White Wine Produces Less Hangover
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, both red and white wine will have a fair share of vitamins and minerals.
However, if you’re choosing a wine for a party, you might want to reach for white because it contains less congeners—the chemical byproducts present in alcohol fermentation that directly induce the pounding headache and nausea of a nasty hangover.
Red Wine and Cancer Prevention
Red wine gets a cask full of attention when it comes to fighting cancer. For instance, studies from the Linus Pauling Institute point out that red vino is rich in resveratrol, an antioxidant that fights cancer by blocking actual cancer cell growth.
However, keep in mind that for breast cancer prevention, research from the University of Wisconsin points their corkscrew directly at white wine.
White Wines and Lung Health
You’ll want to stock up your cellar with white wine due to its positive antioxidant effects on the lungs.
A 2002 study from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine, tied moderate white wine sipping to better lung health and lower instances of lung disease.
Drink Red and White Wine in Moderation
Cheers to lovers of red wine—sorry white wine sippers—but a robust glass of red has less sugar and more vital minerals and antioxidants per swig. Red wine takes the cask when it comes to heart-protecting polyphenols and cancer-blasting resveratrol.
Either way, drink red wine or white if it is your personal preference. Just be aware that the Harvard School of Public Health advises you to sip in moderation—that’s two drinks per day for you dapper gentlemen and one drink per day for you sophisticated ladies.