The Renaud Society

The Renaud Society, a society of medical professionals with an interest in better health and a passion for wine, honors the legacy of Professor Serge Renaud, father of the French Paradox, supports wine & health research and education, and promotes the sharing of wine & health interests among medical colleagues worldwide.


Membership, Member Benefits and Application to Join

Wine & Health

Wine Health Resources, ¨Don't Drink too Much but Don't Drink too Little¨ & Other Materials

Upcoming Events

International Wine & Heart Health Summits, Society Wine Competitions & Annual Harvest Dinners

Accolades for Renaud Society

  • "I have carried the flame for the medical benefits of wine with fervour. My father was a leading cardiac specialist in Australia. I have attended most of the conferences held in Australia over the years where the subject of wine and health was covered. I can say with a clear conscience that I wholeheartedly endorse the connection between wine drinking and better heart health and the Renaud Society."
    James Halliday
    James Halliday Wine Journalist Australia
  • "I am delighted that you are initiating the creation of the Renaud Society. The importance of health promoting behaviours for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases cannot be over emphasized. It is particularly appropriate that this Society honors Professor Renaud who has made so many scientific contributions in this area as the Director of INSERM in Bordeaux, France, and as Professor of Nutrition at the University of Montreal, Canada. To this day there is too little focused effort in these areas, and too little study, and not enough good information for the community at large and our patients in particular. I can endorse the formation of the Renaud Society with high enthusiasm and no reservations."
    Andrew Selwyn
    Andrew Selwyn, MA (HARVARD), MD, FRCP(UK), FACC Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • "Over many decades, Professor Serge Renaud has been the scientist making the largest contribution to our understanding of the role of wine in protecting the French from coronary artery disease (the "French Paradox"). He has been one of the leading figures in science seeking to discover how dietary factors relate to health, often providing innovative concepts that have taken many years to be appreciated He has made a major contribution with is research demonstrating how alpha-linolenic acid, monounsaturated fats, and other components of the "Cretan-type Mediterranean Diet" can play key roles in preventing coronary heart disease. His work has motivated many other scientists to better define how dietary factors, including alcohol, relate to health."
    R Curtis Ellison
    R. Curtis Ellison, MD Professor of Medicine & Public Health Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA