Specifically, the researchers found that phenolic compounds in champagne support proteins linked to storing memories and ultimately improve your spatial memory. These proteins diminish as you age, but champagne was shown to slow that process and delay or prevent cognitive issues associated with getting old, according to the release. The study points to two red grapes used in the production of champagne, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, as the source of the phenolic compounds.
Anyway, just try to remember this next time you've got a crippling champagne hangover.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and enjoys champagne, but not the champagne hangovers. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.