HANGOVER

The weird and the wonderful, scandals, human interest stories… while good drinking and good living go hand in hand, overindulgence sometimes has unforeseen, untoward, or even tragic consequences … Welcome to the dark side of the drinks world.

Global warming might sound the death knell for some French vineyards... or it might herald the birth of the next great vintage. Alongside the new prospects climate change might offer in the land of “good wine”, other more northern nations will perhaps have the pleasant surprise of seeing the future grands crus of the next century emerging...
We knew of the South-Africans’ genius in a number of cultural and scientific fields, but attending mass with a bottle in you hand and 3 grams already in your bloodstream might perhaps be considered not entirely appropriate from a religious point of view. “Jesus taught us to cast our nets where there are fish”, or even better...

The Dangers of Coffee?

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Ordering his favourite drink at a Californian Starbucks drive-through, a man found himself with large burns on his hands, his stomach... and a part of his anatomy we cannot mention without grimacing in sympathy, given that the said part, below the belt, was nastily scalded. At almost 200° Celsius, a “Starbucks”, like any other drink at that...

Old Bud’s House

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One passion is just as good as another, or put another way, “there’s no such thing as a bad passion”, just as there’s no such thing as a pointless job. It must have taken a very loyal fan of the famous Budweiser to choose, over almost 20 years, to “wallpaper” the interior of his house, including the...

Pregnancy Check-Ups

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We know the specialists in this field; they’re called obstetricians... here, however, we’re talking about police practices. Indeed, the British police would like to check whether the lady carrying a new life might not have had one too many... Over and above individual responsibilities when it comes to alcohol consumption, the real question here is, should a...

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Champagne!

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Women, Skol Offers You an Apology!

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A Taste of Coffee in Our Food

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Post-Parkerism Is Here (and has been for ten years already)

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Robert M Parker Jr was a dominant force in the world of wine criticism in the US for over a quarter of a century. He saw a brilliant future in the scarlet...

Hot Coffee for Three Kitties

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This is a moving, heartwarming story, shared by Kendall Diwisch, a Canadian working in the oil industry. During a routine well inspection, he found three kittens, literally frozen to the spot, having...

Would You Like Another Cup of Plastic?

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While the (American) man who invented the tea bag at the beginning of the last century may have been thinking, above all, of being helpful, of making life easier, it must be...

Don’t Drink and Fly

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Two somewhat inebriated pilots, a flight attendant who collapses “dead drunk” during the oh-so-serious, but oh-so-mind-numbing safety demonstration, a captain caught with a flask in his jacket ... “Is there a pilot...

The Creator of the “Sourtoe Cocktail” is Dead

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He was as eccentric as his drink. Dick Stevenson has died at the venerable age of 89. He kept a bar in Yukon, Canada, where visitors came just to see and, perhaps,...