I want to share with you the following list I found on The North American Menopause Society website.
How Much Is Good?
Moderate drinkers have a significantly lower risk of coronary heart disease than nondrinkers. The heart benefits of moderate drinking become apparent at menopause when heart disease risk typically increases, and the heart benefits continue. Hormone therapy doesn't affect that benefit.
Women who drink moderately have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
Those who drink moderate amounts of alcohol, especially wine, have a lower risk of dementia than those who don't drink at all.
Women who drink lightly or moderately have a lower risk of stroke than nondrinkers.
Women who drink moderately and after menopause (ages 50-62 y) have stronger bones than nondrinkers.
Midlife and older women who drink moderately have a lower risk of becoming obese than nondrinkers.
I especially like the "lower risk of dementia" fact! The key word here is "MODERATE." Moderate (low risk): no more than seven drinks per week and no more than three drinks per day. So stick to moderation. Otherwise, the good could become bad quickly!