Drinking more wine less spirits, might be a good move except it's very moreish and I'm inclined to partake daily instead of twice weekly.
Daily wine in moderate doses is *probably* better than "twice" weekly hardcore on spirits.
I've got tons of science shit
that I read and archive, but for now - anecdotetown...
Wine (especially red) provides a mellow effect along with the normal inebriation, and it increases your appreciation for the small things (like your penis) such as food and music and beauty. Alcohol in general does this, sure, and inhibitions are quelled and all that too - but something about wine sensitises the "happiness" receptors.
Of course a lot of this is determined by mood at inception. Introspection and evaluation are fairly universal outcomes, but if there's bad shit on your mind at the time it's a fork in the road when you pour that first wine - do you slug back a few and dwell on what's going on; or sit back and enjoy everything else that's going on in life?
If I had to choose between a bottle of wine a night or getting nuked every weekend, I'd choose wine.
(even though it has some residual sugar