CBD Wine: Benefits & How To Make It at Home

CBD Wine: Benefits & How To Make It at Home

If you enjoy sipping on a glass of wine to unwind after a long day, or kicking back with your friends around a pitcher of sangria, get ready for CBD wine.

CBD wine provides you with everything you enjoy from your go-to bottle, with the added wellness benefits of CBD. So how can you get your own CBD wine, and what are its many benefits? Read on to find out!


What Is CBD?

CBD is the main phytocannabinoid found in the hemp plant. Unlike THC, another well-known cannabinoid, CBD is not intoxicating and does not cause any psychoactive effects.

CBD is used to ease physical discomfort, help reduce stress, promote relaxation, and support sleep cycles.


What Are the Benefits of CBD Wine?

CBD Wine is quite simply wine that is infused with the beneficial CBD cannabinoids. Combining the two can bring you the best of both worlds.


Benefits of CBD

On its own, CBD can work with the endocannabinoid system (also known as the ECS) to help regulate a number of vital body functions.

The ECS can produce endocannabinoids on demand that send chemical messages throughout the body by binding with cannabinoid receptors (CB receptors) in the brain, muscles, tissues, and major organs.

When bound to CB receptors, endocannabinoids can help respond to irregularities in the body – such as physical discomfort or emotional stress – and maintain homeostasis.

Cannabinoids in the ECS can even interact positively with neurotransmitters responsible for boosting the mood, such as serotonin and dopamine. When CBD is consumed, the phytocannabinoid can join our naturally-produced endocannabinoids in the ECS to promote balance as needed.

The naturally soothing properties of CBD can help ease physical tension and discomfort, such as swollen joints or muscle soreness. And the calming effects of CBD can help reduce feelings of nervousness, promote full-body relaxation, and help you fall asleep at night.


Benefits of Wine

Research suggests that drinking a glass of one a day can benefit your health. Most of the wellness benefits associated with wine are due to its high levels of antioxidants.

Antioxidants are compounds capable of stabilizing free radicals within the body. Free radicals can occur naturally during the body’s metabolic process, but exposure to pollutants and stressors such as smoke, car exhaust, or too much sunlight can introduce more free radicals into the body.

These unstable atoms are known to destroy healthy cells within the body, including skin cells. Antioxidants can balance out and stabilize free radicals, protecting our cells in the process.

Antioxidants can also help prevent oxidative stress, which can wear on the heart over time.

Much of wine’s antioxidants come from the grape’s polyphenols and resveratrol, which are found in higher concentrations in red grapes, making red wine the best option for boosting your antioxidant levels (but if you prefer a white wine, don’t worry! Even your favorite sweet dessert wine can introduce antioxidants into your body).

When drunk in moderation, wine can also help boost your mood, lower blood sugar, and encourage the growth of healthy gut bacteria, benefiting your digestive tract.


Combined Benefits of CBD Wine

When you mix CBD and wine, the beneficial compounds of each may work synergistically to strengthen one another, creating an even mightier concoction.


Support Digestive Health

Because the gut is filled with CB receptors, CBD can support the ECS in stimulating appetite, absorbing nutrients, and relieving temporary discomfort associated with the gastrointestinal tract.

Combined with the beneficial gut bacteria that wine promotes, CBD wine can help keep your digestive tract running smoothly.


Support Heart Health

Both CBD and wine contain antioxidants, and so the two can join forces to protect heart function, blood vessels, and more from the adverse effects associated with ongoing oxidative stress.


Reduce Signs of Aging

Free radicals can attack healthy skin cells, and our body’s have a harder time fighting them off as we age. Over time, the presence of free radicals can lead to wrinkles, lines, and blemishes.
Luckily, the high levels of antioxidants found in CBD and wine can also protect your skin as they combat free radicals.

Promote Relaxation

CBD can support endocannabinoids like anandamide and neurotransmitters such as serotonin in reducing stress and promoting a sense of calm throughout the body.

Meanwhile, the alcohol in wine can temporarily depress the central nervous system. While there are dangers associated with over-depressing the central nervous system, a glass of wine will produce mild and beneficial effects such as reduced stress and relaxation.

When taken together in moderation, the relaxing properties of both CBD and wine can serve as the perfect way to unwind.


Provide Sleep Support

Most of us are familiar with the ways stress and tension can keep us up at night. As CBD wine helps calm the mind and relax the body, it can also help you fall asleep and even wake up feeling more rested.

Be careful, though: too much alcohol can affect your metabolism in a way that can disrupt your sleep cycle.

To avoid adverse effects, it’s best to stick to a glass of CBD wine with dinner, rather than drinking wine right before bed. In contrast, CBD can be taken on its own directly before bed to help you sleep through the night without issue!


Immune System Support

CB receptors found in immune cells allow the ECS to help support the immune system. Most notably, cannabinoids can help relieve discomfort associated with swollen joints or sore muscles.

Research also suggests that resveratrol, which is found in red wine, can also support the body in soothing discomfort and stimulating T cells, a vital part of the immune system that helps fight off infection.


Can I Get High From CBD Wine?

CBD wine won’t get you high, as it won’t contain enough THC content to produce psychoactive effects.

Legally, CBD cannot contain more than 0.3% THC content, which is not enough to cause a high even when taken in large doses.

However, if you prefer to use a CBD with no THC content when making CBD-infused wine, you can use broad-spectrum or isolated CBD, both of which ensure that all traces of THC were removed during the extraction and filtration process.


