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Why You Should Be Reading Food & Wine Magazine

Food and Wine magazine October 2012If you’re not a Food & Wine magazine subscriber yet, here’s why you should be. And if you act fast, you can get 12 issues for just $6.

With plenty of magazines available about food or wine or both, why choose Food & Wine over the rest? Sure, it may be perceived as a luxury title reserved for the well-to-do, but you may be surprised at just how accessible it is.

Even still, there’s something about Food & Wine that immediately adds a touch of sophistication to your coffee table or kitchen. Maybe it’s the understated elegance with which it approaches its content or maybe it’s the wealth of wine knowledge that makes it seem a cut above.

In any case, these are a few reasons why you should be reading it.

Recipes: Food & Wine’s mix of recipes ranges from the gourmet to classic favorites, but all are simplified for today’s busy lifestyle. Whatever your skill, you’ll find something you’ll feel comfortable making—or encourage you to the next level.

Travel: Food—and wine—goes hand in hand with travel, and the magazine takes you to the destinations where relaxation and culinary excellence meet. It’s helpful advice whether you’re planning a getaway or just want to daydream about one.

Wine: This is an obvious reason, but it’s an important one even though the subject doesn’t dominate the magazine’s content. If you want to grow your knowledge about wine, it’s explored and presented here in a non-intimidating way.

Wine Pairing: Enhance your developing sense of wine with the extensive pairing guide in every issue that features recommendations for each recipe. Even better, the magazine provides picks that can fit any budget.

6-Hour Only Deal: Until 3 p.m. CDT today only, enjoy a one-year subscription to Food & Wine magazine for only $6. That’s 90 percent off the newsstand price!

white wine poured into wine glass

Want to Age Gracefully? Drink up!

white wine poured into wine glassI don’t drink. Sure, there’s the occasional glass of wine with dinner, but I can probably count those on less than one hand if I looked back over the entire past year. I’d rather have my indulgent, extra calories in the form of chocolate chip cookies!

But a recent Harvard study suggests that women who drink–middle-aged women who drink to be exact–have a better chance of staying healthy as the birthdays keep coming than their non-drinking counterparts. That doesn’t seem fair to me!

This study and others have shown that moderate alcohol intake–one drink each day for women–can reduce inflammation as well as promote healthy cholesterol, improve insulin resistance and keep blood flowing properly. The Harvard study also suggests that moderate middle-aged female drinkers have fewer incidents of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and dementia.

Does this mean I’m going to have to start drinking?!

No. Lead study author and nutrition researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Qi Sun, M.D., said in a recent Health.com article: “If you are physically active, if you have a healthy body weight at midlife, you can have much better odds of achieving successful aging.” She continued, “You don’t have to use moderate alcohol consumption to achieve healthy aging.”

Thank goodness!