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Earl Grey Tea; interesting and curious things about this famous tea

Earl Grey Tea, one of the typical English teas although in actual fact it’s not very English; the tea comes from China and the bergamot orange from Calabria. In the 1700s tea became fashionable in British homes and merchants who …

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How major champagne makers are going green

By 2023, Ruinart will have planted 20,000 trees and shrubs to put biodiversity back at the heart of its plots. ― Picture courtesy of Mathieu Bonnevie/Ruinart© PARIS, Dec 29 ― Sustainable development is the hot topic of the moment in Champagne, France where the area being farmed organically does not exceed 4 per cent. And…

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The Bloody Mary is 100 years old!

PARIS — Harry’s Bar in Paris is celebrating the 100th birthday of the bloody mary, the vodka-tomato juice cocktail believed to have been invented at the iconic watering hole in 1921. The centenary events this week bring a welcome respite from winter gloom and worries about the omicron variant of the coronavirus. The bar is…

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Lambrusco, a wine that is at least 2000 years old and is still going strong

The Lambrusco grapes are black, cultivated mainly in Emilia-Romagna in the provinces of Modena, Reggio Emilia and Parma, and in Lombardy in the province of Mantova. They are used to produce sparkling and bubbly wines, both red and rosé. Lambrusco …

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Two thieves stole wine worth over £1 million in Spain

VALBUENA, Spain (AP) — Two thieves stole 45 bottles of wine, including an extremely rare 215-year-old bottle valued at 350,000 euros ($407,000), from a collection at an upscale hotel and restaurant complex in southwestern Spain, the owner said Friday.The theft took place in the early hours of Wednesday according to José Polo, one of the…

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chicory coffee

Why is chicory coffee a healthy alternative to traditional coffee

Chicory root is a plant that has been used for medicinal purposes for more than 2,000 years. It is believed that chicory root has many health benefits. Some of these include treatment for diabetes, prevention of cancer, and relief from …

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