Drink wine, improve your memory

WineglassesAny time we can find info on reasons to drink wine, we at Distinctive Inns of New England stand up and take notice. Therefore we were happy when we learned that studies have shown that drinking wine won’t simply add to the festivities of your DINE getaway, it could actually save your brain and your memory too!

You know the feeling; searching for that word that just won’t come to you.  It happens and you think, “oh no, what’s happening to my brain?”  Perhaps your first inclination is not to grab for a glass of wine, but maybe it should be! Last year, research revealed on RedOrbit.com showed possible evidence that resveratrol, found in red wine, may help in preventing cognitive decline. However, the same study went on to reveal that three glasses of champagne per week could help prevent the onset of brain disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer´s disease.

Next time you're at one of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England, enjoy a champagne toast. In the study performed with rat who consumed champagne regularly, there was a 200 percent increase of proteins important for determining effective memory. This occurred in rats after just six weeks. According to the study, it would take about three years to achieve the same results in humans in humans

This is not the first time the bubbly has been touted for its health benefits. The same Reading team found in 2009 that champagne is good for the heart and blood circulation.

The morale of the story?  Red wine and champagne can be very good for you!  Whether you enjoy a glass while planning your DINE getaway or during your stay at any of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England, research shows that a glass of wine or a little bubbly can be good for your memory, heart and circulation. The innkeepers at Distinctive Inns of New England concur adding it’s good for the vacation too! So,next time you’re not sure, go for the Grenache in Grafton (VT) or at The Gateways, the Merlot at the Manor (on Golden Pond), the champagne at Cliffside or Captain Jefferds, or the Reisling at Rabbit Hill and enjoy a romantic New England getaway along the way too!

Most DINE inns offer the opportunity to order a little bubbly to add to your fireside chats.  Ask your innkeeper.  Shown here:  Captain's House Inn fireside champagne service.

Most DINE inns offer the opportunity to order a little bubbly to add to your fireside chats. Ask your innkeeper. Shown here: Captain’s House Inn fireside champagne service.