Ok...ok...I couldn't resist putting this on my blog since I say this every weekend in the tasting room when customers ask me if they can rinse their glass with water...and I must say, "only wisdom on our bar" :)
This is interesting! And to paraphrase W.C. Fields, I don't drink water, because fish poop in it..
To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine... and those who don't...
As Ben Franklin said: In wine there is wisdom,in beer there is freedom,in water there is bacteria.
In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. coli) - bacteria found in feces. In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop...However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a purification process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.
Remember: Water = Poop, Wine = Health. Therefore, it's better to drink wine and talk stupid, than to drink water and be full of poop!..There is no need to thank me for this valuable information: I'm doing it as a public service!