Wine comes in an array of varietals, flavors, and colors. It’s becoming more and more the drink of choice for women, so we ask, is wine a girl’s best friend? Certainly yes, we say, and here are our three top reasons why:
It can boost your business
Traditionally, the golf course is where many business people strike deals and where connections are made. Now, career experts say that women are making their business connections over wine more than ever. It’s a great way to spark a new conversation and find common ground even with the most buttoned up client. It’s also important to show a breadth of knowledge and passion that can spark new curiosity and creativity. So, knowing the difference between a pinot noir and a pinot grigio may make a difference in your glass as well as the glass ceiling at work.
It offers many health benefits
Recent research says wine drinkers have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than beer or spirits drinkers. More specifically, moderate drinkers suffering from high blood pressure are 30 percent less likely to have a heart attack than nondrinkers. Why? Experts say red wine tannins contain procyanidins, which protect against heart disease. So, you don’t always have to fight heart disease at the gym! You can fight it sippin’ on some red wine, from the comfort of your couch, trying your luck at Red Flush online casino if you want! Also, moderate consumption of wine (especially red) cuts the risk of colon cancer by 45 percent. It also helps the brain, as researchers found that brain function declines at a markedly faster rate in nondrinkers than in moderate drinkers. It’s important to note that these health benefits come from moderate wine consumption, defined by the American Heart Association as one to two four-ounce glasses a day.
And finally, as they say, “in vino veritas.”
This is a Latin phrase that means “in wine, truth”, suggesting a person is more likely to speak their mind after wine is introduced into the equation. Alcohol is life’s social lubricant and sometimes it’s the little boost of confidence you need to let down your guard and speak the truth. Or, in the business world, it might be just what a client needs to open up about what their real goals are for a project, or even what’s secretly coming down the pipeline from corporate that you otherwise might not know about. There’s nothing like a cocktail or two to unlock the jaws of even the most tight lipped client.Also, as a service provider, it’s part of the job to always have answers and be strong in front of the clients, but being vulnerable shifts the power dynamic and creates sympathy and empathy. Same goes for friends. If you’ve been meaning to tell your best friend something, but can’t find the words. Invite her to a glass of wine and see if it’s easier to say after a few sips.