Risky title, you deserve a fun one.
Many of the so-called cognitive benefits of wine drinking are, in fact, the product of more intelligent people choosing to identify wine as the educated tipple compared to beer. A self-fulfilling prophecy.
It’s an error to claim it’s the booze when levels of various compounds are almost nothing.
It was an association of behaviour, not a causation of chemistry. Forcing wine on a poor idiot won’t make him smarter.
Drinking beer won’t ‘make’ you stupid, it is simply that dumber people tend to drink beer (and that’s why it’s cheaper).
Wine is an outmoded way to get sophisticated and wasted.
Nowadays even the French don’t want to be French!
The middle-class decry colonialism and model their drinking habits on Napoleon.
Blood has more protein, ask the Clintons.