Wine Medicine Centenarian Protocol Workshop


Workshop Description (6 hours)

“Light or moderate alcohol consumers compared with lifetime abstainers were at a reduced risk for mortality from all causes”. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017   (Source)

While this Workshop will cover the History, the viticulure, vinification and a few other preliminaries, the focus will be on examing the medical aspects of wine and on how best to use wine to maximizing a healthy lifespan to 100 years old and beyond.

At the end of the Workshop, the Medicine Wine Institute’s Certificate of Completion will be awarded.

What will the Workshopee learn ?

The workshop student will learn how to taste, pair and appreciate wine as well as how to use wine to activate neuro-genesis and many healing and longevity pathways. With at least two or three wine tastings during the workshop day, interspersed with power point presentations, the workshopee will learn how wine can be a holistic tool in one’s medicine tool box. From wine as a health-promoting aromatherapy tool as well as a health and longevity elixir, we will also learn how wine can be used to avoid and treat many serious diseases, from cancer, hormonal problems, dentistry issues and digestion disorders to coronary vascular diseases, hormonal problems, diabetes, obesity, carotid arteriosclerosis, atherogenesis, cellular senescence, accelerated aging and amyloidosis  three forms of which are Alzheimer’s, Huttington’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

1. Introduction

Wine’s history, from the ancient past and Christianity to today. Wine in Society. Wine Research. Wine medicine.

2. Viticulture and Wine Regions

In this session, we will explore different methods of wine growing: Conventional, organic and biodynamically as well as different Wine Regions of the World, with a twin emphasis on French and Californian wines.

3. Vinification or the Art and Science of Making wine

The major steps to making good quality wine with three to ten times more resveratrol and other polyphenols and other health-promoting molecules than mainstream wine. The bottling of wine.  The fermentation process. The bonification process, which can take years before a wine will be ready for consumption. A word on Pasteur.

4. Why wine is much more than “alcohol” or “grape juice” and the Twelve rules or principles to Wine drinking

In this session, we will examine Wine’s composition and health promoting molecules. The art of pairing wine with food, herbs and other elements of a healthy lifestyle for maximum bio-availability and longevity activation will be reviewed in terms of the Medicinal Wine Institute’s Seven Principles of Wine drinking.

5.   Wine Varieties, Wine types, Wine Pairing, Wine Glasses, Wine dosage, Wine Timing & Wine Classifications

What are the most therapeutic and life extending grape varieties ? Some of the best “millésimes” (vintages or years) ? The issues relative to wine glasses, wine quality, wine types, wine dosage, wine pairing, over-all wine synergy and wine chronobiology (when is the best time to drink wine). Wine as a stand alone versus wine with food.

Human olfactory system. 1: Olfactory bulb 2: Mitral cells 3: Bone 4: Nasal epithelium 5: Glomerulus 6: Olfactory receptor neurons: Picture licensed under CC Lynch.

6. Anatomy and physiology of the human smell (olfactory) and taste systems and how to evaluate the “great” from the less “great” wines.

How to tell and smell the great  from the less great wines ? Besides wine’s gusto-olfactory qualities, the “greatness” of wines can also be evaluated by wine’s health, longevity & “feel good” (joie de vivre) components. Many nerves are responsible for transmitting taste and smell information to the brain, including, but not limited to the trigeminal nerve fibers in the tongue. For wine to be safe and effective as a holistic healing and longevity technique, these smell and taste pathways and their receptors need to be in good shape. In this section, we teach all of this and more.

6.1. Detoxification, Drainage, Genomic pathways & Precision Medicine.

To fully benefit from wine’s virtues and aromas, it’s best to activate the body’s detoxification, drainage and gusto-olfactory sensory pathways first. We will explain the medical reasons thereto during the workshop. Likewise with the expression of certain genes. Analysis of SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphism ) affecting the wine experience, including, but not limited to the dehydrogenase enzymes that break-down wine’s ethanol is recommended because everyone is different in terms of one’s expressed genetic configuration. While most people have what it takes to properly metabolize wine’s ethanol and other components, the fact that some people have different nutrition-related SNPS (methylation, conversion enzymes, hormonal imbalances, allergies etc) justifies an individualized approach to wine drinking, in terms of what variety, what type,  what quantity, when and with what food would the wine experience be the most optimal for such and such an individual who may be challenged with whatever the disease or metabolic disorder he or she may be faced with, including, but not limited to diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s, cancer and cardiovascular lesions.

