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.

There was no mention of it at the Swedish museum exhibition, but this very serious study suggests that a faecal microbial transplant could become the next remedy for alcoholism. https://newatlas.com/science/human-trial-fecal-transplants-alcohol-addiction-gut-bacteria-microbiome/ https://www.futura-sciences.com/sante/actualites/alcoolisme-transplantation-fecale-reduire-alcoolisme-82851

A Swedish Exhibition

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This is an exhibition that should be reserved for the initiated. We knew about the snares of surströmming, only to be tried in the event of a total loss of your sense of smell, but here is a new Swedish culinary “subtlety”. We hope you enjoy your visit.  https://www.thelocal.se/20200913/poop-wine-vile-alcohol-goes-on-show-at-swedish-museum
The big question... but one which is really a matter of custom... In fact, glassblowers in days of yore found it very difficult to achieve a flat bottom that would balance. The idea of the protuberance at the bottom of the bottle made it possible to increase the weight at the base of the object and thereby...
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 Americans, there are human adventures that have, alas, turned out badly... Some may boast until the end of time (and even when others...
Sweeter, less bitter... that is how we perceive the taste of food after (or during) a good cup of coffee. Every month, there is some more “scientific” good news to be heard about our favourite drink, the great rival of tea, which had hitherto benefited from the perfidy of lobbies appointed by MI6, Moscow, and maybe even...

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The World’s Healthiest Alcohol

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The Church of the Inebriate

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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....

A Taste of Coffee in Our Food

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Sweeter, less bitter... that is how we perceive the taste of food after (or during) a good cup of coffee. Every month, there is some more “scientific” good news to be heard...