Is CBD Wine Legal?

While drinking hemp-derived CBD wine is legal, the selling of CBD wine is a whole other beast.

Currently, CBD is federally legal as long as it comes from the hemp plant and contains less than 0.3% THC content. This amount of THC cannot produce psychoactive effects, although it can strengthen the beneficial properties of CBD.

So, if you buy your own CBD and add it to wine, you are in the clear!

Because alcohol sales are highly regulated, there are different laws regarding selling CBD-infused wine in each state. In most states, it is not currently legal. California is one exception, but even there are strict rules and licenses involved before a bar or liquor store can start doling out CBD wine.

The good news is, making your own CBD wine is a legal, easy, and fun alternative!


How Do I Infuse CBD into Wine?

When it comes to making your own CBD wine, your options are plentiful!


Use CBD Oil

Adding a few drops of evo hemp CBD Oil to your glass of wine is a quick and easy way to create CBD wine.

For those who don’t love the naturally earthy and nutty taste of CBD oil when taken under the tongue, mixing it into wine can be a great way to mask the taste. The CBD oil can add a note of complexity to your wine, but it may not complement every wine out there.

If you’re worried about CBD oil interfering with the taste of your favorite wine, our CBD powder is another great option.


Use CBD Powder or Crystals

While CBD is naturally fat-soluble and requires some fat content to break the CBD down into a form our bodies can absorb, evo hemp uses a complex process post-extraction to create a water-soluble form of CBD.

While CBD oils can be difficult to fully mix into other liquids, or evo hemp CBD Powder dissolves easily into just about any food or drink you can think of.

Simply drop a pinch of our full-spectrum CBD powder into your wine glass, stir, and voila! CBD wine at your service!

And if you’d prefer THC-free wine, our evo hemp CBD Crystals can also easily dissolve into your favorite wine. These crystals use isolated CBD, meaning that all other plant compounds (including the low levels of THC) have been removed.

Our CBD powder increases the bioavailability of CBD (how much of it the body absorbs) by ten times as much as digested CBD oil, meaning that you reap more of CBD’s benefits when you infuse your wine with CBD powder instead of oil.

Plus, the lack of fat content makes CBD powders and crystals an ideal option for anyone with a sensitive stomach.


Make a Boozy CBD Tea Bags

This process is a little more labor-intensive, but if you are up for a project, you can use CBD flowers to infuse your wine.

You’ll want to activate your CBD buds by heating them on a baking sheet in the oven for about one to two hours at 230 degrees (just make sure they don’t burn!). Then, you’ll break up your dried buds into small, coarse pieces and use cheesecloth to make an imitation tea bag for your buds. Tie your buds into the cheesecloth using a knot or cooking twine.

Next, pour your bottle of wine into a crockpot, add the CBD tea bags, and slow cook on the lowest setting. Steep in the crockpot for up to two hours (without burning), let cool, and your CBD-infused wine is ready to go!


Should I Use Red or White Wine?

While you can use either red or white wine when infusing CBD, white wine may mix better with CBD.

White wines typically have less wine tannins than darker red wines. Because both tannins and CBD can have a somewhat bitter taste, combining CBD with red whines may produce a somewhat overwhelming flavor, compared to a CBD-infused white wine.

Incorporating CBD into a white wine can also help make up for its comparatively lower antioxidant levels.

However, if you do prefer red wine, using CBD powder instead of oil or mixing in a tad of sweetener can help reduce any potential bitterness.


How Much CBD Should I Use In CBD Wine?

We suggest starting off small, with a single glass of wine containing no more than ten or so milligrams of CBD.

The mix of CBD and wine may make you sleepier than CBD normally does on its own, so wait to see how you feel after a low-dose glass before going for seconds.

Because of the potential for CBD wine to behave somewhat like a sedative, you should use less CBD in wine than you would take on its own. We recommend incorporating no more than 20 to 40 milligrams of CBD into your daily wine intake per day.

Alcohol-Free CBD Drinks?

You don’t need alcohol to get in on the fun of CBD-infused drinks! If you aren’t an alcohol drinker, there are still plenty of ways to fill your cup with the benefits of CBD.

CBD Seltzer

This one is a crowd-pleaser, perfect for a barbeque, a low-key gathering, or just for you to enjoy on your own!

While CBD oils won’t mix well with seltzer, our water-soluble CBD powder will do the trick. Simply dissolve the powder into your glass, mix in, add a lemon or lime wedge if desired, and enjoy!

CBD Coffees and Lattes

CBD can help balance out the effects of caffeine while still providing an energy boost needed to kick off a busy day.

You can dissolve CBD powder directly into your coffee, or, if using CBD oil, stir the oil into milk (or non-dairy milk) before pouring into your coffee, as this will help the oil combine better.


CBD tea can be enjoyed any time of day. Put a few drops of CBD in your caffeinated tea to start your morning off right, or mix into your favorite herbal tea for a cozy dose of relaxation before bed.

CBD Smoothies

CBD oils, crystals, or powder can be easily incorporated into your favorite smoothie–be it green, fruity, or sweet. CBD-infused smoothies are the perfect snack for before or after a workout to replenish your energy and aid in muscle recovery.

Bottom Line

When enjoyed in moderation, CBD-infused wine can have a wide range of wellness benefits.

Whether you are looking to make CBD wine, incorporate CBD into another favorite drink, or simply enjoy CBD all on its own, you can find high-quality and sustainably sourced products to satisfy all of your CBD needs at the evo hemp Shop!




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