Selected Digest – February 2019

France still in First Place for Wine, Egypt’s Grands Crus rediscovered!, Brexit and the scottish whisky indutrie, the coffee initiative in Kenya, and the latest news from the world of drinks … B. B. Modi Fratacci Djibouti offers you a round-up of the best articles from the specialist media every month.

Selected Digest – January 2019

Planting a vine on Mars, the alcohol industry’s rather unscrupulous marketing ploys, liquidized “detox” diets, Metallica swapping their guitars and microphones for brewers’ aprons, and the latest news from the world of drinks … B. B. Modi Fratacci Djibouti offers you a round-up of the best articles from the specialist media every month.

Best Wishes for 2019

To mark the start of 2019, we would like to share with you a short animation, made specially for les anciens établissements Fratacci B.B. Modi: “The Sleeper in the Valley.” Through the medium of CGI, dramatic adaptation has been made of Arthur Rimbaud’s famous poem; this superlative work of nineteenth-century French poetry is dedicated to the French soldiers who fell on the battlefields.

Fratacci B.B. Modi, Supporting the Cause of Women

One more in the rough seas that seem to be rocking the wide raft of our human race. Fratacci B.B. Modi in Djibouti valiantly participated in this peaceful attempt to move the masses, to change the world, by offering snacks and refreshments to the 1,000 or so people who made up the peaceable procession of Djibouti women angered by the violence done to women all over the world.

A few famous alcoholics

Although drunkenness leads to a type of human degradation, in some very rare cases it can heighten a certain kind of human genius, but at a high cost: illness, depression, premature death. We can never repeat this often enough: “Learn to appreciate and consume in great moderation.”

A Short History of Wine

The latest archaeological discoveries reveal that wine was probably the first drink created by humanity on earth. Discover in this short video some surprising facts about wine.

Orange Juice: 100% Fruit Juice, with No Added Sugar.

Orange juice sales are growing fast worldwide and especially in France where sales have practically rocketed. The French people, who used to have only the revolting habit of dunking their croissants in their hot chocolate or their Camembert toasts in their morning cup of steaming black coffee, decided, by virtue of a Pavlovian mimicry of films, to begin the sacrosanct petit-déjeuner with a nice big glass of orange juice, full of vitamins and rich in fibre.

Act 2: In Vino Satanas or Thou Shalt Not Drink

Human prohibition having produced nothing good, unless you count seeing small-time contraband crooks turning into big-time organized crime bosses, what about the divine prohibition invoked by religions?