Drinking Wine Actually Makes You Smarter And Now It's Proved

6 June, 2017 at 12:53 | by Sonal Dixit

Don’t do the math. Drink wine. It’s better for the brain. At least, that’s what a new book from a Yale professor suggests. Happy enough to raise another toast to our favourite drink? Then go have one more!

The proven story

Booze kills your brain cells. Right? Well, not necessarily. At least not when it comes to wine. The result of research presented by Doctor Gordon Shepherd of the Yale School of Medicine in his new book Neuroenology: How The Brain Creates The Taste of Wine.

According to Shepherd, sniffing and analysing a wine before drinking requires an enormous amount of control over the tongue’s intricate muscles, and the utilisation of thousands of taste and odour receptors. He reckons it makes our brains work harder than any other human activity, including listening to music and solving math problems.

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So why all this work?

Well, it’s because there’s no taste in wine. Cool story, Gordon! “The taste is not in the wine; the taste is created by the brain of the wine taster,” Shepherd writes. Basically, taste is a lot more subjective than previously thought and we should be paying more attention to the drinker rather than the wine itself. Every single person brings his or her own experiences to the process of tasting, their own memories and emotions — all of which affects the experience of drinking the wine.

 

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But don't overdo your wine

Still, don’t drink too much. If so, Shepherd says, you’ll saturate your system, and there’ll be no exercising of the grey matter for you.

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Henceforth, now we've given you reasons good and big enought to cherish your favourite Grover- Zampa Chene or Charosa Tempranillo Reserve. So why wait, go rush for another bottle of exotic wine and stay smart!

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