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How to Prepare a Black Russian

Coca Cola, Cocktail, Coffee Liqueur, Vodka

The cocktail Black Russian was invented in Brussels, Belgium. The name of the cocktail is owed to its colour and its main ingredient, Russian vodka. However, other versions of the story indicate that the word Black may stem from the period during the Cold War. The cocktail was created in 1949 by Gustave Tops who managed the bar at Hotel Metropole in Brussels.

Tops created the first Black Russian cocktail in honour of the US ambassador to Luxembourg, Perle Mesta. Since its creation this cocktail has continued to gain new fans, and it is considered one of the most attractive vodka cocktails for both men and women. Perhaps the popularity can be ascribed to the absence of fruits. Instead the strength and personality of the coffee liqueur shines through in every sip.


4 cl Vodka

2 cl Coffee Liqueur

Cola to top up


This cocktail is a no-nonsense kind of drink which does not need to be mixed. Simply fill your glass with ice, pour the vodka and liqueur into your glass, and stir gently. Use the cola to top up if you prefer a longer drink.

At the beginning this drink was served in an Old Fashioned glass but over time it has become popular to serve it in a Collins glass which is taller and narrower. Many people drink the cocktail as a digestif.

How to drink whiskey and what with


Whisky is one of the favorite drinks worldwide. There are different prices but all have popularity and it is therefore important to know how to drink whiskey. There are different methods to enjoy a whiskey and some useful tips would be:

  • Learn to sip only one drink of whiskey: whiskey is often served in a small cup or in shot. Drink it that way; it comes quickly into the blood. This method is usual used for ship whiskeys, as it goes directly into the blood. The most expensive ones are consumed more slowly.
  • Alone and on the rocks: The whiskey alone, served without ice and not mixed with any other ingredient is preferred by people who enjoy more expensive whiskeys, because this way they can appreciate its flavor, but is also more powerful and should be served at room temperature, while the whiskey on the rocks (with ice cubes) is ideal for people who prefer their whiskey cold and slightly diluted by the melting ice in the drink. Taste the whiskey at lower temperatures may vary its flavors and aromas. Another way to enjoy a good whiskey is mix to combine flavors and give a new flavor to your drink.

One of the most popular blends is whiskey and coca-cola, but there are plenty of whiskeys cocktails you can try if you investigate a little more and, of course, if you like to taste different flavours. Undoubtedly the main options are to take whiskey with water, pure or on the rocks. Mix your whiskey with a little bit of water you?ll manage to dilute it without altering the taste.

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French wine to become the Coke of the wine world?

France has been slipping for a while from it’s lofty seat at the top of the wine world  due to increased competition across the globe but also internal problems such as inconsistent quality standards, lack of government support, and the recent move among younger generations away from wine to beer and spirits. Yet the country’s wine reputation still stems from having some of the world’s top vineyards and producers. When you mention France many consumers continue to  conjure up images of first growth Bordeaux, rare Burgundies, and grand Champagne houses. But even this illustrious reputation is now being threatened it seems, for as The Independent recently reported, a senior French wine official has declared that French wine will become “like Coca Cola”.

Wine Coca ColaIt is a disturbing thought, but some believe it’s France’s best option to compete, saying the top and upper middle tiered producers can remain unchanged but the lower tiers will benefit from being consolidated to create more uniform wines of dependable quality that will challenge Australian and other New World wines on the cheap and cheerful shelves of your supermarket. 

Is this a win for value seeking consumers disappointed by uneven quality or a tragic loss for the beloved and very French idea of terroir