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Is Wine good for the waistline?

Updated: Mar 19, 2019

Myth or Fact-is a glass of wine good for the waistline? After reading so many blog posts, I found that there were indeed some mixed messages regarding wine and weight loss. Some. blogs suggested that a glass or two of wine a day helps promote weight loss; while others were adamant about abstaining completely when trying to lose weight.

So can Wine and Weight loss go hand in hand?

That would honestly depend on a person's body. In 2015, I found myself with beautiful two and five year old daughters and 40 pounds heavier. I took initiative and lost all the weight by working out, eating clean, changing my lifestyle....without getting rid of two things-Coffee and Wine.

I'll mention here that there is also two factors to keep in mind-moderation- a glass or two with dinner AND that most wines I enjoyed (still do) are bolder which means higher tannins and less sugar. Does this work for everyone? Probably not- there are many people that prefer sweeter wines and may not be able to tolerate bold and drier wines. In essence, it may simply just boil down to an individual's palate and body type when it comes to wine and weight loss. Does this mean that those with love for bolder wines are the lucky ones in achieving weight loss goals? Perhaps, but for someone to put this theory in motion-they'd have to try it out and see...

My hypothesis is more about less deprivation and more moderation... That is how I've maintained my weight all these years AND most importantly-still managed to enjoy a beautiful and bold red glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Crüology Vines
Crüology Vines
Aug 04, 2019

Oh- we are huge Cabernet Sauvignon lovers as well! Here’s a few of our favorites: 1. Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon 2. Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon (Chilean) 3. Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon 4. The Cuttings (Prisoner Wine) Cabernet (California) . Tag us when you try it!


Robert DelGado
Robert DelGado
Jul 30, 2019

You answered my question to the T. Thank you very much. My favorite red is cabernet sauvignon. Any recommendations. 🤙🏼


Crüology Vines
Crüology Vines
Jul 29, 2019

Hi! Depending on the strength of the wine’s tannins, decanting can take up to 2 hours... in other words; the stronger the red, the longer you’d have to let it sit. Now for the length of time the wine should sit in a decanter- we are looking at 12-18 hours tops before it can no longer be consumed.

Below is a list of wines with the decanting time frame:


Cabernet Sauvignon: 2hours

Tempranillo: 2hours

Merlot: 2hours

Garnacha: 1 hour

Zinfandel: 30 min

Pinot Noir: 30 min

(Just to name a few)

Notice the bolder wines have a longer requirement for decanting)

Hope this helps! 🍷😌 Cheers!


Robert DelGado
Robert DelGado
Jul 27, 2019

Hello. So my question is, when you pour the wine into a decanter how long can you let it sit and does it go bad due to the oxidation. 😁🤙🏼thank you.

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