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10 Little-known Wine Facts


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Women get drunker on wine than men.
Women, beware: That glass of wine is likely to affect you more than it does him.
Women, beware: That glass of wine is likely to affect you more than it does him.
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This is because women have less of an enzyme in the stomach to metabolize wine. Men have more of an enzyme that degrades alcohol, and, in general, men can safely consume twice the amount of alcohol as women because of this and other metabolic differences.

Of course, women enjoy more protection from alcohol-related liver disease if they simply eat while they drink.

So if you're going to open a bottle, maybe it's wise to keep some snacks on hand, too.


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