Drink

Once Reserved for Vineyard Workers, Piquette Is Your Drink for Summer

When it comes to warm-weather beverages, we’re all for freshly cracked White Claws and ice-cold canned wines. But this summer season, Piquette — a zero-waste, low-ABV wine-like beverage — is setting the standard for sessionable and seasonal drinking.

While Piquette dates back to Roman times, the wine beverage feels surprisingly current for today’s drinkers; it’s light, low in sugar and incredibly chuggable.

“Chill it and kill it,” says Kristin Olszewski, the wine director of Gigi’s in Los Angeles and co-founder of the canned wine brand Nomadica. “Piquette is the perfect summer sipper. It’s low-alcohol, aromatic, refreshing and easy to drink.

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Budapest residents drink spritzer by the Danube as COVID rules ease

Guests enjoy the sunny weather as they sit in front of a bistro after the Hungarian government allowed to reopen outdoor terraces, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Budapest, Hungary, April 24, 2021. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Budapest residents and a few tourists flocked to cafes lining the River Danube on Saturday for a drink outside in the sun,

after the government decided that having vaccinated more than a third of the population it was time to lift some restrictions.

“We have been waiting for this moment when we can sit out again on a nice sunny day

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Which countries drink the most wine? Ask Decanter

The US easily tops the list of countries that drink the most wine but global wine consumption dropped by 3% in 2020, according to the International Organisation of Vine & Wine (OIV) in its new annual report. 

World wine consumption weighed in at an estimated 234 million hectolitres (mhl) last year, equivalent to 23.4bn litres.

It’s the smallest amount of wine drunk in any year since 2002, said OIV, although it urged caution and emphasised the number was only an estimate.  

It cited the possible impact of Covid-19 and said the drop was comparable to that seen following the

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10 New York State Wines to Drink Now

New York is the third largest wine-producing state in the country, after California and Washington. Yet it doesn’t get nearly the respect it deserves.

Not that its numbers mean a whole lot. But over the last 20 years, the quality of New York State wines has evolved rapidly, particularly in the two leading winemaking regions, the Finger Lakes and Long Island.

The Finger Lakes, in particular, has developed its identity as the leading cool-climate wine region in the United States, with exceptional, eloquent rieslings and expressive, graceful cabernet francs as the signature wines, although pinot noir may one day be

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I’m Drinking a Strawberry Negroni Right Now

Every other Wednesday, Bon Appétit executive editor Sonia Chopra shares what’s going on at BA—the stories she’s loved reading, the recipes she’s been making, and more. If you sign up for our newsletter, you’ll get her letter before everyone else.

I’d never been one to drink at home and that didn’t change much even when I stopped going out three or four nights a week. It’s not the drinking that I missed so much as the act of going to a bar, of rallying friends to celebrate (or complain), of hashing out a problem over glasses of chilled red,

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COVID-19 cocktail hacks: 4 new drinks to bring into the future

Remember when going to the store felt like taking one’s life into one’s washed-until-chapped hands, way back this time last year? There we were, alone with the limitations of our pandemic liquor cabinets as severe stir-craziness set in — Americans drank a lot more over the last year, and given good ol’ American ingenuity, things were bound to get weird. It was a time to make do, and make drinks, with what we had. Things remain uncertain, interminably, still … so, cheers!?

The following four cocktails — while most definitely not any kind of masterworks of mixology — came of

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Talking the Best Morning Drink for Gut Health With an Expert

A cup of coffee first thing or tea is typically a big part of most people’s wake-up routine as they can help you rehydrate and ramp up for your day. But if you’re finding that your a.m. beverage causes your gastrointestinal tract some discomfort, it may not be the best morning drink for gut health.

“For some individuals, drinking coffee and tea on an empty stomach may cause heartburn, indigestion, or nausea because they may stimulate acid production in the stomach,” explains Keri Gans, RDN, a registered dietitian nutritionist. “If you experience these symptoms on an empty stomach, try

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Go ‘green’ with your wine: Choose cans or boxes, drink local and consider farming practices

Here are some environmental factors to consider when purchasing wine:

Farming. Look for wineries practicing environmentally friendly viticulture. Words to look for on labels are sustainable, “made from organic grapes,” Demeter biodynamic and the newest, regenerative agriculture. There are several certifications that vary by country or even region, but they all show the winery’s commitment to eco-friendly practices, such as avoiding pesticides and herbicides. Many wineries follow good practices but don’t get certified for various reasons. In general, smaller family-owned wineries use fewer chemicals than the larger, more industrial producers you see in every grocery store.

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Study shows how drinking coffee changes brain connectivity | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV

It may not surprise you that coffee drinking can improve alertness, but a new study found that caffeine and the popular beverage may have other positive effects when it comes to the brain’s functions.

Researchers from the University of Minho School of Medicine in Portugal conducted the study, which was sponsored by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) and published in “Molecular Psychiatry.”

The research team, led by School of Medicine President Nuno Sousa, used functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) technology to compare brain activity of coffee drinkers to non-coffee drinkers while they were resting, performing a task and

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