Drinks with Benefits: Wine and Tea (Top Resources)

Topics: Wellness and Health, Wine and Tea
Wine and Tea

For the upcoming PBS Special “Eat and Cook Healthy!” I created four DVDs and a CD: one of the tastiest DVDs is “Drinks with Benefits: Wine and Tea”.

It was a lot of fun to write and discover, and like ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine, I read a lot of medical, culinary and nutritional studies and analyzed them to prepare (I love research).

For the book, there were nearly 3000 studies (with 20 pages in the book); for the Wine and Tea DVD, there are about 100 sources: here are the Top 5 books in each: Amazon links for convenience.

Health Benefits of Wine: Best Books

  1. Age Gets Better with Wine,
  2. To Your Health: Two Physicians Explore,
  3. Youth Pill,
  4. The Longevity Factor,
  5. The Science of Healthy Drinking

Health Benefits of Tea: Best Books

  1. Anticancer,
  2. A New Way of Life, New Edition,
  3. 20,000 Secrets of Tea,
  4. Healthy Teas: Green, Black, Herbal, Fruit
  5. Tea: Health Benefits and Applications

Wine Pairing: Best Books

  1. The Wine Bible,
  2. Great Wine Made Simple,
  3. What to Drink with What You Eat,
  4. Perfect Pairing: A Master Sommelier’s Practical Advice,
  5. Food and Wine Pairing: A Sensory Experience

Wine Tasting: Best Books

  1. The Wine-Tasting Notebook,
  2. Wine Tasting: A Professional Handbook,
  3. How to Taste: A Guide to Enjoying Wine,
  4. The Sommelier Prep Book,
  5. The Taste of Wine: The Art and Science,
  • Deborah

    Saw your program on PBS. Can you substitue non-alcohol wine for wine and will it have the same affect.

  • Thanks: it will have some of the same effect: the polyphenols in wine, irrespective of the alcohol in wine, reduce inflammation and are powerful antioxidants. On the other hand, only the alcohol helps raise HDL or healthy cholesterol, and that’s true for beer and spirits too: they also work to raise HDL and protect against arterial nicking.