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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Vino

A/Z - a drink for me

V - Vino



I enjoy a glass of wine in the evenings when I'm relaxing reading blogs.  Due to calories, I have cut it out nightly and now just have wine on the weekends, but I did recently see a study that said drinking a glass of red wine was like doing an hour of exercise.  I had to laugh because there are always studies out there that refute previous studies.  Coffee is good one year, coffee is bad another yet, same with sugar and so much other stuff.  All things in moderation the Bible says and I tend to agree.

What do you think of those scientific studies? Fact or fiction in what they say?

And in follow up of my U post about the bank, I loved to read the answers you guys came up with; a lot of them were great ones and a lot of funny ones too.

But the reason that they think this bank won't get robbed is because of its location.  It is almost in a bottle neck kind of situation, not many ways out of the area, not a quick escape for a robber. Only two roads actually lead out of town from there. Now I had thought the opposite because it was on a corner of two busy streets close to a Wal-Mart and a car dealership.  So I guess that doesn't make me have the mind of a bank robber (which is probably a good thing).

52 comments:

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Okay, now I get the bank question! I am so slow lately... hahaha!

I read once in the Bible where wine is good for the stomach... even though I don't like the taste of it. I mix a tiny bit of wine with ginger ale... but only once in a blue moon.

I think half of the studies are to generate funds in a particular direction, and no sound basis. Personal experience speaks volumes - we all have things we've tried that ultimately failed.

TARYTERRE said...

You are right these studies contradict each other all the time. Thrilled to hear why this bank was not vunerable to someone robbing it. Very interesting, indeed.

Sophie Duncan said...

I'm actually re-reading a really good book at the moment called Bad Science by Ben Goldacre, and it's about the myths and plain awful science that is used by the media and so-called 'science' gurus when trying to sell us the latest craze, including the idea of cherry-picking ideas from random studies to make headlines - I think this is where all our coffee good / coffee bad, wine good / wine bad comes from, since it's based on media hype rather than good science, which will agree with you about moderation and a balanced diet :)
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Keith's ramblings said...

What is good for you today is bad for you tomorrow, especially where red wine is concerned. A bottle of red is one of my greatest pleasures and nothing will stop me drinking a couple of glasses a night cheers!

Wendy said...


I'm sure all the processed foods and chemicals can be blamed for cancer and allergies and ADD and autism and everything else. But I don't see us going back to undo it all.

I would think high traffic would make it easier to get lost in the crowd making the bank a good target.

Rhonda Albom said...

Great minds think alike. I found a away to make wine be my V as well. :) As for red wine being like exercise, I wish it was white wine.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I agree about everything in moderation. I remember once when a doctor told my Dad to have a glass of wine every day as it would improve his circulation. Interesting fact about your bank and it's location, maybe that is why my bank doesn't have security guards too.

Joanne Noragon said...

Coffee and white wine for me. I don't read the studies.

lyndagrace said...

These do’s and don’ts are ridiculous. Similar to that are the latest “cures” for cancer. I think it is more of irresponsible journalism than bad science.
I agree with I’m mostly known as ‘MA’ moderation is the key.

joeh said...

Most of these new expert findings come from a small paragraph in a 1000 page study that news folks grab on to. I treat them like a grain of salt. They are seldom conclusions, but just areas for further study.

Still, a glass of red probably has benefits. Several glasses has some issues.

Chrys Fey said...

Red wine is pretty healthy. In moderation, of course. I also think coffee can be beneficial too. It's just depends on how much you drink. A cup is good...three is not.

jack69 said...

Shucks, working with houses and real estate I should have thought of that since every house depends on "LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION" lol.

I get frustrated at the surveys, studies, and what-ever that seem to change with the wind. LOL (BIGTIME)

jaybird said...

I follow what the Bible says, it's the only source that has never given me wrong advice!! :)

Everything in moderation, is the best solution. Because you know the next minute someone will come up with another thing that was supposed to be good for you that's now considered "bad".

Interesting about the bank's location being why they don't think it will be robbed.

Pat Hatt said...

