A healthy lifestyle is today considered integral to a balanced, well-lived life. Indeed, people who pay attention to their diet experience improved general wellbeing and immune systems. Although we wouldn’t normally associate alcohol with nutritional recommendations, wine has been the exception since time immemorial. And rightly so!
The grapevine is one of the oldest cultivated plants. The Vedic (from veda = knowledge, divine revelation) civilisations, which drew their knowledge from ancient Sanskrit writings, were masters of viniculture and winemaking. Draksha (grape) is cultivated in India to make the Ayurvedic tonic Drakshava.