A Popular History of the Drinks of Antiquity – Part 2/3

Beer, wine, coffee, tea … these are all still drunk today and yet these drinks date back some way, which leads to the seemingly inevitable conclusion that we are standing still! Yet this is not the case at all; we have evolved. By way of a very short popular history of the drinks of antiquity, we will see that the Mesopotamians used to eat beer, that the Romans watered their wine, that coffee was first consumed by a herd of goats, and that tea was behind the creation of infusion sachets.

A Popular History of the Drinks of Antiquity – Part 1/3

Beer, wine, coffee, tea … these are all still drunk today and yet these drinks date back some way, which leads to the seemingly inevitable conclusion that we are standing still! Yet this is not the case at all; we have evolved. By way of a very short popular history of the drinks of antiquity, we will see that the Mesopotamians used to eat beer, that the Romans watered their wine, that coffee was first consumed by a herd of goats, and that tea was behind the creation of infusion sachets.

Champagne!

This isn’t the first time someone has wondered what makes the champagne ritual such a global phenomenon. So why is it that the biggest celebrations in our lives, all around the world, are toasted with a glass of champagne? This sacrosanct beverage, once poured into its fragile, graceful crystal pitcher, sparkles with a thousand shining golden stars and all the secrets of life are whispered in the murmur of its bubbles.

A victory like an excellent champagne without bubbles.

The deed is done. France has added a second star to its jersey, the second trophy for the tricolour team at this 21st World Cup Final. Twenty years after their first, Les Bleus were able to repeat this fabulous exploit and once more hold high the cup coveted by a few billion people on earth. The history of football is now paying homage to its new legends. Yet there’s an after-taste that stops us from savouring this victory, yelling and crying for joy like we did in 98…

Djibouti celebrates France’s World Cup victory.

Last night, most of Djibouti was in sync with Les Bleus. Djiboutians, along with expats and French military personnel, were united in an incredible explosion of pure joy. Just like in many other nations, the vibrant young people in the smallest country on the Horn of Africa have football in their blood.

Au cœur des enjeux mondiaux de santé publique, le Clean Label.

Au siècle de l’information globalisée, une chose est plus que certaine, le client-consommateur n’a jamais été aussi écouté et autant entendu. L’époque où les producteurs de l’industrie agroalimentaire s’offraient le luxe d’écouler leurs produits sur le marché sans vraiment se soucier de l’avis de certains consommateurs pointilleux est totalement révolue.

Les boissons tendance de l’année.

C’est un peu le concept de cette année, des précédentes et de celles probablement à venir. Le corps, composé à 60 % d’eau doit se régénérer à l’aide… d’eau ! Néanmoins, nous sommes loin de nous contenter de pareille simplicité. Depuis la nuit des temps, nous inventons sans cesse de nouvelles boissons.

41e anniversaire de l’indépendance.

Le 27 juin dernier, toute la république de Djibouti était en fête. Cet anniversaire, 41 ans déjà ! marque surtout le tournant majeur d’un pays qui saute à pieds joints dans la nouvelle ère de l’économie globalisée.

Sagar Attack! Tempête tropicale sur Djibouti.

Tout le monde était prévenu. La technologie a du bon. Grâce aux alertes lancées à la radio, à la télévision et les messageries instantanées Facebook et Whats’app, chaque citoyen ou résident de la république de Djibouti ne pouvait ignorer la venue de « Sagar », la tempête tropicale tant redoutée. Dans les mémoires anciennes, vivaient encore, terrifiantes et meurtrières, les maudites journées du 21 novembres 1994 et 13 avril 2004.