What are the health benefits of having red wine?

Has antioxidants. There is evidence that those who have about 1 drink of alcohol a day have better health than those who don't drink at all or who drink larger amounts, with lower risk of heart disease, cancer & alzheimer's. Red wine may be the healthiest choice because it contains proanthocyanidans, which are antioxidant flavonoids. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/2011/10/19/red-wine-health_n_1018934.Html.
Eat 2 Beat CA, Pt.11. RED GRAPES: Red grapes & the red wine they produce are loaded with resveratrol, which inhibits cancer-cell growth & causes cancer cells to self-destruct. According to recent findings, resveratrol remains effective--& may be more powerful--after it's metabolized by the body. The compound is found in peanuts, cranberries, & blueberries too. (Ref: AARP, 5/2014)

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What are the health benefits of drinking red wine occasionally?

None. Alcohol is a poison and never did anybody any good, ever. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

How much red wine should I drink each day to get the health benefits?

Well............. Health benefits of alcohol intake include wine, beer and liquor (not including what you mix it in). Red wine is not significantly better. Studies show that people who drink 1-2 standard size beverages a day have better cardiovascular outcomes than those who do not. One standard beverage is 12 oz beer, 5 oz wine, or 1.5 oz liquor. Any day with more than 2 is not as good, so more is not better. Read more...