Sometimes, there’s a sense of poetry to the timing of a news item’s publication. Consider the one I’ve linked up here from The New York Times (which I saw today in my hotel room in Las Vegas, after another big meal): It reports that there is finally some scientific justification to what wine lovers have known forever.
Wine with dinner is good for digestion.
According to the article, some recent studies “have found that alcoholic beverages speed the emptying of food from the stomach and stimulate gastric acid” (others, the article notes, have reached no such conclusion).
Still, it seems as if the naysayers and tea-totalers have it wrong: “In more ways than one,” the article concludes, “a glass of wine may aid digestion.”
Take a look at the entire piece and decide for yourself. Or, better yet, open a bottle of wine with dinner and ponder it over a good pairing. If you believe what The Times reports, it may very well benefit both your brain and your belly. To say nothing of your tastebuds.