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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, as we know, affects those who work the soil more than anyone else. Winegrowers are already finding themselves on the front line of the battle against the effects of “global warming”, sometimes with pitifully inadequate resources. Others are studying the possibilities of adapting vines to future climate conditions, which may turn the winegrowing world upside down in...
We don’t know if the 33-year-old man had been inspired by French series “Caméra Café”, but after violating the privacy of more than 500 people in numerous sports centres, we know he’s likely, given the penal arithmetic peculiar to the US, to spend a few decades behind bars. The individual, a resident of the state of Wisconsin, had cunningly...
When a passenger, suddenly gripped by paranoid anxiety, decides to open the plane door in mid-flight… the only way to stop him is to send an onboard coffee pot don a brief detour. “We are grateful to our crew members  who handled the circumstances with the utmost skill and professsionalism” American Airlines said in a statement to congratulate the steward who demonstrated courage and great initiative. Nonetheless, this Superman-like episode...
Against a background of panic, the great debate causing a stir among the whole wine sector today is firmly focused on the consequences the coming 20 years will have on the industry. “Climate sceptics” are rare among those who work the soil: heatwaves, unprecedented frosts, torrential rains; farmers the world over have front-row seats to the changes in the...
What could better than a “tax-free” place to buy a rare 55-year-old Japanese whisky. An auction in a “Duty Free” shop in Istanbul airport, in Turkey, concluded with a bid of $559,200 for a bottle of Yamazaki 55 from an anonymous Chinese buyer. An absolute bargain, if you take into account the fact that a bottle just like it...

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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, taste his...

A Popular History of the Drinks of Antiquity: part 1

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The Mother of All Drinks. Mesopotamia, mother of all civilizations, created the first form of writing, the first wheel, the first library, the first epic poem, the first flood, the first penal code, the first...

Canning Wine

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Cacolac, known for its famous chocolate drink, has decided to turn traditional wine packaging etiquette on its head. Wine in a can – a sacrilege for purists – is nonetheless accepted without demur by...

Non-Alcoholic Wine: What Are Its Real Merits?

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Restrictions, interdictions, prohibitions... alcohol, in all its forms, is finding itself almost permanently blacklisted in these accursed times. Yet, between social changes and new trends, alcohol is consumed “better” and more moderately than before....

Champagne Shortage in Spain

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The Spanish hospitality industry is worried. The country is currently facing a shortage of Champagne and spirits as a consequence of a tendency to caution linked to the numerous lockdowns; however, when normal life...