Ahhh, wine, how we love you. Your corks provide endless inspo聽for聽DIY projects,聽while you聽create jobsand聽help our memories.聽Yes, wine is indeed good for all of聽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鈥檚 the only way to make it through a reunion, no?!). Aside from the better memory perk, a glass of Chardonnay, Merlot, Ros茅 and co offers up more than a handful of other unexpected benefits when it comes to your聽personal health.

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

wine health benefits

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)