Ladies. Gentlemen. We’d like to raise a toast to what may be the best bit of news we’ve heard all year. We all know that wine is wonderful. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any more wonderful, a bunch of scientists at University of Alberta in Canada decided to do a little study. The results? You’ll want to sit down (and pour yourself a glass of wine) for this one.
According to real live scientists, wine may be better for you than exercise. As if we needed another excuse to indulge in a glass of wine every now and then, researchers analyzed the effects of resveratrol (found in red wine) on the body, and found that it can improve a person’s heart, muscle, and bones in the same way as sweating it out at the gym.
Did you get that? Wine. BETTER. Than. Exercise.
No, really. We swear. We would never joke about something as serious as this—we’re not that cruel. On behalf of wine lovers and gym slackers everywhere, thank you, science and thank you, Canada. In the Zazzle Book of Life, this type of life-altering research calls for a celebration—a wine and cheese party to be exact. The best part? The wine will totally cancel out the cheese! If you’ve never hosted a wine and cheese before, here are a few tips and wine and cheese party essentials:
Ask each guest to bring their favorite bottle of red or white wine and a wedge of cheese.
To create the perfect cheese plate, serve one to two ounces of cheese per guest and be sure to include a mix of fresh, aged, soft and hard cheese. Cheese tastes its best at room temperature, to be sure to take it out of the fridge one to two hours before guests arrive. Use note cards to identify each type of cheese and wine.
Zazzle tip: Use leftover cheese to whip up some gourmet mac and cheese!
Nothing’s worse than losing your glass of wine at a party or picking up a random glass and hoping it’s yours. Assign each guest a wine charm to avoid musical wine glasses.
For optimum results, perform this routine three to five times a week. Cheers!