He’s part-apothecary and part-alchemist, with a penchant for a bit of taxidermy on the side, yet Ben Branson – the brains behind Seedlip drinks – is anything but peculiar. The man who spotted a demand for grown-up premium soft drinks promptly met it by reviving the ancient craft of distilling non-alcoholic spirits. Clever.
Tonic water sales have risen above £100 million for the first time, a rise of 37 per cent in the past year, driven by upmarket versions and the demand for gin. This piece by Susy Atkins was originally published earlier this month. The appeal of adding tonic to gin is much to do with ritual – pulling frosty bottles from the fridge, the ‘phish’ on opening and spritz on pouring. But take a harder look at the tradition.
If prosecco is your drink of choice, you may be concerned to hear of the 'prosecco smile'. No, that's not your happy face after you've had a glass or two, but the name for the damage wreaked upon your teeth by the sugar contained in the Italian sparkling wine. Dr Mervyn Druian, from the London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, told the Mail Online: ‘The signs of prosecco smile are where the teeth come out of the gum.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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