Ryan Chetiyawardana of London’s White Lyan cocktail bar is making his own “wine” by fermenting herbs, tea, and fruit into an alcoholic drink that mimics the flavours of reds and whites—without grapes.
Drinking wine at your local curry house has always been weird (why disrupt the beautiful union of Indian food and beer?) but India’s growing wine culture proves that vino and curry may more of a match than initially thought.
Lofty 19th century Romantics were really into knocking back absinthe because they believed that it allowed them to transcend the mere mortals of this earth. Sadly, absinthe isn't actually hallucinogenic and any tripping was all in their heads.