They say that Dom Perignon, the French monk who is ascribed the invention of champagne, tried this divine drink for the first time he exclaimed: “I drank stars”. Scientists unraveled the mystery and explained away these mysterious star like bubbles. These fascinating bubbles rising and sliding with such grace and sensuality up the glass and ever inspiring poets are simply carbon dioxide.
But though it seems to be nothing special, the grape wine and the after fermentation in bottles (which is how champagne is made) make for hundreds of new complex chemical bonds. And it is champagne with its amazing bubbles is able to revitalize the heart and the vessels.
This drink combines pleasure and health. According to the information from the University of Reading, one of the best universities in Great Britain, champagne bubbles in a unique complex with polyphenols help heighten the elasticity of the vascular walls and prevent the formation of clots. It happens due to nitric oxide getting better access into the blood-vascular system and a number of other reactions in the body.
Scientists hesitate to definitely state that the result of frequent drinking of champagne and other sparkling wines will be the same in the long run. Although specialists hold that regular and moderate intake of any grape wine and champagne is quite healthy.
Note: This may be the reason behind the so-called French paradox. It is no secret that the Frenchmen are the healthiest and slimmest nation despite the fact that the French cuisine abounds with fat dishes and high-calorie sauces. But they wash it all down with natural grape wines.