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Happy National Drink Wine Day!

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Posted at 10:47 AM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 14:18:04-05

February 18 is National Drink Wine Day, where you’re encouraged to–you guessed it–have some delicious vino.

According to NationalDrinkWineDay.org, the idea is to promote the love and health benefits of the drink.

Fermented grapes have been part of human existence for thousands of years.

According to Guinness World Records, a sweet dessert wine from Cyprus is the oldest manufactured wine in the world with its origins dating back as far as 2000 B.C.

Red wine in particular has been long thought to have heart benefits.

The Mayo Clinic says red wine contains antioxidants that may prevent heart disease, when enjoyed in moderation of course. This is because researchers believe antioxidants increase levels of so-called “good” cholesterol that protects against artery damage.

Government scientists have found light to moderate consumption could also fight the onset of dementia.

So if a glass of fruity vino is your thing, enjoy!

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