Champagne has been in the news a few times this week and finally we have yet another two good reasons to drink more Moet!
News just in – Dutch Ministers are to scrap tax on champagne! Research today has found a direct link between the grapes used in Champagne which can prevent the onset of Alzheimers.
From 2017 champagne, prosecco and sparkling wines in The Netherlands will no longer be taxed. This mean the cost of a bottle of the good stuff could be around €1.10 cheaper.
The tax only applies to bottles with corks, not screw tops – nobody really understands the difference but everyone likes the sound of a cork popping. According to RTL, some 10 million bottles of sparkling wine are sold in the Netherlands every year.
This comes just days after it was believed that scientists have found that drinking three glasses of champagne every day can help to prevent the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s. A compound found in the black grapes used to make a bottle of the fizzy stuff, can ward off brain diseases and dramatically increase spatial memory.
The research does need far more research but having the two news stories come out in the same week one cant help but question: coincidence or destiny!
The day the doctor prescribes champaign for everybody will be a day I will happily welcome.
On a serious note, the tax being cut in the Netherlands is fantastic news (- if only they would do the same for sanitary products!) and if science can find a like between the fizzy stuff and Alzheimers prevention then it really is happy days all round!
So sit back, pop a cork and watch this space.