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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

The “Pravda” brewery has decided, temporarily, to divert its beer production lines to the creation of the most famous of cocktails. An historical irony, Molotov was the Russian plenipotentiary Foreign Minister to whom Stalin gave the job of negotiations with the Nazi regime at the time of the German-Soviet pact. A cocktail to “keep the flame alive” for the...
For a while now, rumours have been circulating about Yerba Mate: recent scientific studies now seem to have confirmed that it is probably dangerous. Despite its high antioxidant qualities, “Yerba Mate” tea, or rather its production and preparation method are apparently a potential danger to health, with a propensity to increase respiratory and digestive (lung, oesophageal, stomach, intestinal, pancreatic,...
Global warming, as we know, affects those who work the soil more than anyone else. Winegrowers are already finding themselves on the front line of the battle against the effects of “global warming”, sometimes with pitifully inadequate resources. Others are studying the possibilities of adapting vines to future climate conditions, which may turn the winegrowing world upside down in...
We don’t know if the 33-year-old man had been inspired by French series “Caméra Café”, but after violating the privacy of more than 500 people in numerous sports centres, we know he’s likely, given the penal arithmetic peculiar to the US, to spend a few decades behind bars. The individual, a resident of the state of Wisconsin, had cunningly...
Marriage venue for the two planet-wide stars and a producer of excellent rosé wines, the jointly owned estate of the couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, “Château Miraval” was purchased in 2008. It was long thought to be the final piece of material property linking the two actors; after filing for divorce in 2016, Angelina Jolie permanently broke her...

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