Blog: Champagne instead of anti-depressants?

James Wilmore | 5 June 2014

The alcohol industry can sometimes skirt around the reason why people choose to drink. 

For many, of course, it’s a way to relax and enjoy yourself with friends. But not everyone in the industry is so reticent about speaking out about the positive aspects of imbibing. 

Indeed, Clovis Taittinger, part of the Champagne house’s family empire, thinks the problem of depression could be solved in his native country, if he was in charge. “If I was a politician I would happily put Champagne in all pharmacies... instead of anti-depressant pills,” he cheekily told me during this week’s London Wine Fair. 

“Champagne is a magical wine,” he added. 

Hmm, how would the health lobby feel about that proposal? 

Sectors: Wine

BLOG

Are you a beer geek? Take the Brewdog quiz and find out

Brewdog, the Scottish craft brewer, likes to claim its drinkers are some of the most knowledgeable around....

BLOG

The (temporary) return of Paul Walsh to the drinks debate

Paul Walsh just can't stay away from the drinks industry....

BLOG

Budweiser races to stock Mars bars

For those people looking to the Red Planet as shining utopia away from all things earth, look away now....

BLOG

When life gives you lemons, make soap

Bacardi's 42 Below vodka brand has found a novel way to use the lemons left over from cocktail-making: Turn them into liquid soap....

just-drinks homepage



Forgot your password?