This is timely news. Three of the year's biggest holiday celebrations are just around the corner, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Champagne is a popular beverage for holiday toasts. The timely reemergence of a study conducted at Reading University is a happy coincidence, or is it? At any rate, the study indicates that champagne consumption may delay the onset of dementia, and other degenerative brain disorders. The study indicates phenolic compounds have a positive effect on the hippocampus and cortex, portions of the brain that control memory and learning. Champagne has higher levels of theses compounds than other wines because of the type of grapes from which it's made.

"These exciting results illustrate for the first time that the moderate consumption of champagne has the potential to influence cognitive functioning, such as memory." - Professor Jeremy Spencer

So, break out the bubbly, pop the cork, clink the glasses, and congratulate yourself for bring so smart!