Not only is moderate wine drinking good for your health, but wine seems to be a kind of miracle substance.
Take, for example, the case of a team of scientists in Japan who were experimenting with superconductors. Trying to get the hyper-efficient wires to work even better, they tried soaking them in water, ethanol, and other liquids before measuring their efficiency.
It appears the process was going well, because the scientists decided to have a little party. The party included sake, whisky, various wines, shochu, and beer. At a certain point, the researchers decided to try soaking the compound in the many, many liquors they had on hand and seeing how they compared to the more conventional soaking liquids.
Most efficient of all was red wine, which improved the superconductors’ performace by more than 60%. Why is that? Well, science bloggers at Nerd Insurance (“Information insurance to secure your nerddom”) have a theory:
We speculate that even a superconductor gets a little hopped up after soaking in a bottle of wine.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Nerd Insurance’s write-up on the discovery also has charts.