The scientific reason for this phenomenon, well known by epicureans, has found its explanation. But what is it all about?
To describe the contradiction between the well-known French food and drinking habits and their state of health, food specialists and nutritionist use the expression “French Paradox”. It was Serge Renaud, a specialist for Mediterranean food and Omega3 from the University of Bordeaux, who has coined this expression in the 90ies.
At the Domaine de L’Arjolle, we follow the Mediterranean way of live since generations. That’s why we created our Cuvée PARADOXE in 1992: a tribute to its healthy “cuisine”. But we also called the wine PARADOXE as this blend is made from typical Mediterranean varieties like Syrah and Grenache, as well as from varieties known from Bordeaux, like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
And what a joy, when a research team from the University of Angers/France recently discovered how reasonable drinking of wine might protect our cardiovascular system. The polyphenols in red wine seem to dilate our blood vessels and thus lower the risk of heart disease.
It’s a long time since we know that the appreciation of wine, in particular those from the Domaine de L’Arjolle, enhances humaneness and friendliness. So we are even happier now that science has proven that moderately drinking of wine may perlongate the life of our clients and friends.
PS: In France not even half as much people as in the USA or the UK suffer from myocardial infarction. Drinking one or up to three glasses of red wine might protect your cardiovascular system. We totally agree with this precautionary principle.
For more information please read the PRESS INFORMATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ANGERS/FRANCE.