Wine should be consumed in moderation. I drink one glass of red wine with my dinner, between 1 and 3 times per week.
While resveratrol, which is in red wine, does provide some health benefits, the alcohol offsets those benefits.
The French Paradox (high consumption of wine, cheeses and creams, yet the lowest incidence of cardiovascular disease among the G7 countries) is not attributed to their red-wine drinking as originally thought.
Instead, it has to do with both limiting their consumption of sweets to small bite-sized pieces, but more importantly, walking daily and consuming cheeses and goose-liver pate, both of which (especially the pate) are very high in vitamin K2.
K2 moves calcium from the bloodstream to the bones where it is needed. Most people don't have sufficient levels of K2 in their diet or through supplements, so the calcium remains in their bloodstream and calcifies the arteries over time.
The best cheeses for K2 are Aged Gouda, Jarlsberg, and Emmental.
Dietary consumption of fat does not cause heart disease as we see with the French, instead it is the consumption of sugar, simple carbohydrates and highly processed foods. Elevated cholesterol doesn't cause heart-disease, the body synthesizes 75% of cholesterol in your blood stream and generates more when your blood vessels are being damaged by the consumption of the items I noted above. Cholesterol is part of the body's immune system and responds to the damage to repair it, creating the atheromas that eventually harden.
So go ahead and enjoy an occasional glass of red wine but don't assume it is a health-drink.
P.S. I had my triple bypass, then 4 stents in the spring of 2015. After educating myself, I changed my diet and lifestyle resulting in the normalizing of my body weight (I lost 45 pounds). At which point in October of 2016 I completed my weaning-off of all heart medications including statins and baby aspirin. I consume a Mediterranean Diet, and exercise daily. I do NOT consume any processed foods and eat mostly home-cooking. When I go out for dinner it is to a high-quality family or chef-run restaurant, never chain restaurants or fast food.
I also take supplements such as liposomal vitamin C, B-complex, vitamin D, curcumin, fish oil and pycnogenol to substitute for the pharmaceuticals originally given to me.
To this day 5 years after dropping all phamaceuticals, my blood work remains optimal with triglycerides and ApoB lipoproteins being my target, NOT cholesterol. I have NOT experienced any cardiac issues since I made these changes.
Good luck to all of you.