Top 8 Health Benefits of Cocktails and Wine

Various studies have proven that wine and certain healthy cocktails have a range of benefits to your health. However, according to the American Heart Association, you only gain benefits from drinking your wine or cocktail in moderation. For instance, a maximum of two 4-ounce glasses of wine or cocktail daily is all you need to gain the following health benefits.

Reduced Risk of Heart Attacks

Unlike non-drinkers, 30% of those who drink wine moderately and suffer from high blood pressure have a reduced risk of having heart attacks. This is according to a study published in 2007 by the Harvard School of Public Health in the Internal Medicine Annals. The study had 11,711 male respondents and took 16 years to record findings.

Reduced Mortality

According to a Finnish Study, those who drink wine, unlike their counterparts who consume spirits or beer, have a reduced mortality rate by up to 34%. The study took 29 years to record findings, had 2,468 male respondents and was published in 2007 in the Gerontology Journals.

Reduced Heart Disease Risk

A study published in 2006 in Nature and conducted by the Queen Mary University; found that a chemical known as procyanidins is found in red-wine tannins. The chemical is responsible for protecting your heart against diseases. Unlike most wines, this compound is found in larger quantities in wines from the southwest of France and Sardinia.

Reduced Risk of Stroke

Moderate consumption of wine reduces the risk of stroke associated with blood clots by about 50%. This is according to a study carried out by the University of Columbia and published in 2003 in the journal Stroke. The study that spanned a period of 8 years had 3,176 respondents.

Reduced Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

According to a study published in 2005 in the Diabetes Care journal and conducted by the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, moderate wine drinkers have a reduced risk of developing diabetes type 2 by up to 30% compared to their counterparts who don’t drink. The study spanned 12 years and had about 369,862 respondents.

Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer

Stony Brook University carried out a study that spanned 4 years and published its findings in 2005 in the American Gastroenterology Journal. With 2,291 respondents, the study found that moderate consumers of red wine reduce their risk of developing colon cancer by up to 45%.

Reduced Risk of Cataracts

Wine, when consumed moderately, can also reduce the risk of developing cataracts by up to 32% compared to non-drinkers. However, unlike those who consume beer, moderate wine consumers reduce their cataract risk by up to 43%. This is according to a study carried out in Iceland with 1,379 respondents. The findings were published in 2003 in the Nature journal.

Reduced Decline of the Brain

Another study with 1,416 respondents and carried out by the University of Columbia published its findings in 2006 in the Neuroepidemiology journal. It found that non-drinkers experience a high rate of brain drain or decline in functionality unlike moderate wine consumers.

5 Reasons to Dine at First and Hope

There are many reasons why you need to dine, party or simply visit First & Hope to find out what it has in store for you.

Cocktails and Wines

First & Hope stocks some of the best wines and cocktails in the market at the Bar Fedora. Whether you want to relax with some coffee or tea, drink champagne with friends, have some wine or cocktail for your birthday party or simply drink beer with friends, there’s something at the bar and restaurant for you. There’s a large collection of wines, cocktails and beverages to choose from.

Menus and Recipes

The restaurant serves all sorts of dishes to suit your taste. Whether you want a simple menu, a local dish or even try out an international cuisine, First & Hope has you covered. With recipes covering meat and poultry, appetizers, salads, fruits, American Bistro and Classics, seafood, Blue Plate Specials, soup, etc. you’ll be lost for choice.


First & Hope celebrates major holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day, Oscar party, Passover, Easter, Labor Day, Super Bowl, etc. Whether you’re celebrating any given holiday on your own (you get to make new connections with other customers) or with a loved one, this is the venue to be. With the Valentine’s Day coming up, you don’t want to miss visiting the joint.


The restaurant has some of the best chefs in the industry with many years experience working in the industry. This guarantees that meals are top quality, tasty and like no other.

Events, Parties and Shows

As an entertainment joint, you can hold parties and/or events at First & Hope. The joint also hosts shows from time to time to keep you entertained.