When you don't have a blood test, one glass of red wine is good for you and can reduce your risk for heart disease. According to the
BBC News Health, "The so-called "Mediterranean diet", which includes a larger intake of wine, has been credited with lower rates of heart disease in those countries, despite a higher intake of saturated fats."
Wine is definitely healthier than hard liquor -- red wine has antioxidants and the alcohol level is lower. Hard liquor, such as whiskey, gin, rum, are as high as 50% alcohol, which acts like a simple carbohydrate in the body. Also, people tend to drink wine paired with food, which helps in digestion.