Yes, red wine REALLY is good for our health
Scientists say they may have found out why the French suffer far less heart disease than Americans, despite having a diet high in fat and alcohol consumption, especially wine. Researchers have found a compound in wine called resveratrol, and this compound is found in particularly high concentrations in red wine. Resveratrol appears to "switch on" a survival gene called the sirtuin gene, which decreases the chances of such conditions as heart disease, arthritis, and cancer.
A four-ounce glass of wine is equivalent to one serving. Men will benefit from consuming one to two servings per day. Women should consume only one serving per day to reap the maximum benefits.