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.

A certain well-known figure may have been able to change water into wine with a click of his fingers, but, thanks to four years of development and 30 million dollars of investment, you too can now buy yourself “the miracle of the wedding at Cana” with the world’s first molecular printer. The size of a toaster, the device’s sole...
What better way to firmly establish your political ascendancy than to offer the people a nice hallucinogenic beer? Chiefs of the Wari, a pre-Inca civilization that existed from around 900 to 300 BC were in the habit of giving sumptuous feasts accompanied by a very special beer. A recent archaeological discovery has shown that vilca seeds, a powerful psychotropic,...
This news isn’t new, but in these times, when doing things “remotely” may become a reality for many, the example of these Japanese “robots” shows that this kind of remote working is a perfect fit for people with a disability. In the very trendy cafes of the Japanese capital, it isn’t uncommon to be served by “intelligent” robots, who...
There is probably no writer who has written better on the subject of wine than Ernest Hemingway in his tales: “One of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection”. Legend of a time now long gone, the “clown” of the Ritz,...
Scorned by the Romans, who thought it smelled like “damp goat”, beer was nonetheless humanity’s first alcoholic drink. Today, 13,000 years stand between us and the oldest remnants of the drink discovered in a cave near Haifa in Israel. Considered to be among the “foods of the gods” in ancient Mesopotamia, tablets bearing cuneiform writings are also brimming with...

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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) was recognized...

Jolie–Pitt: The Château Miraval Lawsuit

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Marriage venue for the two planet-wide stars and a producer of excellent rosé wines, the jointly owned estate of the couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, “Château Miraval” was purchased in 2008. It was...

The “Bubble Tea” Trap

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“Bubble Tea” or “pearl tea” is now enjoyed all over the planet. This drink, invented in the mid-1980s on the Taiwanese archipelago, has become a current trend, especially among young people. Although perhaps these...

From Brewery to (Molotov) Cocktail!

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The “Pravda” brewery has decided, temporarily, to divert its beer production lines to the creation of the most famous of cocktails. An historical irony, Molotov was the Russian plenipotentiary Foreign Minister to whom Stalin...

An €800 Fine for a Beer in the Colosseum

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Two American tourists paid dearly for their beer... Taking advantage of the darkness and apparent quietness of the spot, the couple “let themselves into” the Colosseum to drink a beer. The Roman monument usually...