A Story Of South African Brandy

South Africa has made brandy its own. New brands and innovations are now leading the way, reports Clifford Roberts.

 

How Non-alcoholic Beer Is Made

Most of the process for making alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer is fairly similar. Both types of beer go through similar steps like making a mash and boiling the wort. Blending in the hops and fermentation happens in both of the processes. The main difference for most non-alcoholic beers is that the beer has to be heated. 

 
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Here’s Why The Coke At Mcdonald’s Is So Good

Not every cup of Coke is created equal. If you’re a McDonald’s customer who can’t resist ordering a large Coke with your Big Mac and fries, you may suspect that the soda from the fast-food chain is superior to versions found elsewhere. It’s not childhood nostalgia warping your taste buds: McDonald’s takes steps to ensure their Coke really does taste better than the competitors.

 

The World’s First Mocktail Is The Shirley Temple

Non-alcoholic cocktails are having their day and the notion of giving up the sauce for a stint is ever popular. It seems the lure of saving money, trimming the waist and skipping hangovers is a potent one! If you are one of those who decided to pass on the booze during dry January, then grab a glass and treat yourself to the world’s first mocktail.

 

The History Of Instant Coffee

Instant coffee may seem like a relatively modern convenience, but it’s in fact a lot older than many other inventions that we still use today.

 

The History of Champagne Sabering

The technique has seen a recent rise in interest from the young sommelier set, but its history dates back to Napoleonic times (though it’s unclear who first realized it’s an awfully good time to send your bubbles flying across the room).

 
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Ever Wondered How Jagermeister Got Its Name?

This type of liquor has an interesting and symbolic story behind its name and logo. For those of us not fluent in German, the name “Jagermeister” means “Hunting Master”. According to sources in the company, it is said that the name was derived from a story involving St. Hubertus, the patron saint of hunting.

 

Ever Wondered How Smirnoff Vodka Got Its Name?

Peter Smirnoff was the man who gave us this legendary clear drink.

 

5 Astounding Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Bruichladdich Whisky

Scotch Whisky can be confusing. If you’re new to it, trying to pick a whisky is like figuring out which estranged friend to talk to at that terrifying school reunion.

 

What Is Tea Cupping And Why Is It Important?

Tea cupping is a process of tasting and evaluating the quality of loose leaf tea. Tea cupping is a process that includes a number of steps and is a vitally important method because tea quality varies widely. Tea cupping is a combination of art and science that is used by tea lovers throughout the world to maintain tea quality and tea drinking satisfaction.

 
 
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