I've heard both sides of this story. I lean toward the no-drink side; unless it is the red wine like earlybird said. That's what the French do.
As we age, we produce less digestive acid. So, the wine would be good. Also, it would be good to get some digestive bitters, powder or liquid, and take that before meals. The bitters would have to just be tasted by the back of the tongue. So, if you get the liquid, don't bother with what the directions say. Just use a half or less dropper.
I take Trimethylglycine (TMG) before meals. This gives me plenty of acid...
...and other stuff too.
Methylation is a normal biological process that occurs in healthy human bodies every minute of every day. Methylation is an important step in the conversion of homocysteine, a damaging amino acid, into the biologically safe and beneficial amino acid, methionine. In addition, methylation is required for DNA repair, as well as for the production of SAMe, which helps maintain healthy joint tissue. Methylation can be inhibited by poor or inadequate diet and unhealthy lifestyle practices. TMG (Trimethylglycine) has been shown to be a safe and effective methyl donor for the facilitation of methylation processes. TMG supplementation has been shown in clinical and non-clinical studies to support a healthy homocysteine level, which in turn supports healthy cardiovascular function.