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Legends, historical facts, cultural events, great discoveries… From civilization’s beginnings to the latest scientific advances, drinks have always been tightly intertwined with humanity’s history.

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 effect on our health. This anthropogenic singularity is mostly, and very scientifically, used to date a vintage without extracting it. It’s a technique often used...
To the great dismay of the cities of Bordeaux and Champagne, which were also competing, the presidential palace has made its decision: the capital of Burgundy will have the honour of hosting the Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin (International Organisation of Vine and Wine). The body has 48 member states and, unlike the UN in the...
An interesting article in the Revue du Vin de France retraces the ten major steps in the “brief” history of humanity and the noble beverage. https://www.larvf.com/dix-etapes-cles-de-l-histoire-du-vin-sur-dix-millenaires,4754960.asp
The organization of the Olympic Games in Japan may turn out to be more than a little irksome for the fans. After an initial postponement and a large-scale refusal among the Japanese to have the ancient tournament take place there in the midst of the pandemic, the local organizers of the sporting event decided to hold it under very...
Drunk first by the shepherds of the high Ethiopian plateaus, the international beverage has had a somewhat eventful history. Considered by Islam and Christianity, at a certain moment in history, to be a “Satanic” drink, in the end it was the blessings of a pope and the barakah of a sultan that enabled coffee to become established throughout the...

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Beer, the Other Enemy of Fire

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A Californian who’d run out of fire retardant solutions, but who had no shortage of ideas came up with an excellent one: putting out a fire essentially with beer... https://www.thevintagenews.com/2020/09/17/wildfire/

An “Anti-Covid” Syrup Revealed to a Sri-Lankan Carpenter

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A miraculous syrup is alleged to cure and provide immunity against Covid. “Miraculous” as the formula was supposedly revealed to Dhammika Bandara, a carpenter from Sri Lanka, by divine intervention. As a result, hoping...

A $5,700 Coffee that Turned into a Nightmare

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This is the story of a Colorado lady who, one Christmas Eve, has a coffee in the “Gaylord” restaurant, pays with her credit card... and finds herself a few days later with $5,700 less...

Foul-Tasting Beer Aims to Save the Planet

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New Belgium Brewing Co is the American producer of “Fat Tire” beers. In order to raise awareness of the dangers of climate change, a beer that “tastes awful” has been produced as a limited...

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 in our...