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It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere: The Best Time of Day To Drink Wine

April 4, 2013

“You can’t drink wine all day… if you don’t start first thing in the morning.” - Dan Burke

Drink red wine around 5 pm before your dinner.

Drink red wine around 5 pm before your dinner.

Burke may have a point, but I think we can all agree a day full of wine is usually reserved only for special occasions. What is the perfect time of day to drink a glass of red or white for every other occasion? The time of 5 pm  is widely preferred as the socially acceptable hour to sip on some Sauvignon Blanc and this is backed up by scientific research.

Alcohol may not be the best addition to your system while working on an important project thanks to the fact it will interfere with your cognitive processing, but if you’re looking for a way to wind down after a busy day, red wine has it’s benefits.

“The best time to drink alcohol like red wine is just before dinner,” said David Levitsky, nutritionist. Research has shown that the liver metabolizes and detoxifies alcohol most efficiently and quickest between the hours of 5 and 6 pm. “Drinking at this time will also help relax you just before you begin the digestion of the meal.”

To drink or not to drink? The answer is drink! As long as you handle your alcohol responsibly, there’s nothing wrong with a glass of red wine. With only  20 calories per ounce and antioxidant benefits, set your alarm clock for 5 pm and pour a glass.

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