Wine is a sophisticated and ancient alcoholic drink. Wine is created when yeast combines with sugars found in fruit juice. The yeast consumes the sugar and releases CO2 gases as well as alcohol. Wine is sometimes formed naturally when fruits are exposed to yeast and allowed to ferment. Although wine is most commonly formed from grape juice, they can also be created from a variety of other fruit juices as long as they hold the appropriate quantities of sugar. Grape-based wines our very popular throughout Europe, North America, and many other parts of the world. Rice-based wines are more common in Asia. Recent research has shown that wine has an excellent effect upon personal health when consumed in healthy and regular doses. It may reduce overall cholesterol as well as provide antioxidants to the body. Wine most often accompanies the main course of meals, such as meats or fish.