But it seems there might be some scientific evidence to back up Florence’s secret to longevity. Several studies have shown that drinking wine can actually reduce your chance of having a stroke, developing Type 2 diabetes and also lowers your risk of heart disease.
Downing a glass of plonk a day can also, scientists say, slow the rate at which your brain function deteriorates. And another medical study revealed that drinking wine could delay the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
And if you’re a fan of red wine - like Florence - there are even more benefits, as the athocyanins and resveratrol in red wine regulate cholesterol levels.
So all in all, it really looks like Florence is onto something. Pass us another bottle!