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Could it be true that the Anglo-Saxons are more expert than the French or the Italians when it comes to critiquing wine? It is quite clear: the greatest and best critics of the produce of the vine are to be found outside of continental Europe, the wine world’s top producer... An expertise that is natural, when we look more...
There are indicators worth their weight in distress. “Everyone’s morning friend and pick-me-up” will soon be out of reach for those Lebanese who currently still have the means to buy it. In July 2020, it was still around 15 euros (approximately 26,000 Lebanese pounds); its price has roughly tripled in less than a year. This is much more than...
Black, yellow, orange, blue, red, pink, grey... it’s a long list for a drink that truly covers the whole spectrum. It’s a matter, first and foremost, of interpretation rather than perception: the colour codes we give to wine are more than a mere colour chart, even an approximate one; they arise out of a certain custom and a very...
The Russian parliament, under the direction of President Putin, is demanding that the name “Champagne” be henceforth reserved for Russian sparkling wines. “Champagne” itself will have to revise its label: “sparkling wine” is the label under which all Champagne wines produced in France (as it is a protected designation of origin) will now have to be sold. The LVMH...
This ancestral “firewater”, made from cashew apples, had fallen out of favour, as it was considered “too strong” and perhaps a tad “has-been”; young Indians in the Goa region preferred more “modern” spirits. A local initiative producing the famous “feni” using very artisanal methods is already exporting its limited editions across the world. These new “feni moonshiners” are also trying...

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