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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 dozen bottles of Bordeaux grand cru that spent more than a year in space have finally been tested. It can already be stated that the wine has survived its “journey” and, more particularly, that it has aged faster than on earth... https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/agriculture-peche/le-vin-de-bordeaux-envoye-dans-l-espace-aurait-vieilli-plus-vite-1616593516 https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvx9q8/what-does-a-6000-bottle-of-wine-taste-like-after-a-year-in-space
Actors, industry giants, big names in entertainment, they all possessed a “good cellar” with prestigious vintages sold at auction on their deaths (or during their lifetimes). Here are the stories of the five best cellars that have gone up for sale. https://www.christies.com/features/famous-private-wine-cellars-11554-1.aspx
Researchers have conducted a meticulous study to trace the exact origin of Champagne or, more precisely, of the vine and grapes behind the renown of a wine unlike any other. Beyond the famous monk, Pierre Pérignon, and the invention of “bubbles” by the English, analysing grape pips immersed in a well for centuries has shed light on the precise...
Teisseire cordials... practically an antonomasia, both container and content being part of a concept copied a hundred times over. An industrial upscaling that reached its peak in the 20th century, but a history that began 300 years ago. https://www.ledauphine.com/societe/2021/03/01/la-saga-des-sirops-teisseire-300-ans-d-histoire
A great relief for the French wine industry and the Airbus aircraft manufacturer; the Biden administration and the President of the European Commission now have four months to come to an agreement. In the meantime, the “punitive” measures that have cost the wine sector no less than half a billion euros have been put on hold. https://www.lesechos.fr/industrie-services/conso-distribution/airbus-et-les-vins-francais-alleges-des-taxes-douanieres-americaines-1296081 https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/economie-social/taxe-trump-suspendue-une-excellente-nouvelle-pour-le-conseil-interprofessionnel-du-vin-de-bordeaux-1615037379 https://www.europe1.fr/economie/les-producteurs-de-vin-francais-soulages-par-la-suspension-des-taxes-americaines-4029649 https://www.winespectator.com/articles/us-government-pauses-tariffs-on-european-wines

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