7. Wine as medicine

Wine’s beneficial effects on many diseases. Review of the epidemiological, in vitro, in vivo and clinical evidence that wine’s biochemistry is good medicine, from having beneficial digestive, anti-diabetic, antioxidant, hormonal, antiplatelet aggregation, arterial tension, anti peptic ulcer, anti respiratory infections, anti gall stones, anti kidney stones, anti age-related macular degeneration, bone density, anti oxidative stress and anti-inflammatory properties to cardiovascular, neurological and anti-cancer protection activities thanks to which the good cholesterol (HDL), nitric oxide and longevity genes (including, but not limited to the Sirtuin gene family) can be better activated. In sthis session, we will examine different super-nutrients in wine, from pygnogenol, quercetin to anthocyanins and a few more. There are hundreds other health promoting compounds and metabolites in wine, so we will not be able to cover all of them in this Session.

7.1. Cardio-vascular diseases, cholesterol, atheroma Plaque and wine

The human vasculature has close to 100,000 miles of vessels (arteries, capillaries, veins), all of which is protected with the endothelium, just like the human lymph system, which is also massively distributed throught the human body. However, with the toxemia-stress-diseased food Lifestyle that the majority of Americans are faced with, it is nearly impossible to maintain in good shape this vasculature and its angiogenesis homeostasis to 120 years. This is where a little wine comes in. Cases studies. The French Paradox.

7.2. Central nervous system, neuro-degenerative diseases and wine

The art of growing new neurons (neurogenesis) with quality wine. From Alzheimer’s disease, to Parkinson’s, depression and other inflammatory disorders that affect the central nervous system. Case studies.

7.3. Regulation of blood sugar and wine. Case studies.

7.4.  Hormone and neuropeptide Regulation wine Wines

Wine as an aromatase inhibitor (thanks to which the bad estrogens are better recycled) and wine as a hormonal and neuropeptide modulator.

7.5  Wine as a digestive tonic.

7.6. Wine, as a probiotic food for the microbiota

7.7. Wine for oral hygiene

7.8. Wound healing and bone strengthening with Wine


Anthocyanins are responsible for the colors in fruits, and they have been shown to have potent antioxidant/anti-inflammatory activities, as well as to inhibit lipid peroxidation and the inflammatory mediators cyclo-oxygenase (COX)-1 and -2. Red wine have an abundance of these molecules and it has been shown that they are rapidly absorbed in humans. (J Nutr Biochem. 2009 Jul;20(7):521-9).


Summary talk right right before the wine “degustation” experience

“The Medicinal Wine Institute’s Five Wine Tasting Phases”

7.9. Wine as an anti-cancer tool. Case studies.

Yes, there are published studies that conclude that wine can be carcinogenic. But as we will show, most of these are flawed.  Drinking too much water has also been show to be lethal. Flushing out key electrolytes, inter alia by drinking too much water does not make water in itself deleterious. Quality Water, just like quality wine and everything else must be used judiciously and holistically if one is genuienly interested in reaching 120 years in good shape. Furthermore, there is an abundance of published studies that demonstrate that wine can not only prevent cancer, but wine can help to reverse this reversible metabolic disease we call cancer, as long as other holistic techniques accompagny wine therapy. Observational evidence as well as interventional ones and case studies support these claims with a strong preponderance of the evidence, all of which will be examined via power point slides.

7.10. Wine as a longevity elixir. Reaching at least 100 years old in good shape is possible with the right Wine-lifestyle Protocol

The Mediterranean Tradition.  Quality wine has been shown to induce the expression of several longevity genes including, but not limited to Sirt1, Sirt3, Sirt4, FoxO1, Foxo3a and PBEF. The power point presentation will look at some of these biological processes in detail.

