Clark Wine Center

Bldg 6460 Clark Field Observatory Building,
Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Clark Air Base, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023
Tel: (045) 599-5600 0917-826-8790
Manila Wine Shops
Tel: (632) 633-1566 or 0922-870-5173

Wine lovers in Manila and other major cities of Philippines are concerned with positive and negative impact of wine on health. Many wine drinkers are already familiar with at least some of the health benefits of drinking red wine. There is more to know about the effect of wine on health. Here is an article about the health risks associated with excessive wine drinking.

July 25, 2011

Philippines Wine Shop Clark Wine Center is pleased to share with you articles, news and information about wine, wine events, wine tasting and other topics related to wine and the appreciation of wine.

Wine Health Risks

Wine is often touted as having beneficial properties. However, there are some negative side effects of drinking alcohol and not everyone should indulge in drinking these beverages. The following health risks have been associated with the consumption of alcoholic beverages, including wine.

Liver Disease

One of the most widely understood long-term effect of overindulging in alcoholic beverage is liver disease. One of the functions of the liver is to filter out impurities from the blood. When alcohol is drunk in large quantities, this organ has to work overtime. Eventually, after years of alcohol abuse, the liver may fail to work properly or simply quit functioning altogether. Some individuals who become alcoholics may suffer from cirrhosis of the liver, which can lead to death. According to the National Institutes of Health, liver disease was the ninth leading cause of death by disease in the United States in 2005.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Drinking wine or any form of alcohol while pregnant may have long-term effects on a child. Children that are exposed to alcohol while their mother is pregnant are in effect, drinking the same alcohol that their mother is. According to Healthwise, an unborn baby may suffer the following negative side effects of being exposed to alcohol:

  • Odd facial features
  • Smaller in size than other children their age
  • Learning problems
  • Behavior problems
  • Birth defects

While there is still discussion about whether it is safe to drink any alcohol during a pregnancy, such as one glass of wine periodically, doctors generally caution women to abstain from drinking alcohol for the duration of their pregnancy.

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Sulfite Reactions

Sulfites are found in many foods, including wine. They can be found in many dairy products, such as cheese and other foods like dried fruits, spices, jams and jellies. The sulfite content in white wine is usually higher than that found in red wines. No wine, even organic wine, can be found without containing some sulfites.

Individuals who are allergic to sulfites may suffer from hives, nausea and anaphylactic shock. The individuals affected by this allergy are most often asthmatics.

Prescription Drug Reactions

Wine health risks may be increased when consuming the beverage while taking certain prescription drugs. Prescriptions now have warning labels so that individuals are aware of the risks before they mix their prescriptions with wine. Adverse reactions vary, depending upon the prescription taken and the amount of wine consumed.

Migraine Headaches

There is evidence that wine, particularly red wine, may trigger migraine headaches in some individuals. Tannins and phenolic flavanoids, both found in grape skins, may be the cause. Professor David Mills of UC Davis announced in his research in 2006 that modifying the fermentation process may reduce the risk of headaches caused by tannins and phenolic flavanoids.

Weight Gain

There is a potential for weight gain when drinking wine or any other alcoholic beverage. Alcohol contains empty calories and triglycerides, which contribute to increased LDL or “bad cholesterol” levels.

Breast Cancer

According to studies by the National Cancer Institute, alcohol consumption is related to estrogen positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Drinking alcohol increases estrogen levels and raises the rate of tumor progression.

Wine Benefits

There are both wine health risks and wine health benefits. Physicians are quick to point out, however, that if an individual doesn’t drink now, they shouldn’t begin drinking to reap any reported health benefits from wine.

Resveratrol, which is found in red wine, can be purchased in pill form. Resveratrol has been found to be effective in destroying an enzyme that ” that destroys dangerous estrogen metabolites,” according to a study at the University of Nebraska.

Clark Wine Center was built in 2003 by Hong Kong-based Yats International Leisure Philippines to become the largest wine shop in Philippines supplying Asia’s wine lovers with fine vintage wines at attractive prices. Today, this wine shop in Clark Philippines offers over 2000 selections of fine wines from all major wine regions in the world. As a leading wine supplier in Philippines, Pampanga’s Clark Wine Center offers an incomparable breadth of vintages, wines from back vintages spanning over 50 years. Clark Wine Center is located in Pampanga Clark Freeport Zone adjacent to Angeles City, just 25 minutes from Subic and 45 minutes from Manila.

Wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone, Loire, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Alsace, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa, Chile and Argentina etc. are well represented in this Clark Wine Shop.

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Getting to this wine shop in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Philippines from Manila

Getting to the Clark Wine Center wine shop from Manila is quite simple: after entering Clark Freeport from Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along the main highway M A Roxas. Clark Wine Center is the stand-along white building on the right, at the corner A Bonifacio Ave. From the Clark International Airport DMIA, ask the taxi to drive towards the entrance of Clark going to Angeles City. From Mimosa, just proceed towards the exit of Clark and this wine shop is on the opposite side of the main road M A Roxas.

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