Finding a way to live forever seems to be at the forefront of many people’s minds. Between superfoods and avoiding marriage, people are always looking for their own personal Fountain of Youth. Red wine has always been heralded as a heart healthy choice (thanks, antioxidants!), as long as it was consumed in moderation. Well, this Spanish gentleman has just flipped a big middle finger to that moderation mumbo jumbo.
Antonio Docampo García recently passed away at the ripe old age of 107, and according to friends and family, he always attributed his long life to the fact that he only drank his homemade red wine. Yes, only wine. No water, no coffee, just red wine. Apparently, he put away four bottles a day, openly defying hangovers that would cripple lesser mortals.
“When we were both at home we could get through 200 litres of wine a month,” he added. “He never drank water.”
Granted, there is a huge difference between wine from a Spanish vineyard and a box of Franzia from the grocery store, but this just became a clarion call for Wine Moms, alcoholics, and that douchey guy who always talks about a wine’s tannins. Sure, experts might have recently discovered that red wine isn’t as healthy as previously purported, but what do they know?