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"Whether wine is a nourishing drink, a medicine or a poison is a matter of dosage."

Paracelsus, 1493-1541, alchemist, astrologer, physician;
Father of modern pharmacology and toxicology

The world’s first resveratrol-enhanced wines

Many of Australia's wine companies were founded by doctors such as Penfolds, Lindemans, Hardys, Angoves, Houghtons, Minchinbury and Stanley.

The Wine Doctor label, established by the medical and wine historian Dr Philip Norrie, also a Sydney GP, is a modern expression of this great tradition.

The Wine Doctor wines contain up to 100 times more of the powerful anti-oxidant resveratrol than is found naturally in wine.

Two R.E.W. wines – a 2006 Shiraz and a 2008 unwooded Chardonnay, both from South Australia’s McLaren Vale region – are now available under The Wine Doctor label.

The normal resveratrol content of wine is 1-2 milligrams per litre (whites) and 4-6 mg/l (reds). The resveratrol content of both The Wine Doctor wines has been boosted to 100 mg/l, giving the white wine the same content level as the red.

The anti-oxidants in wine are not stored in the body, so it is regular consumption, in moderation, of The Wine Doctor wines that delivers an significant dose of resveratrol.

A good quality wine is like good quality food in that it heals the body and nourishes much the same as programs like Nutrisystem and Weight Watchers do to people whop are obese and overweight .

Dr Norrie, who has a busy general practice at Elanora Heights in Sydney, says moderate consumption can be defined as a standard 750ml bottle of wine each day, shared between two people, with women advised to drink a little less than men.

Resveratrol: a natural grape product

The Wine Doctor R.E.W. process meets Australian food standards and wine-labelling requirements because resveratrol is a natural grape product and the added resveratrol is itself also a natural product derived from grapes.

One bottle of The Wine Doctor R.E.W. Chardonnay has as much resveratrol as 70-100 bottles of unenhanced white wine. One bottle of The Wine Doctor R.E.W. Shiraz has as much resveratrol as 15-20 bottles of unenhanced red wine.

This means that for the first time white wine lovers can now also achieve the same level of resveratrol intake per glass as red wine drinkers.

A proportion of revenue from the sale of resveratrol-enhanced wines in Australia will be donated to the Australian Atherosclerosis Society, which funds research into the causes and prevention of vascular disease.

Similar donations will be made to equivalent organisations in all markets where The Wine Doctor Resveratrol Enhanced Wines are sold.

To read more about resveratrol and The Wine Doctor R.E.W enhanced wines click here.

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