Scientists believe drinking three glasses of champagne every week may help prevent the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Researchers at Reading University in Berkshire, United Kingdom, say pinot noir and pinot meunier, two ingredients used to make champagne, contain compounds that can ward off brain diseases and boost spatial memory.
Scientists at Reading University conducted their experiment with rats and now want to move onto trials involving older adults.
"This research is exciting because it illustrates for the first time that moderate consumption of champagne has the potential to influence cognitive functioning such as memory," said Jeremy Spencer, a biochemistry professor at Reading University.
A spokesman for the Alzheimer's Society called the results "interesting," but conceded that a lot more research needs to be done.