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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.

A few months ago, the news, we imagine, reached all corners of the globe. Nine babies, a world record for humanity, were born to a 25-year-old Malian woman, before that record was officially broken by the birth of ten babies in South Africa on 10 June this year. Today, the Malian couple’s infants are doing well and are still...
“We have reached a pivotal moment. Climate change is here, we can see it, we are experiencing it”, Jérôme Despey, secretary general of the FNSEA, the main agricultural union, told the AFP. In an environment in crisis and greatly impacted by scepticism from all sides, this growing awareness among the agricultural sector, the first collateral victims of climate change,...
Glenfiddich, the Scottish distillery is seeing green. Converting its delivery lorries to fuel made from its own production waste, Glenfiddich is the perfect example of a sustainable, closed-circuit solution. More than ten years of research have gone into becoming a pioneer of renewable energy in the company’s business sector – meaning it can offer expertise in the field and...
Two minor news stories that say a lot about the madness that “coffee” can trigger.Following an accident, a lorry spilled its load of hundreds of “Nespresso” capsules on a French autoroute; several drivers then decided, despite the danger, to stop and pick up this unexpected “manna”... A bar owner decided to offer a free coffee to anyone who had got...
Owning a bar in the US can be financially ruinous. Daniel Rawls has just won the tidy sum of 4.6 million euros after having consumed more alcohol that was entirely sensible in a drinks outlet in Texas. In effect, he accused the bar of having got him drunk “against his will”. Leaving “La Fogata Mexican Grill” blind drunk, after...

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After the euphoria of the last decade, it would seem the initial Chinese love affair with wine has fizzled out all too soon. Having registered a drop of at least 50% in both consumption...

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