Culture & Etiquettes

It is about drinking culture and etiquettes followed by different people around the world

Kopstootj’ed in the Netherlands

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Let’s walk the streets of Amsterdam, the Netherlands this weekend. You know this country and its people, the old Holland and the Dutch who long back landed on the coasts of our Kerala, thereby opening the floodgates of colonial times. Yeah, we are right there, at its capital. They taught you many things when they were here. But did they teach you Kopstootje? No! Well, this is an unfair world. People keep the best things to themselves and farm out … Continue reading

Milkin’ Kicks

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A word of caution: After reading this, don’t grow a habit of ‘remembering to forget’ using milk in time. It will hardly turn to your fancy drink with any amount of pressure or time you lavish on it. There was an age at which we all grew out of milk. I know only a few adults who continue to have the same amount of passion for the white drink – a love to flaunt that milk mustache – like when they … Continue reading

The Story of Pilsner in 3 Acts

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Dramatis Personae Hops and Barley – The two main ingredients in beer. Moravia and Bohemia – Parts of the Czech Republic Bavaria – A German Province bordering Bohemia which helps her in beer crisis. Pilsner – A type of pale lager beer born in the city of Pilzen, Bohemia. Joseph Groll – The Bavarian beermaster, who helped the Bohemians make the first Pilsner in the world. Bohemia – Bohemia. The Bohemian way – Ask Joseph Groll (Only from a safe … Continue reading

Onto the Scaffold with the Poles

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I know why many of you prefer vodka. It was our customary first-stage promotion from the world of beer. We had only a faint prick of conscience when we knocked back for the first time the colourless, almost flavourless, odourless liquid which had the look and feel of water. A little water, after all, can do no harm. In fact it was from ‘woda’ which means water in the Slavic tongue, vodka got its name. We also love vodkas because … Continue reading