Drinking three glasses of Champagne every day can help to prevent the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s, scientists have discovered.

An experiment has shown that a compound found in Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes – both used to make Champagne – can stave off brain diseases and boost spatial memory.

Scientists at Reading University used rats for their study and now want to involve pensioners in the next stage of their research.

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Professor Jeremy Spencer said: “The results were dramatic.

"This research is exciting because it illustrates for the first time that moderate consumption of Champagne has the potential to influence cognitive functioning such as memory.”

However, a spokesman for the Alzheimer’s Society said that although the results were “interesting”, “a lot more research needed to be done” before Champagne was used for medicinal purposes.

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This latest discovery could prove to be a prescription purely for the wealthy. Prices for a bottle of fizz range from £10 to £99 in Tesco, which is far pricier than your average Pinot Grigio.

Unfortunately, it remains unclear whether cheaper sparkling wines such as Cava or Prosecco would do the trick.

Are you a Champagne drinker? How would you feel about drinking it every single day to stave off dementia? How would your bank balance cope? Let us know in the Comments box below.