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Hello and welcome to Larry’s Choice, the platform giving you a regular roundup of what’s happening in the world of drinks.

Bihari “Larry” B. Modi, CEO of Les Anciens Établissements Fratacci — B.B. Modi in Djibouti, offers you a “best-of” selection of drinks news every month.

Bihari “Larry” B. Modi

One idea is as good as another... Having bulging, “bodybuilder” muscles is the dream of all abnormally constituted men. If a wise head is always preferable to a “perfect” body, the idea of imbibing breast milk to increase muscle mass, rather like vodka that’s supposed to cure the virus, may be the most idiotic ill-conceived idea ever. Apart from the...
The top consumer and ambassador of French wine steadfastly remains the Englishman (or woman!). Always faithful, despite the differences that might set them against their touchy neighbours, the English have been able to exert their influence over the content of their favourite tipple by imposing their own norms on it. If today’s, and indeed yesterday’s, bottle of wine contains...
At the request of cancer and alcoholism charities, adding nutritional information labelling to bottles of wine and spirits will probably be submitted for consideration by French lawmakers. The suggestion has certainly caused a stir among professionals in the sector, who are still struggling to recover from the disastrous economic fallout of the US taxes, not to mention the catastrophic repercussions...
At Abydos, in Egypt, archaeologists have uncovered what seems to be the oldest “brewery” ever discovered. Beer, which Romans hated because of “the drink’s lack of nobility” and its smell “of wet goat”, is nonetheless recognized as the first drink made by humans... even before the sacrosanct wine. It should also be noted, even if the articles seem to gloss...
Because of the enormous expense of collection, checking, and sterilizing of returned glass bottles and jars, a majority of professionals in the sector have joined forces against the bill being considered in France as a result of the “Convention on Climate Change.” This bill, among other things, anticipates a widespread return to a deposit and return system for glass...

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