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08healthbw2 - Reminders Health Effects of Wine Introduction...

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1 Health Effects of Wine Introduction to Winemaking, VEN 3 Andrew L. Waterhouse Department of Viticulture & Enology University of California, Davis " The best medicine is wine. " ALCAEUS: Greek lyric poet, 6th Century B.C. 2 Reminders Midterm next Tuesday Coverage from 1 st lecture to today’s health lecture Multiple choice test Bring ID and scantron! Seating will be assigned-TA will post seating chart on class website this weekend Grapevine cuttings in a few weeks Outline Brief history Alcohol consumption Health problems Health benefits Properties of Wine Mysterious production Blood-colored liquid Medicinal solvent Most concentrated form of alcohol until distillation discovered by Arabs in ~1100 (1300 in EU) Historical Perspective Historical Trends Wine or other alcohol consumed in dilute form as the primary beverage until ~1650 (coffee) Moderate wine consumption recommended for health (safety) Heavy use discouraged (in general) Wine used as a medicine and medium for other medicines Wine as Food Wine production preserved sugar calories over a year's time The alcohol in wine has most of the calories Sweet wines have extra calories in the sugar Ethanol has 7 cal/gm Ethanol cannot be stored Other calories are stored when ethanol is present Caloric Value
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