Ever wonder if some wines are healthier for you than others? One might suspect those with lower alcohol and less sugar would be, especially since these contain more calories. As much as that may be the case, science has shown that red wines with the darkest colour are. They contain more anthocyanins (plant-based antioxidants like resveratrol) which reduce risks of heart disease and stroke. Dark coloured reds usually come from warmer, sunnier climates because the grapes are exposed to more ultraviolet light with higher heat units and more intense sunlight. So if you’re looking for a healthier wine to serve to guests this holiday season, try choosing those from a warmer climate, perhaps closer to the equator.