are seeing wine in a new light in the United States. There has since been a movement of more and more people to the wine hobby fueling more vineyards as well as wine accessories stores. This has been a big plus to everyone by adding wonderful new wines to try as well as creating more interests for tastings, festivals, and other wine events for the enthusiasts.