Wine is a drink that can be enjoyed on its own or as an accompaniment to your meal. But, did you know that there are certain wines which have been known to increase arousal? This blog post will explore the different types of wine and how they may affect your libido.
This blog post discusses the process of fermentation and why it’s important for wine production. It also discusses some popular brands of wine for better sex.
When we first take a sip of booze, alcohol’s initial effects as one of the world’s greatest social lubricants begins to take hold. We feel looser, more open and often, much more relaxed. This is the liquid courage we hear so much about, and it’s why so many of us seem to have the most success when meeting someone out at a bar. At this initial stage, we feel more confident to take a risk – which includes talking to that attractive person across the room.
- Red wine
while all alcohol in moderation helps a bit when it comes to sexual pleasure and desire, none has more benefits than red wine, both for males and females.
Wines that arouse women
For the ladies, red wine causes the sex drive to be even more pronounced than with other drinks, at least according to a group of Italian researchers who discovered that the compounds in the wine actually enhance levels of sexual desire in the fairer sex. What the researchers uncovered was that the red wine specifically increased blood flow to women’s erogenous areas, which in turn led to increased levels of desire. The researchers were quick to point out, however, that after more than a drink or two the other effects of alcohol began to take hold, which led to a less pleasurable experience. Moderation, it seems, is key.
Allegedly women are aroused by musky, earthy, woody, licorice, and cherry aromas. If that sounds like your bag, look no further than Italian Chianti Classico, a wine that packs some serious sweet black cherry and earthy truffle notes. Also on the ‘to drink list’ should be Zinfandel, a high-octane grape with turbo-charged flavours of plums, liquorice and black pepper.
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Lot 09 Toscana 2014 (£9.99, Aldi.co.uk) to flex its full-bodied cherry and truffle muscles.
McManis Zinfandel (£11.75, Oddbins.com) delivers succulent strawberry, praline and liquorice flavours straight to your taste buds.
Wines that arouse men
For men, not only does a drink or two loosen things up and increase blood flow to essential areas, but red wine also seems to increase levels of testosterone in the blood, a necessary hormone when it comes to male sexual arousal and “appetite.” Normally a male’s body rids itself of testosterone when an enzyme called UGT2B17 attaches specific molecules to testosterone, enabling the body to identify it and get rid of it through the urine. But when consuming a glass of red, a compound inside the wine called quercetin effectively blocks UGT2B17, preventing the body from excreting it, and thereby raising levels of testosterone in the blood. However, just as with women, a few too many drinks and all alcohol, including red wine, can have the reverse effect, lowering testosterone and decreasing the sex drive.
Research suggests that men get off on wines with aromas of lavender, caramel, butter, orange, liquorice, baking spice and vanilla.
Rioja Gran Reserva has all the necessary credentials, with more ageing than a Reserva, you’ll get wood in the form of luxurious vanilla and butterscotch over dark plum. Reach for a Côtes de Rhone for some pheromonal foreplay, with nuanced red fruit and peppery spice notes.
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Faustino 1 Gran Reserva Rioja (£16, Sainsbury’s) was given an ‘outstanding’ by Decanter Magazine for its ‘decadence’ and value at this price.
Esprit des Trois Pierres Costières de Nîmes (£7.99, Waitrose) packs lavender and pepper power.
2. Sparkling wine
This sparkling drink is made from grapes but doesn’t contain any alcohol until it’s bottled with yeast , sugar and other flavor additives at around 100 proof (50% abv). In this form, the carbon dioxide created during fermentation floats to the top, creating bubbles.
This is a wine that’s made from juice extracted from red or black grapes and then filtered to remove the solids from it. It’s often stored in oak barrels, which give it a light brown color and an oaky taste . In America, inexpensive wines are typically “white zinfandel,” since they’re usually made without much skin contact but still have hints of grape flavor left in them.
The results of a small study found that women who had consumed Champagne (around 3 ounces) before engaging in sexual activity reported more intense arousal than those who drank either white or red wine. But keep in mind that this was only one experiment with a very small sample size , so it’s not necessarily predictive of what will happen if you try to use it for your own purposes .
Champagne is not actually a type of sparkling wine — rather than being made with pink or purple grapes like regular Champagne , it’s just Blanc de Noirs (white wine) that has been colored red by adding grapes afterward so there isn’t any skin left in the final product. In America, inexpensive wines are typically “white zinfandel,” since they’re usually made without much skin contact but still have hints of grape flavor left in them. There isn’t enough evidence available about the effects of either on sexual arousal , so it’s best to experiment with them yourself and see what kind of results you get.
This drink is made by adding vodka, gin or other liquor to white wine that’s been fortified with additional alcohol (i.e., it’s about 20 percent ABV). It first appeared in the late 1970s as a way to mask the taste of “bad” or low-quality wines, but it has since become popular among people who enjoy both sweet drinks and alcoholic beverages. Its effects on sexual arousal are still being debated , although evidence suggests that it may be more effective than other types of wine at increasing your blood flow, which leads to an increase in sexual arousal.
The froth and fizz of this ‘elite drink’ are blessed with an astonishing property, and for example, it upgrades sex drive. Having a glass of champagne before sex is said to turn the night progressively romantic and exciting. It builds the length of foreplay, the number of positions and the absolute term of intercourse. Drink your preferred champagne and make it to the bedroom more than ever. Regardless of whether the drink makes you high, you will be stacked with energy to make the night progressively romantic and the demonstration increasingly intense. That is the marvel of champagne.
So when it comes to alcohol and sex, the best prescription is opening and splitting a bottle of red with your partner. It’s the perfect amount for you to each have two glasses and experience the positive effects the combination of wine and sex can deliver, with a smaller chance of the negatives.
Wine is a drink that is often associated with celebration, but you may not know the effects it can have on your sex life. It turns out wine has some aphrodisiac qualities! An Italian study found that certain types of grapes are good for arousal because they contain phenolics which increase blood flow to the genitals and relaxes muscles in the pelvic area. It’s no surprise that some wines are marketed with the intention of making people more aroused than they already were, but which wine will actually work? We’re not sure about you, but we prefer to drink our favorite grape varietal and see what happens naturally! If you want to explore this topic further though, check out this article on the best wines for arousal.