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Raise A Glass On National Wine Day, New Canaan

National Wine Day is May 25.
National Wine Day is May 25. Photo Credit: Stock

Pop a cork and give a toast to National Wine Day, celebrated annually on Wednesday, May 25.

People have been celebrating with wine for thousands of years and it's an important part of many cultures and traditions.

Loaded with antioxidants like polyphenols and resveratrol, research shows wine in moderation can increase good cholesterol and reduce the risk of some cancers, according to .

Moderation is considered one drink a day for women and two drinks for men. For wine, 5 ounces is considered one drink; beer it's 12 ounces; liquor, about 1.5 ounces.

Recent research shows alcohol may slow the progression of some neurological disorders, like Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s, according to .

The origin of National Wine Day is unknown.

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