2 ounces freshly pureed red grapes
4 ounces champagne
Combine ingredients together in Champagne flute and serve.
(Recipe provided by Fabrizio Argiolas of Obica.)
It’s good for your heart
A lot has been made of the red wine’s benefits for your heart, but champagne (which is predominantly made from red grapes, of course) is just as healthy. One study found that the sparkling wine contained high levels of polyphenols – antioxidants found in red grapes but less intensely in white – that can lower blood pressure and prevent heart problems. In fact, Reading’s Dr Jeremy Spencer, a man who appears to have generously given his life over to finding reasons for us to drink more, suggested that two glasses a day will do the trick. “We have found that a couple of glasses a day has a beneficial effect on the walls of blood vessels – which suggests champagne has the potential to reduce strokes and heart disease,”
It’ll improve your skin
Ever wondered why successful Formula One drivers have such supple skin? Probably not, but we’ll give you the definite, science-proven reason anyway: ‘champers. Taking a hit of champagne to the face, as the top three drivers do on the podium after each race, might be an expensive detoxifier, but it’s also an effective one. “Champagne detoxifies the skin with antioxidants and lightening tartaric acid helps even out the skin tone,” says dermatologist Marina Peredo. “For those with oily skin, its antibacterial properties aid in leaving last year’s breakouts behind.”