Only French wine, of course.
PARIS (Reuters) – A hospital in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand is to open a wine bar where terminally ill patients will be able to enjoy a “medically-supervised” glass or two with their families.
“Why should we refuse the charms of the soil to those at the end of their lives? Nothing justifies such an prohibition,” the Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital Center said in statement.
The center’s head, Dr. Virginie Guastella, said terminally ill patients had the right to “enjoy themselves”.
“Medically supervised tastings will help brighten what is often a difficult daily life,” the hospital said.
Although some researchers have long held that an antioxidant found in red wine is good for the heart, some recent research has determined that wine’s health benefits are exaggerated.
(Reporting By Alexandria Sage, Editing by Angus MacSwan)