Well if you had the mind of a great bank robber that never gets caught, might not be as bad lol

Those studies are pointless indeed. As they flip flop every which way and half the time they are done by the companies selling the product. So what are they going to say? Oopsy, our product is bad for you.

Eileen T said...

I try to not get too hooked on what the various studies say is best for you as the next study will contradict it. I tend to do what feels right for me and I try to listen to what my body needs rather than what the latest study advises.

Stephen Tremp said...

I do like a few glasses of a decent vino in the evenings. Red is preferred over white.

Mevely317 said...

Woo-hoo, you're singing my song!
I wasn't raised in the Roman Catholic church, but because the Cabernet was beginning to taste too good, I gave it up for Lent.
... and you know, I find myself sleeping better those nights I forego a glass (or two). :)

PS - My mother's cardiologist recommended she start drinking red wine to lower her blood pressure; and, when she mentioned preferring a white wine he said you can get the same benefits by adding red grapes to the glass or the bottle. Who knew?!

Jo said...

Yes, I too have cut back to wine at the weekends. As for these scientific reports, if you had seen as many of them as I have, you'd basically take no notice. Not so very long ago bacon was bad but it's in favour again. Eggs were a big no no once, but they too are OK now. Basically, if you want it, eat or drink it, in moderation as you said.

Cindi said...

stop the presses...I just heard gnat farts are bad for you.....Yes, a gnat gets near you while passing gas, you will not know what hit you. Immediately without warning you will fall flat on your face lights out....DANGER DANGER DANGER...

As for only drinking wine on the weekends???? I've only heard...Yum, that sure tastes good, I'll have another...lol

Lynn Proctor said...

Oh yeah I know-seems every few months there is a new study-but I tend to believe the moderation thing :)

Ruth said...

I have never been a wine drinker. I know a lot of people that are. I just have never found one I liked.

Linda said...

Could find a study to prove just about anything. Can't believe the explosion of wine and beer labels. Moderation's the key.

Cute bear, cookie jar?

I'm guessing robbers can do more damage hacking corporate computers, stealing our identities, and now in the news, ransom our computers. But the old-fashioned way, I'd like to see the record for that Wal-Mart. Our Fleet Farm is in the police reports daily with someone trying to shoplift.

J E Oneil said...

I think the studies are all fact, but sometimes they just don't show the whole picture. And sometimes a thing can be good for you and bad for you at the same time. So go enjoy your vino :)

Birgit said...

Aha-the location! I would never be a bank robber either:) I am sick of all these stats etc... they can really do a number on one. I think moderation is key. Too much, even something good, can turn out to be a bad thing. I also believe that people eat more fast food crap and instant crap stuff than making home-made meals plus we do less. My great grand father would have a micki of schnapps a day and he lived to be 87!

Bijoux said...

I totally live within everything in moderation (though I would never smoke!)

Megan Whitson Lee said...

You have addressed one of my favorite subjects! I love a good glass of wine. I read that study by the way, and I was impressed! ;)

Sunni said...

I think you should do what you like and not pay much attention to the studies because they change all the time. I don't think anyone really knows and as long as you do things with good sense and moderation, then go ahead. Red wine before dinner is supposed to be very good for you, even my doctor told me that.

I love my wine, but watch it because of the calories.

Sunni

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susie said...

Used to drink white wine, but I gave it up.

Now I have to cut back on the coffee. Buzzed all the time. Can't type.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Catching up again. I love wine and have some most days. Other drinks (beer, whisky) less frequently. I'm a believer in science, but you have to read carefully to know what a study is really saying and how well it was conducted.

Mary said...

So many of those studies are rubbish, then and now. When I was a child, potatoes were bad, dairy was bad, pork was bad, butter was bad, bananas and watermelon were bad, and so on. We now know all those things in moderation are not only good but important. The fats in dairy, including butter, and pork are healthy. Generations of women have lost bone density due to these fad studies, that we're learning weren't scientific, but mere unproven theories. My maternal grandparents were farmers, who made all their own breads, cheeses, meats, etc... I remember as a child in the 60s the grand high poohbahs of nutrition turning up their noses at such homespun food as less nutritious than the then, modern mass produced "vitamin enriched" stuff, and now we see new elites making the same homespun breads, and etc.. and calling them 'artisanal'.

