Flavonoids, resveratrol and melatonin are the reasons why wine is good for us. The red variety, especially vintage wine are very rich in these antioxidants. These are the antioxidants that fight inflammation; help lower bad cholesterol and prevent blood clotting; prevent blood clots and plaques formation in arteries; lower the risk of breast cancer; protect us against Alzheimer's disease and dementia; and many more. Another perk that was recently discover about the drink is that it can help you lose weight.
I am not encouraging everyone to drink wine everyday but it may be worth a try to include it in your diet. Those who are already at risk of the conditions I mentioned earlier may benefit well from it and those who are not can greatly lower their risks. Of course I am not saying that you can have wine as much as you can; drink it in moderation. Wine is good but having it in excess can make a bad turn.