A bunch of (biased?) Italian researchers from Catholic University of Campobasso found out that moderate drinking may extend life. Their conclusion is based on pooled data from 34 large studies involving more than 1 million people and 94,000 deaths.
Correlation does not always imply causation. But usually it does. I for one, have found alcohol extremely effective against migraines. In fact, when I consume during the “peak pain” period the pain goes away and I find myself more productive than those times with no migraines.
I think most of the bad image for 10,000 year old recipes like beer and wine were made by hypocrites – Christian evangelists, Islamic fundamentalists & Gandhi.