Yes, sipping red wine can be good for you

John Passman, owner of Cellar 13 Wine Merchant, recommends three bottles to enjoy this winter
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Studies have shown that drinking a moderate amount of red wine lowers your risk of heart attack, stroke, heart disease, and sudden cardiac death by 25% to 40%. What’s moderate? One daily drink for women, two drinks for men—and a drink is five ounces, says registered dietitian nutritionist Marisa Moore. John Passman, owner of Cellar 13 Wine Merchant, recommends three reds to enjoy this winter:

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Photograph by iStockphoto.com

La Antigua Clasico 2010 Rioja Crianza
70% Tempranillo, 20% Graciano, 10% Garnacha
Aged two years in French and American oak, this Rioja from Spain has ripe cherry, tobacco leaf, and earthy notes. $17.99

Domaine Cros de Romet 2011 Cairanne Côtes-du-Rhône Villages
80% Grenache, 20% Syrah
This rich, full-bodied red from France’s southern Rhône Valley shows a velvety, plush texture with black fruits and a touch of smoked meat and rosemary. $23.99

Giuseppe Ellena 2010 Barolo
100% Nebbiolo
From the excellent 2010 vintage comes this classic Barolo with a powerful yet balanced profile featuring black cherry, pomegranate, sandalwood, and cedar. $31.99

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This article originally appeared in our 2015 Health issue.

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