Wine Drinkers Happier (and Possibly Leaner), Studies Find

Good news for wine lovers from the PackIt team:

A study published this summer in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs found that "moderate" wine consumption correlated with higher levels of contentment.

The study followed more than 5,000 middle-age Canadians who filled out questionnaires attesting to both their wine consumption and their quality of life. It found wine drinkers to be happier than non-wine drinkers.

While the benefits of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, have been widely reported for years (mostly through animal studies), another study – one published this spring in the Journal of Biological Chemistry – found that piceatannol, a compound in grape skins and red wine, helped to block the formation of fat cells. The question raised (though not fully answered): Might red wine help to block the development of fat?

At PackIt, we make sure you can take the good vino with you when you're on the go to a party, celebration or informal get-together with friends (think picnic).

We make stylish, freezable, personal wine cooler bags with a patented earth-friendly "eco-gel" lining for all day cooling.

Our Single Bottle Cooler can fit one large beverage bottle. Whether you're walking with a Riesling or grabbing a Grigio to go, you just store this bag in your freezer and take it out when you're ready to travel to your toast.

Our Double Bottle Wine Bag Cooler fits one or two large bottles (or a really large lunch, if you prefer). Inside, a removable divider protects your wine and the mesh pocket can be used to hold a corkscrew.

The coolers – PVC/lead-free, non-toxic, earth-safe and reusable – keep food and drinks cold for up to 10 hours.

And what good would sharing a cool drink of wine be without an inspirational toast to accompany the lifting of glasses? A few good ones:

"Here's to cold nights, warm friends, and a good drink to give them."

"When wine enlivens the heart, may friendship surround the table."

"May friendships, like wine, improve, as time advances. And may we always have old wine, old friends, and young cares."

And, of course, the one by which to live safely:

“Don’t drink and drive!”

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