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Introduction

A drink, in this case a glass of port wine.

A drink (or beverage) is a liquid intended for human consumption. In addition to their basic function of satisfying thirst, drinks play important roles in human culture. Common types of drinks include plain drinking water, milk, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice and soft drinks. In addition, alcoholic drinks such as wine, beer, and liquor, which contain the drug ethanol, have been part of human culture for more than 8,000 years.

Non-alcoholic drinks often signify drinks that would normally contain alcohol, such as beer and wine, but are made with a sufficiently low concentration of alcohol by volume. The category includes drinks that have undergone an alcohol removal process such as non-alcoholic beers and de-alcoholized wines. (Full article...)

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Carménère grapes
Carménère grapes
The Carménère grape is a wine grape variety originally planted in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France, where it was used to produce deep red wines and occasionally used for blending purposes in the same manner as Petit Verdot.

A member of the Cabernet family of grapes, the name "Carménère" originates from the French word for crimson (carmin) which refers to the brilliant crimson colour of the autumn foliage prior to leaf-fall. The grape is also known as Grande Vidure, a historic Bordeaux synonym, although current European Union regulations prohibit imports under this name into the European Union. Along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot, Carménère is considered part of the original six red grapes of Bordeaux.

Now rarely found in France, the world's largest area planted with this variety is in Chile, with more than 8,800 hectares (2009) cultivated in the Central Valley. As such, Chile produces the vast majority of Carménère wines available today and as the Chilean wine industry grows, more experimentation is being carried out on Carménère's potential as a blending grape, especially with Cabernet Sauvignon.

Carménère is also grown in Italy's Eastern Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia regions, in Argentina, and in smaller quantities in California, Walla Walla (Washington and Oregon), and Rockingham County, North Carolina in the United States. (Full article...) (Full article...)

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Pierre Brejoux was Inspector General of the Appellation d'Origine Controlee Board, which controls the production of top French wines. he served as an expert wine taster in the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976. In the blind tasting, California wines won both the red and white wine categories. After the tasting, there were many calls for him to resign his position as Inspector General because so many people and groups were highly displeased with the results. He later revealed to George Taber that he traveled to California in 1974 and 'learned a lot - to my surprise...'. Brejoux also authored several books on French wine. (Full article...)

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Mankind . . . possesses two supreme blessings. First of these is the goddess Demeter, or Earth whichever name you choose to call her by. It was she who gave to man his nourishment of grain. But after her there came the son of Semele, who matched her present by inventing liquid wine as his gift to man. For filled with that good gift, suffering mankind forgets its grief; from it comes sleep; with it oblivion of the troubles of the day. There is no other medicine for misery.
— Euripides (485 - 406 BCE)
The Bacchae [c. 407 BCE], l. 274

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Potassium benzoate (E212), the potassium salt of benzoic acid, is a food preservative that inhibits the growth of mold, yeast and some bacteria. It works best in low-pH products, below 4.5, where it exists as benzoic acid.

Acidic foods and beverages such as fruit juice (citric acid), sparkling drinks (carbonic acid), soft drinks (phosphoric acid), and pickles (vinegar) may be preserved with potassium benzoate. It is approved for use in most countries including Canada, the U.S., and the EU, where it is designated by the E number E212.

Potassium benzoate is also used in the whistle in many fireworks. (Full article...)

Topics related to Beverages

The following are topics relating to drinks:

General topics: Bartending  • Bottling • Drinking • Drinking water • Bottled water • Mineral water • Coffee • Energy drink • Juice • Tea • Milk • Plant milk • Pasteurization • Refrigeration • Steeping • Water purification
Alcoholic beverages: Beer • Brandy • Brewing • Caffeinated alcoholic drinks • Cider • Cocktails • Distillation • Fermentation • Hard soda • Liquor • Liqueur • Malt drink • Mead • Proof • Rice Wine • Schnapps • Vodka • Whiskey • Wine
Soft Drinks: Carbonation • Cola • Orange soft drink • Frozen carbonated drink • Root beer • Soda water • Lithia water •
Miscellaneous: Drink industry • Lemonade • Limeade • Orange drink • Slush (beverage)

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The following are list articles relating to drinks. See Category:Lists of drinks for additional articles.

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WikiProject Food & Drink is an association of Wikipedians with an interest in culinary-related subjects. They have come together to co-ordinate the development of food and drink articles here on Wikipedia as well as the many subjects related to food such as foodservice, catering and restaurants. If you wish to learn more about these subjects as well as get involved, please visit the Food & Drink Wikiproject page to see how you can help!

Beyond general culinary interests, Wikipedians have banded together for beverage-specific projects. If any of these subjects pique your interest, please feel free to visit their projects.

Stein Glass (Beer).svg WikiProject Beer – covers Wikipedia's coverage of beer and breweries and microbreweries

Goblet Glass (Teardrop).svg WikiProject Wine – aims to compile thorough and accurate information on different vineyards, wineries and varieties of wines, including but not limited to their qualities, origins, and uses.

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