Are Wine Baths a Waste of Money?

Red wine is full of antioxidants and some people have spent serious cash trying to harness the health benefits of these compounds by soaking in tubs full of vino. In Episode 23 of Speaking of Chemistry, Matt Davenport dips into wine science to find out if this unorthodox spa treatment is as wildly indulgent, and effective, as it sounds.

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