A French Wine Guide that reports wine has over one thousand acids and many of them are still unknown. When wine, minerals, and vitamins are brought together, the multiple combinations of acids cannot be separated.
This knowledge fortifies the idea that wine protects the stomach.
Ancient culture suggests to commence drinking wine within 30 minute before a meal. The acid of wine will then digest the food without calling up the hydrochloric acid of the gall to break down the foods. Since wine has somewhere over 1000 acids that remain unidentified because they cannot be separated, the wine successfully digests all the foods without the aid of hydrochloric acid.
What happens if one does not start the wine before a meal? The hydrochloric acid will be the first acid released; therefore, the result of this mixing produces more acid than the digestion requires and aggravates an acid indigestion.
Who would have thought that those of us who have grown up in a culture of wine and food pairings learn the value of wine in aiding digestion?