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Spanish man lives to 107 drinking homemade red wine instead of water

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(NaturalNews) They say a glass of red wine a day helps keep the doctor away. But what about several bottles per day? That's what Antonio Docampo Garcia, the recently deceased curator of the Bodegas Docampo vineyard and winery in Spain, drank every single day up until his passing at the ripe old age of 107.

The key to Docampo's long, healthy and jovial life appears to have been freshly fermented wine, which he drank in lieu of water at nearly every meal. His familiar successors lovingly recall how the pudgy-cheeked caretaker of the Ribadavia-based estate was almost never without his favorite glass of vino at every occasion.

"He could drink a litre and a half all at once," Docampo's son Manuel told local newspaper La Voz de Galicia. "When we were both at home we could get through 200 litres of wine a month. He never drank water."

The Spanish Civil War veteran wasn't a drunkard, though. He drank his wine not only for health reasons but also because he just loved wine. His family says he typically drank the equivalent of about two bottles of wine with lunch, and another two bottles with dinner – and he did this practically every day!

The Docampo Garcia vineyard, which Docampo himself founded, produces wines for sale to the general public. But with each batch produced, Docampo would hold back a portion for himself, which he seemed to use as a type of longevity elixir.

"If he produced 60,000 litres a year he would keep 3,000 litres for himself," Docampo's nephew Jeronimo added to La Voz de Galicia.

Docampo also prided himself on taking a shot of brandy with breakfast, another part of his unconventional health regimen that allowed him to avoid having to take pharmaceutical medications. Up until the age of 103, Docampo maintained excellent health with minimal or no illness, a quality of life that he and his family attribute to his beverage choices.

The key to red wine's health benefits: no chemicals, pesticides, preservatives or toxins!

The type of wine Docampo consumed wasn't your standard bottle of processed, sulfite-laden plonk. It was lovingly fermented wine of the highest quality, without added pesticides, preservatives or other chemicals.

It was a better than organic type of traditional wine that kept Docampo alive and kicking well beyond the average number of years, presumably due to its high antioxidants levels and minimal oxidative potential.

One of the healing components most talked about in red wine is resveratrol, an anti-aging compound found primarily in grape skins. It is safe to say that Docampo's wine was rich in this powerful nutrient, which likely helped extend his lifespan.

Either that or he had exceptionally good genetics, something his kin can take confidence and pride in as they take the baton and further Docampo's legacy by continuing to sell his now-famous elixirs to the next generation.

The continued success of Bodegas Docampo will also honor Docampo as being the last original inhabitant of the mostly abandoned village of Eira de Mouros. Always a hard worker from the time when he was a child, Docampo embodied what it meant to be an artisan and a master of his craft.

He was also a happy man with a great sense of humor, often announcing after a meal:

"Give me another glass of wine so I can snore when I'm dead."

To learn more about the Bodegas Docampo line of wines, which are available for sale online, visit:

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