Liz A. said...

Yes, everything in moderation. And if you like it, why not have a little daily?

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I like a glass of wine now and then in the evening, but I also cut it out because of calories. And the coffee thing, so true, good one year, bad the next. I do drink a lot of coffee.

SweetMarie said...

I'm not a wine drinker, I believe if you like it then enjoy yourself. :) My great-grandmother said the key is moderation. She lived to be 93. :)

Chatty Crone said...

I think that studies can be made to go either way - lol - depending on the need. I have to say I agree with you - moderation!!

Lux G. said...

I love love wine. :)

DMS said...

I think everything in moderation is a good motto because science is always telling us something is good or bad and then it changes. :) I also enjoy a good glass of wine.
~Jess

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

I am much more a everything in moderation is okay kind of person. I do know from personal experience a glass of true red wine each evening will build iron in the blood. If I'm going to have a drink, I'd rather have run or whiskey in coke. I do not like sweet flavored drinks.
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Stephanie Faris said...

An hour of exercise? I'd rather drink wine than do an hour of exercise, so bring it! I assume that's just the heart benefits, though, and you'll gain weight drinking wine instead of exercising?

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I have to admit that the studies are starting to wear one me. Everyday it is something new. I too have limited my wine drinking to the weekend and believe all things in moderation. That's funny about the bank.
Debby

Sandy said...

Do I win a prize? For guessing right? LOL I'll take a bottle of wine for my prize. Seriously, I love wine and my motto is a day without wine is like without sunshine. I like Pinot Noir and Spanish Tempranillo,and Pinot Grigio for sipping white.

I think most doctors feel red wine is good for you. Look how much healthier The French are. They drink lots of red wine.

sandy at Bridge and Beyond

Nick Wilford said...

Location is always an important factor! It seems like they are always changing their minds about the benefits of red wine. I've heard it's good for you but would be great if it was the same as an hour's exercise!

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

I think they just make stuff up to confuse us and when we feel confused we want to drink wine. It's all a plot to get us to drink wine. I'm in!

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Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

I believe most studies are designed to prove what the person wants it to say. Anything in moderation is good if you enjoy it.

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Paula Kaye said...

I used to enjoy a glass (or two) of wine in the evenings. I haven't done that for awhile. I need to make a trip to the liquor store. I guess wrong about the Bank but thanks for giving us the answer.

Claire Annette said...

Well, I live in Central California and wine is a huge part of our economy. We just went and helped bottle wine in Paso Robles which was lots of fun. Two of my daughters have studied viticulture. I think good wine should be part of a balanced diet!

Intense Guy said...

I may or may not enjoy the wine, but I often enjoy the colorful labels and colored glass bottles!

Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

I do enjoy a nice glass of wine and I do think it's probably good for you. However, most of these studies are complete hogwash and if you look at who funded them you can find out why they say what they say :)

Love the bank explanation.

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Veronica Lee said...

Today I learned that butter is now good for health. There are so many conflicting articles on this, it's hard to decide which one to believe. I guess it all boils down to moderation.

Kat said...

Ha! Yes! Every time a new study comes out just wait a few weeks and a contradicting study will emerge. So silly. That is why I say everything in moderation. ;)
If wine helps you relax and enjoy life then I don't see any reason you can't have a glass at night. :)

netablogs said...

I love a glass of red wine in the evening, too! It's not a nightly habit, mostly because I forget! ;) I do think a bit of wine is good for the stomache and it's relaxing.
It drives me crazy how one food can be so healthy one year and the next it's the worst and will kill you. My goal is to eat mostly healthy, natural foods and once in a while enjoy some decadent dessert without guilt!

TBR/Committed Thoughts said...

I never acquired a taste for wine...any of it. But I'm told it does have some health benefits. Paul (in the Bible) told Timothy to drink wine for his stomach's sake.

An hour of exercise, though? I might try a little harder to like the stuff! ugh! haha

I believe people can manipulate the data and make studies and surveys say just about what they want them to.