There will always be differences of opinion … especially in the debate that is currently rocking the French political classes. The initial results of a recent piece of research point towards wine being conducive to living to a grand old age. We are speaking here of “moderate” consumption. This is not the manifesto of a 12-litre lush. The study even says that people who drink to “excess” only very rarely reach the venerable age of 90, the yardstick of the American researchers who conducted this analysis, most of the honourable participants of which admitted to a “weakness” for wine—that weakness being a maximum of two glasses a day.