Now we all know that a glass of red wine is good for you but a new website Vinopic has begun to rate wines on how healthy they are for us. Vinopic analyses and scores wines using a scale that ranks factors such as their content of polyphenols, especially procyanidins – anti-oxidants that can protect against the danger of various illnesses – as well as negative factors such as high amounts of alcohol, sulphites, and sugar.
Recommended wines are then tasted and evaluated by Rosemary George, a Master of Wine for drinkability and a ‘Vinopic score’ is created. White, which have little polyphenol content are offered, but rated on taste alone. Consumers can also have a say, by rating the wines they buy for quality and value. Their scores are then factored in.