In today’s news, it was reported that a recently-deceased 107-year-old man credited his incredibly long life to red wine.

Antonio Docampo Garcia

Antonio Docampo Garcia

Antonio Docampo Garcia who died at the age of 107 in Vigo, Spain last week, claimed he reached 107 by drinking four bottles of red wine daily. Antonio’s family said that he thought drinking red wine is the secret to living a longer life.

Antonio made and drank his own organic, chemical-free red wine. He would drink two bottles with his lunch and two bottles with his dinner. His son Miguel Docampo Lopez said, “he never drank water”. His son went on to add, “when we were both at home we could get through 200 litres of wine a month”.

Antonio had his own vineyard that he set up in Ribadavia, North West Spain after the Spanish Civil War; the company is called ‘Bodegas Docampo’.

Past research has found that a glass of red wine with dinner can lead to healthier hearts and better cholesterol levels. However, it serves well to note that Docampo drank his own wine free of preservatives and added chemicals.

This being said, preservative free or not, we don’t personally encourage you try the Docampo Garci red wine diet and instead remind you to enjoy responsibly, by the glass and not the bottle!

Article written by Chantel Georgiou