This is quite the issue for young geologists, and the general university community. Now, as when I was in school, everything revolves around beer! The best scientific discussions were over beer. The best part of conferences is the beer. Any earth-person will go anywhere for a free beer!
But do wild geologists care about cancer, and growing old? Maybe not, since they will still climb up a rock face, and hang on by their toes, while they swing their hammer. And I used to do the most wild things in the field. But for the old guys, red wine is better than beer!
The irony is that the red wine counteracts all the bad effects from the beer! Should we then have red wine chasers, after the beer? A very interesting problem.