WOMEN are happier drinking white rather than red wine, experts say.
They found emotions such as joy and happiness were enhanced by fruity and floral white wines.
Getty – Contributor Women were found to be happier drinking white wine
But females associated aggression and guilt with drinking aged reds.
Scientists in Spain asked more than 200 volunteers to blind-taste six white, rose and red wines. They were then asked what feelings were evoked.
Dr Carolina Chaya, of the Technical University of Madrid, said: “Women reported significantly higher scores for joyful when consuming white wines.”
The study also found that older drinkers drank to remember, whilst the young drank to forget.
Getty – Contributor The study found that red wine evoked aggression and feelings of guilt
They noted: “ Young adults drink wine for reasons related to disinhibition and social status, while older people use it as a social catalyst, to evoke memories and traditions.”
Overall the report in the journal Food Quality and Preference found: “significant differences found by age for guilty.