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A Coffee at Over €50

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Some will perhaps shake their heads with a disapproving expression and dark looks, perhaps thinking that a coffee can never be worth more than €3, even if it comes served in a crystal champagne glass. In which case, why were Ferrari, Gucci, Chanel, Romané-Conti, and others of their ilk created... when cheap identical copies can be found?
Foreign residents and non-abstinent natives are today saying it was the only thing that could be done to put an end to a certain moral and legal hypocrisy. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/09/21/abu-dhabi-ends-liquor-license-requirement-drinkers

America and French Wine

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Know this! For seven consecutive years, the Americans have been the number one wine drinkers in the world. Well, obviously! you may say. Since the French, traditionally caricatured as “connoisseurs and good wine drinkers”, have taken to brewing beer in their cellars, gardens, basements, stairwells, lifts, under their sinks, and even in their toilets.
You might think the Chinese, like the English and many Americans, would prefer the magic art of Gaulish druids to make the “blood of the earth”. Well, think again! Australian wine exports to China have hit record levels, out in front of the volume of French wine. In the presence of such a generous and imposing customer,...
Environmental trends and new policies are making it necessary to seek out new containers for all drinks sold and consumed on this planet. If the effect of corked wine can entirely ruin the experience of drinking a fine vintage, it is clear that this new packaging technique will...

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Champagne!

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Why is champagne still synonymous with celebration? This isn’t the first time someone has wondered what makes the champagne ritual such a global phenomenon. So why is it that the biggest celebrations...

The Chinese “Starbucks” Making Waves for the Original

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We’re all familiar with the Chinese propensity to imitate everything ... and we’re far from unaware that the Chinese market is on its way to becoming one of the biggest in the...

Women, Skol Offers You an Apology!

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We’ve probably all listened to a lewd joke with a polite fixed grin. The age-old habit of mocking those weaker than oneself, foreigners, minorities, and others in general (often in their absence)...

When Soft Drink Makers Were Inspired by Bordeaux Wine

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Last month, we talked about prohibition. It was the famous US ban on importing, selling, buying, and, ultimately, drinking alcohol that was behind the creation of the most famous of fizzy drinks....