DRINK TIME

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.

The UK video game label that has given us game adaptations like “Chainsaw Warrior” from the legendary Game Workshop (Warhammer 40,000…), Auroch Digital, has just announced the launch of “Brewmaster,” a beer-making simulator that will turn you into a real expert on the hop-based product. https://youtu.be/MCTqZtd705o
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
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...
At Abydos, in Egypt, archaeologists have uncovered what seems to be the oldest “brewery” ever discovered. Beer, which Romans hated because of “the drink’s lack of nobility” and its smell “of wet goat”, is nonetheless recognized as the first drink made by humans... even before the sacrosanct wine. It should also be noted, even if the articles seem to gloss...
Things keep better at low temperatures! Not always... You should be careful, no matter how weary you are at the end of the day, of leaving medication, eggs, jars or cans of food, and especially any fizzy drinks in the boot or on the back seat of your car... Some foods and pharmaceutical products may have nasty surprises in...

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