How Wine boosts your metabolism

Yes, you read that right, Wine does indeed increase your metabolism! It is a relief to know this especially after years of listening to all the negative connotations associated with alcohol. But how authentic is this information? Let’s find out.


The intriguing part about Wine is that the Wine calories are digested differently from the food that we eat. The alcohol (ethanol) doesn’t break down like food does simply  because it is a toxic substance. As our bodies send excess ethanol into a complex metabolic process that involves the liver, acetic acid is released eventually in the form of secretions (urinating or sweating) and hence, all of it doesn’t get converted into energy, leaving us with better metabolism. When we drink Wine, the liver and fat cells use the extracts of four chemicals that are present naturally in dark-red Muscadine grapes (key component of red Wine). The most potent of these chemicals, ellagic acid stunts the growth of existing fat cells and prevents new ones from forming. Apart from this, a dose of the supplement resveratrol which is also a natural component found in red Wine is know to improve metabolism too. However, excess of anything is harmful for our body. For this reason, it is suggested that to maintain our metabolism, we must limit ourselves to a maximum of 2 glasses per day (for women) and 3 glasses per day (for men). It is highly recommended that we do not consume any more calories in the form of alcohol i.e. Wine in order to actually let it work as a metabolism booster.


Luckily for you, at Bengaluru Duty Free, we have a range of Wines to choose from. Indulge in a daily dose of a glass or two of the Cabernet Sauvignon with its bouquet of intense flavours rich in firm tannins with a touch of oak spiciness. Or Merlot’s velvety texture with the softness of rose petal-like flavours or another full-bodied pick of ours the Shiraz.Nederburg-ManorHouse-Cab_big2014516131135940

Have a look at our wide range of the best Wines from all around the world and pick what appeals to you. Find your favourite Wine under one roof, only at the Bengaluru Duty Free. Here’s our website:


Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 1998

Taittinger brings to you its exquisite Champagne, produced in the cellars of the former Saint-Nicaise Abbey in Reims, France. Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is made only from the best vines in the Côte des Blancs and is only produced when the harvest is of exceptional quality, worthy of a vintage year.

Only the Wwine from the first press, the cuvee, is extracted and used in creating this exceptional spirit, which is a sure guarantee of finesse. Only 5% of the Wine is used and aged for four months in new oak barrels, which enhances the intense qualities and complexities of the final blend of Champagne. Only after patient slow ageing for a period of ten years in the Saint-Nicaise chalk pits, the cuvee of exceptional quality comes out into the light.

Taittinger Comtes Blanc de Blancs

This pale yellow Champagne with light abundant bubbles rises steadily to the top for the mousse. The pure bouquet opens with a contrast between a well developed intensity and finesse that reveals aromas of pears, greengages and white flowers. After a short period of time, the intensity presents the aromatic richness and maturity of a wine that is already expressing massive potential.

On the palate this bubbly Champagne gives a lively, direct, precise attack and is dominated by flavours of candied lemon, zest and fresh pineapple. The mid palate is fresh and balanced. The overall impression is of generosity, voluptuousness and volume, highlighted by characteristics of grapefruit and citrus notes. The finish of this marvellous Champagne is long, lingering and complex.

The Champagne’s marriage of finesse and aromatic intensity is a promise of future potential, but already makes for very exciting and pleasurable drinking. It is perfect for a truly special celebration and goes very well with seafood, including shellfish and regular fish.

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is now available at Bangalore’s favourite duty free destination, Bengaluru Duty Free, operated by Nuance at the Kempegowda International Airport for $250.
Grab your bottle of this fine Champagne and celebrate a special occasion in the finest way possible.