8. Wine as aromatherapy, gusto-olfactory sensitizer, polyphenolic carrier and endocannabinoid homeostasis regulator

From the nose’s cerebral receptors to the human genome’s activation, wine can be used for general homeostasis and body rebalancing, a little like cannabis medicine in terms of the strengthening of the endocannibinoid system.

9. Wine balneotherapy and skin rejuvenation.

10. Wine as part of culinary Art and Wine as Herbology Medicine

In this session, we will teach how to prepare longevity and healthy Mediterranean meals with wine as well as how to use medicinal herbs with wine, including herbs macerated in wine.

11. Wine as a social and bonding tool Vs. Wine as an Abuse Substance

Bad quality wine (with toxicants, heavy metals, deleterious bacteria) and the nefarious usage of wine can promote wine abuse,  liver & brain disorders, social strife and chronic alcoholism that affects many of the body’s functions. In this session, we will show how to control and reverse alcohol addiction and transform an alcoholic  addict into a wine health enthusiast.

Quality wine in moderation also favors social bonding, which is in itself therapeutic. A few thoughts and evidence-based  slides on this issue will also be expressed and viewed.

12. Wine Education, Public Policy, the Law and Art


Top: Wine’s concentrated and bio-activated resveratrol molecule: Question: In what wine is the resveratrol content the highest ? Answer in the workshop.

10. Conclusion

Is light to moderate quality wine an essential “nutrient” or “food” ?  Is it’s absence hazardous to public health ? Should American medical doctors prescribe wine-therapy ? Should high schools and colleges teach the risks of deleterious wine and the benefits of quality wine and its judicious and holistic modus operandi (mode d’emploi or usage) ? Should the Government public health experts re-think the wine health-promoting issue and ban glyphosate and other pesticides & heavy metals that end up in the soil of vineyards ? In this last section, a few thoughts and slides on the future of viticulture, oenology, wine medicine and olfactory-driven neurogenesis will be examined.

Last thoughts in terms of Wine Medicine

Once the wine buff or enthusiast has diligently chosen the right type of wine for his or her basic needs, metabolic disorders and longevity pathways, then the following conclusion “s’impose”, is called for: “aime le vin avec lequel tu es”, which means “love the wine you are with”. Which is a profound “existential” statement for many French wine drinkers. If only because wine’s company will help the oenophile to better understand one’s euphoric joie-de-vivre based “truth”, the ignorance of which can lead to unfulfilling happenings, diseases and a short lifespan. “In Vino Véritas” as the saying goes.

Professeur Joubert (Biogerontologist and wine expert from France) (Bio)

Coaching Services

Pending the availablity of this workshop, interested students are welcome to schedule a coaching session, at which point they will be able to read one the Institute’s “Health and Longevity Wine Medicine” E-books.

“Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do”. Ecclesiastes 9:7
Top: A detailed inspection of the wine’s “robe” by a Maître de Chai,  France has historically been the Nation that has expressed the most value to wine as a health elixir. The country that has the most vineyards and wine production for a long time has been France which produces wine all throughout France, wherever it can grow, in quantities between 50 and 60 million hectolitres per year on average, or 7–8 billion bottles.  Recently it went down to 46 million hectolitre, but France still came out as number one: (Source) French wine traces its history to the 6th century BC, with many of France’s regions dating their wine-making (or “vinification”) history to Roman times, albeit without the mercury the ancient Romans added to wine to sweeten it.
Instructor: Pr. Joubert: Biogerontologist and wine expert (having been trained at Bordeaux’s wine school under the direction of Émile Pénaud).
Six to Seven hours of power point presentation with dégustation (tastings). Possible to distill this workshop into a three hours power point presentation and a one hour tasting. Whatever works for the Host.
Date and location: (To be determined)
Price: (To be determined)  (which includes tastings, power point presentation and hand-outs)
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