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The Wine Press: Will two glasses a day keep the doctor away?

Original post made on Aug 8, 2007

Imagine an elixir that reduces the risk of prostate cancer, kidney cancer, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer and lymphoma. It also decreases the likelihood of cardiovascular disease, gall bladder disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and multiple sclerosis.

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Posted by Christian Lotterer
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Aug 8, 2007 at 9:54 pm

I'm curious as to the cost of Red Wine as an over the counter suppliment versus what it would cost to take prescription drugs for heart disease. There must be an average cost per ounce of Red Wine for 10 oz / day compared to the daily dose of pills. I prefer the wine, but if I have to use it to wash down a pill, then so be it.

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Posted by InVinoVeritas
a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Aug 9, 2007 at 2:51 pm

I'd rather give my hard-earned cash to Fetzer, not Pfizer. The side effects of a good zin or pinot noir are far more pleasurable, and you can't share those FDA-approved (gulp) pills with friends. Salute...

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Posted by Make Mine Red
a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Aug 16, 2007 at 11:14 am

Beltramo's has a terrific red that's amazingly cheap -- only a few bucks more than Two Buck UpChuck. It's a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo called Quattro Mani, and some months ago the SFChron listed it as the best of all the wines included on its "best 50 wines -- $10 or less." And at $7, it was one of the cheapest of the 50. My hat's off to Fetzer, but my budget forces me to find cheaper means for keeping my heart healthy (and warm).