The Champagne Boutique

New Year’s Resolutions

In Champagnes, Marc & Andrew on December 16, 2009 at 11:19 am


What if Champagne was the elixir of life? A recent study published by Reading University on 15th December 2009 shows that regular consumption of our favourite drink is good for your heart. This research says that two glasses of champagne a day causes improvement in the way the blood vessels work. As the university explains: “Champagne does this by increasing the availability of nitric oxide, a vascular active molecule which controls blood pressure. It is able to induce these effects because it contains polyphenols, plant chemicals from the red grapes and white grapes used in Champagne production. When you drink Champagne, these polyphenols get absorbed into the circulation where they are able to act on the vascular system. Specifically, they appear to slow down the natural removal of nitric oxide from our blood, meaning that it will have a longer time to act on blood vessels and so improve the flow of blood around the body.”

We were waiting for a miracle for Christmas and it seems to have arrived. But it is not hot news to champagne makers. There is a tradition in this area that no winemaker can leave this world without having drunk a “tirage” (A year production), which guarantees good health and happy talks. So if you didn’t know what New Year Resolution to make this year you have found one which is not painful and we are certain you will keep on to it …DRINK MORE CHAMPAGNE! (with responsibility of course!) After all French don’t say Cheers but Sante, meaning health!

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