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Three articles... striking three different tones to talk about the famous French paradox, whose existence was asserted in the 80s to explain how “they can eat such high fat dishes and have such a low rate of heart disease...” From this observation, moving, as it does, from the cultural to the medical, today, we might hear absolute certainties from...
After indulging in some highbrow reading online that talked about hallucinogenic mushrooms as a potential treatment, a man, wanting to cure his bipolar problems, thought it would be a good idea to inject himself with an infusion containing Psilocybes... The mushrooms ended up “literally” growing in the self-medicator’s blood. http://www.slate.fr/story/199206/champignons-hallucinogenes-injection-veines-pousser-sang-corps https://www.livescience.com/magic-mushroom-injection-case-report.html
If you have to have an operation, is your anaesthetist really justified in recommending strictly no alcohol or drugs for at least 48 hours beforehand? We offer a health article to explain why it is imperative to follow this protocol to the letter; not respecting it can put your life in danger. https://www.healthline.com/health/alcohol-before-surgery
We might add that a beret on your head and a baguette under your arm will lay dementia low once and for all; however, it seems some part of this symbolic “Frenchiness”, in dietary terms, really does help the fight back against cognitive decline. An American study, carried out in the UK, has shown the impact these comestibles, namely...
There are those who pull the cork from the bottle and pour... and those who pull the cork and pour, but who pull that cork with Aveine’s high-tech aerator. Out of laziness, the desire to drink “straight away”, or even out of ignorance, many wine lovers, and even wine professionals, neglect to let a “good bottle” breathe... Thanks to a...

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Uncorked: Or for the Love of Wine

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Death of the World’s Best Sommelier

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A simple, self-effacing man, touching in his kind-heartedness, and yet a world authority in oenology, died on 16 January this year. There has been a deluge of tribut. https://www.thecaterer.com/articles/545049/tributes-flood-in-for-gerard-basset-following-death-aged-61 https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/01/tributes-paid-to-the-inimitable-gerard-basset-mw-ms-obe/ https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/gerard-basset-dies-wine-legend-407655/