Some research studies have found light to moderate drinking to be protective of heart health; others have found long term drinking to be damaging. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) November 20, 2017 Is drinking wine really good for your heart? Adrian Baranchuk, Queen's University, Ontario; Bryce Alexander, Queen's University, Ontario, and Sohaib Haseeb, Queen's University, Ontario Is a glass or two of red wine good for your heart? What about your cholesterol and blood pressure? Our experts explain the controversies.