§ Better sleep and improved markers of cardio-metabolic risk control, especially with red wine 
§ Less risk of death from any cause 
§ Less heart disease and stroke 
§ Less risk of kidney disease 
In addition, for people without type 2 diabetes, moderate alcohol consumption significantly reduced the risk of developing diabetes  and has anti-inflammatory benefits. 
For those who can avoid drinking to excess, with or without type 2 diabetes, one 5-ounce serving of red wine with a meal remains a reasonable choice. For more information on alcohol and health, see Good Food, Great Medicine (3rd edition) page 39.
Miles Hassell MD