Too much wine last night? Your brain worked hard while drinking it

Ah, science. How we love you.

We particularly love science today because it has just figured out that drinking wine is good for your brain.

According to new research in the field of neurogastronomy, our brains have to work super hard to process the taste of some delish vino.

Wine Glass Bottle

In fact, it would be a similar intensity to listening to music or solving a maths problem.

One of the lead researchers, Dr Shepherd, says that wine molecules are harder to break down than other alcohols and actually don't possess an inherent flavour.

So, when we drink wine, our brains have to become stimulated and forced to create the flavour we're tasting.

Glasses of Rose Wine

The research, which was carried out at Yale, also said it's worth noting that 'flavour creation' is only triggered when we take the time to sip on a glass of wine.

If we just knock it back (as you do), the taste won't resinate, and that's why sometimes good wine doesn't taste so great.

So, there you have it. Drink the wine.

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