May 25 Is National Wine Day!
Celebrated each year, it has a sister holiday in February, National Drink Wine Day. I guess today you're just supposed to pour a glass and admire it. If you DO elect to consume, the resveratrol (a polyphenolic compound found in grape skin) in red wine has been shown to be of potential benefit in prevention of ischemic, noise, and age-related hearing loss, though the mechanism of protection remains unclear. One recent publication, by researchers at Henry Ford Health System and Central Washington University, demonstrated a protective effect of resveratrol on noise-induced hearing loss. So, celebrate National Wine Day with a toast to your hearing health, but remember to drink in moderation!