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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

Elon Musk’s latest move is hardly a big surprise. After having brought “Teslaquila” (a tequila in a futuristic container) to the market, the South African billionaire giant is expanding the “Tesla” range on the supermarket shelves with a beer whose design is just as unusual. “Gigabeer”, a name that must resonate well in the German capital where his fourth...
Aficionados of the iconic saga will be sure to recognize the famous “Vesper” cocktail, created specially by Ian Flemming in his book Casino Royale, the first written outing for the very special and very British agent 007. A cocktail concocted by James Bond himself: “This drink’s my own invention. I’m going to patent it when I think of a...
Thirty-four dead. That’s the latest macabre toll from alcohol poisoning from a locally produced spirit in the Orenburg region of Russia. Since the tragedy in Irkutsk, in Siberia, where around 50 people died after swallowing bath lotion, the Russian authorities put in place a very strict inspection regime for common consumer products containing high levels of ethanol. https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/death-toll-russian-alcohol-poisoning-incident-rises-34-2021-10-10/ https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/russia-opens-criminal-cases-after-nine-die-alcohol-poisoning-2021-10-07/ https://www.lavenir.net/cnt/dmf20211007_01622751/russie-10-personnes-au-moins-meurent-apres-avoir-bu-de-l-alcool-frelate https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38363441

Canning Wine

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Cacolac, known for its famous chocolate drink, has decided to turn traditional wine packaging etiquette on its head. Wine in a can – a sacrilege for purists – is nonetheless accepted without demur by Chinese and American consumers. Established at the heart of Pessac-Léognan, in the Bordeaux region, known for both its white and red wines, Cacolac hopes to...
It seems that all it takes is for “V” (Tim Tae-Hyung, the singer from South Korean boy band “BTS”) to appear with a bottle of Château Margaux in his hand for searches and buying intentions to soar among the “Army” (BTS fans). As the bottle shown in the photo is a 2001 vintage, which is very rare and only sold...

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The Radioactivity of Wine

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From the nuclear tests in the desert of New Mexico to the Fukushima disaster, every year, artificial radioactivity is being uniformly deposited all over the planet. In most cases, these radioactive particles have no...

Fighting Pet Abandonment One Beer at a Time

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Man’s best friend must sometimes regret being so faithful. Faced with the ever-growing number of abandoned pets, an animal charity has decided to work with a Toulouse brewery to raise awareness of the problem....

Hard Seltzer: Clean Alcohol 2.0

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Millennials don’t want to drink beer because it’s “a redneck drink,” or wine because, on top of the strange smell, it makes you look like a wino. Generation 2.0 have finally understood that they...

McGregor Sells Whiskey Brand for $600 Million

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The former UFC champion has sold “his baby” for the modest sum of 600 million dollars. His whiskey brand “Proper No. Twelve” had come in for  negative criticism from some experts who declared the...

An English Lesson

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As we reminded our readers recently, tea and the “proper customs” practised on the other side of the channel are not to be taken lightly. While the pioneer spirit has always been present in...