Sunday, June 01, 2014

Another Case of Chateau Plonque, Please

Red wine is the best thing for you since penicillin.  Mrs Vidal cites the relevant Telegraph article here in the always interesting Tea at Trianon.  There we find that the fruit of the vine improves your balance, sharpens up the brain, keeps the weight off, and even chases away the bed bugs.  And Hilaire Belloc knew that

Catholic men who live upon wine
Are deep in the water, and frank, and fine.
Wherever I travel I find it so,
Benedicamus Domino!

Not to excess, of course, but otherwise pretty much of a good thing all 'round.

And if the Telegraph isn't good enough for you, how about the Minneapolis Star-Tribune?  Yet another gold star for red wine but this time not focusing so much on resveratrol.  These folks think the good stuff is, well, alcohol itself.

I await anxiously the study on beer.