You are only as strong and healthy as what you put into your body. You can spend a lot money on various things in life but remember that your overall happiness is only a reflection of how your mind and body feels. Quality must never be sacrified when dealing with food or drink products. Quality wine is the most noble form of liquid that we can consume, thus I will not use the word "alcohol," because wine is in a different category. Drink well, and you will increase your chances of living a long and fulfilling life. Wine is a pleasurable medicine, full of antioxidants and resveratrol and other beneficial compounds that scientists are only beginning to understand. However, many people in tune with their bodies, have known this for millenia. Understanding the finest wines is a truly intellectual experience that one should not shy away from. When drunk properly, this magical liquid will improve any situation imaginable.  But you must treat it with respect, and it will, in turn, be your friend for life.