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A new study from the University of Oregon says that red wine can help fight the bacteria that can cause illnesses such as Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Staphylococcus aureus.

The report, published in the Journal of Food Science, says that "When different combinations of ethanol, organic acids, and acidity were tested against the pathogens, it was found that a composition of 0.15 per cent malic acid, 0.6 per cent tartaric acid, 15 per cent ethanol, and pH 3.0 had a strong bactericidal effect.”
KC's View:
We know that this stuff is important, but we’d rather focus on the way a great red wine makes a dinner taste better and the evening seem warmer.

But maybe that’s why we’re not a university researcher.