Bring on the bubbly

Fancy a glass of Champagne?

If you enjoy having a glass of bubbly now and then, here’s some good news!

Drinking 1-3 glasses of Champagne per week may improve your memory and brain function.

Research at the University of Reading in the UK has shown that drinking one to three glasses of champagne a week may counteract the memory loss associated with ageing.

Champagne may even delay the onset of degenerative brain disorders, such as dementia and alzheimers.

I think everyone knows that drinking too much Champagne or any other alcoholic beverage, damages your brain and memory, so what it is with Champagne that can have the opposite effect?

The answer is the relatively high levels of phenolic compounds in Champagne. These phenolic compounds are believed to improve the spatial memory.

So can you get this memory boost from any kind of sparkling wine?


According to Professor Jeremy Spencer, researcher at University of Reading, the wine must include red grapes to have the positive effect on the memory. Only red grapes have the phenolic compounds this research attributed the beneficial effects to.

Champagne, the sparkling wine from the Champagne region in France, contains red grapes. The most commonly used are Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, along with white grapes such as Chardonnay.

Many other sparkling wines, are produced of only white grapes, which lack these phenolic compounds.

So if you want the brain and memory boost from your bubbly, you’d better check the label to see what grapes are in it.

Since it’s the red grapes that are attributed the beneficial effects on the memory and brain, also red wine is considered to have this effect.

Drink with moderation or the health benefits will be erased…


Remember though, you should only drink champagne or red wine in moderation, otherwise the good health benefits it may have will be erased by the negative effects alcohol has on your brain and health.

This is what Professor Jeremy Spencer, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading, says about the results from their research:

“These exciting results illustrate for the first time that the moderate consumption of champagne has the potential to influence cognitive functioning, such as memory.  Such observations have previously been reported with red wine, through the actions of flavonoids contained within it.

However, our research shows that champagne, which lacks flavonoids, is also capable of influencing brain function through the actions of smaller phenolic compounds, previously thought to lack biological activity. We encourage a responsible approach to alcohol consumption, and our results suggest that a very low intake of one to two glasses a week can be effective.”

So it actually seems to be some truth, with modification, behind the phrase:


Champagne Health Benefits

“Champagne Is Always A Good Idea!”

What are your views on the results from this research? Do you doubt that an alcoholic drink can be a memory booster, or are you going to enjoy the next glass of Champagne even more…??!!!

And what’s YOUR favorite Champagne?

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PS: If Champagne or red wine are not your favorite kind of drinks… 

Then here are some more tips about how you can boost your brain function and memory ==>>


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