Liquid Lunches. The ABCs of ABV.

It all started with a statement made on his Facebook page by the gentleman above.

In my book, you aren’t living a healthy lifestyle if you don’t drink wine at lunch. 2006 Tilenus, a delicious random sample

It being summer, and Mrs. E. in attendance at the Manse, we are lucky enough to have lunch together. Once in a while, I’ll make something special that calls for a glass of wine. Hot weather, in my book, calls for a chilled bone-dry rosé, so I thought I’d ask Mr. Broadbent about his statement. Do rosé and white fall into the healthy lifestyle category? Or must we go to Malbec, with its higher than average levels of resveratrol?

Below is his answer.

Red, white and rosé… depends on the dish. However, at least half a bottle a day because I have half a bottle in the evening, or more, and a glass or two at lunch. However, note that I am talking the 12% to 14% alc range of wines. If you drink 15% alcohol wines, half a bottle at night is a lot, 12% or 13% wine is moderation and 3/4 a bottle of 12.5% is not excessive at all [but know the limits when it comes to driving afterwards].

Here’s a little more to chew over about alcohol levels in wine. In the meantime, I’m off to plan today’s luncheon and choose a wine for a dinner party this evening… Enjoy!

This entry was posted in Entertaining and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Liquid Lunches. The ABCs of ABV.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.