The WellBe Guide to Picking the Healthiest Wine for Your Body

Whether you’re picking up a bottle for a casual dinner or making selections for a big party, consider going for organic wine. The choice helps you stay away from unwanted toxins. (Grapes are #8 on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list.) Most of all, your liver has to work hard to filter out the alcohol from your blood— why also make it filter out chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and sulfite preservatives? When you give your liver too much to filter, it takes away from its other vital functions:  making bile to digest food, storing energy and nutrients, and manufacturing hormones, proteins, and enzymes that your body uses to function and ward off disease. Alcohol isn’t the greatest thing for your body, but Team WellBe thinks it’s OK in moderation.
More information:
The Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen 
Stoutridge Vineyard (it’s owned by Steve Osborn) 
The Organic Wine Company 
Cannounau wine from Sardinia, Italy, one of the Blue Zones.  (They have  nearly 10 times more centenarians per capita than the U.S.) This wine has two or three times the level of artery-scrubbing flavonoids as other wines.