3 thoughts on “Wine Future 2023: Dr. Catena optimistic about Health Benefits of Wine in Moderation

  1. This article addresses many of the health benefits and concerns so often not spoken about regarding drinking wine on a daily basis. I would like to know what she constitutes as a “glass” in ounces. 6-8?
    Thank you!

  2. Dear Professor Arora,

    Your article about Dr. Laura Catena’s presentation at Wine Future in Portugal was very interesting—thank you.

    I simply wanted to provide the source for you, of the “unknown Latin proverb” mentioned. The quotation is from Psalm 104:15 (or 103:15 in the Catholic numbering system of the Psalms). The complete quotation, in context including 104:14, is:

    [14] You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth [15] and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man’s heart.

    You, of course, will recognize that the full verse describes that wonderful Mediterranean diet, which so many of us who love wine enjoy.

    Very best wishes for all of your efforts and congratulations on all you have accomplished.

    Richard Peck
    CS — Certified Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers
    CWE — Certified Wine Educator, Society of Wine Educators
    http://www.vineandgrape.com| 707 380-4000

  3. Dear Professor Arora,

    Of course you may put my comments in at the end of the article, if you would like.

    Given the history of the Psalms, they would have been written in Hebrew rather than Latin, although the entire Bible was translated into Latin by Jerome in the late 4th century. Probably Dr. Catena, if she said Latin, was familiar with this version (Biblia Vulgata).

    By the way, I listened with interesting to the YouTube video “Subhash Arora at South Asia Monitor Conversations.” Well done. You represent the world of wine very well.

    Warm regards,


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