Ahhh, wine, how we love you. Your corks provide endless inspo for DIY projects, while you create jobsand help our memories. Yes, wine is indeed good for all of us (well, all of us that are 21+). Go run and tell that to your doctors, your friends and especially your family members that think you have a glass too many every time you see them (sometimes that’s the only way to make it through a reunion, no?!). Aside from the better memory perk, a glass of Chardonnay, Merlot, Rosé and co offers up more than a handful of other unexpected benefits when it comes to your personal health.

From helping with weight loss and reducing the risk of cancer to being a cold fighter and a healthy aging promoter, there’s truly always a good excuse to pour a glass of red or white. Discover all of your future excuses for requesting another pour below, then go uncover a dozen essential wine hacks that are sure to come in handy on a nearly nightly basis. Cheers!

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Which unexpected health benefit of drinking wine surprised you the most? Did you know any of these benefits already? Let us know in the comments.

(Infographic via Serenata Flowers)