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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

A few months ago, the news, we imagine, reached all corners of the globe. Nine babies, a world record for humanity, were born to a 25-year-old Malian woman, before that record was officially broken by the birth of ten babies in South Africa on 10 June this year. Today, the Malian couple’s infants are doing well and are still...
It’s almost doctor’s orders... A little wine is always better than a moderate quantity of beer for better atrial fibrillation. According to a new Australian study (despite the Australians being big fans of beer), all “alcohols” are not equal; wine, always in moderation, might help to prevent some cardiovascular events. https://www.pourquoidocteur.fr/Articles/Question-d-actu/36960-Pour-coeur-privilegiez-vin-biere https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-07-wine-safer-beer-minimizing-heart.html
In the desperate, not to say depressing, climate of the non-festivities of the Tokyo Olympics, Japanese products “banned” from sale during the event will be the main losers of what may become the worst Olympic celebration ever organized. This is a moment that the Japanese distillery Suntory had been waiting for; it had prepared a “special” batch for the occasion,...
A regular diver on lost drinks cargos discovered the famous treasure of a 19th-century merchant ship sunk off the Scottish coast. The “Wallachia” had hundreds of beers in its hold... As we know, beer absolutely does not age well: the contents, poured into a large glass, still frothed, but gave off a nasty smell of fermentation. The bottles, after...
“We have reached a pivotal moment. Climate change is here, we can see it, we are experiencing it”, Jérôme Despey, secretary general of the FNSEA, the main agricultural union, told the AFP. In an environment in crisis and greatly impacted by scepticism from all sides, this growing awareness among the agricultural sector, the first collateral victims of climate change,...

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