Neat things: NPR + alcohol

I heard these three NPR stories recently and though they were so interesting. I actually almost never drink alcohol because I don’t like the taste,  but I have nothing against it.

01| “Aged 9,000 Years, Ancient Beer Finally Hits Stores” [6:24 min]

An All things considered story about the recently finding the oldest beer—in China! Amazingly, the high-class brewing company, Dogfish Head, has recreated the beer (for modern palates) and its on the shelves for those willing to shell out a eight bucks.

02| “Shake or Stir, But Please Don’t Sweeten” [3:00 min]

A Weekend Edition story by food critic Bonny Wolf describing the elegance of a martini. An entertaining story about trying to reclaim it’s sophistication.

The perfect martini according to Bonny?

4 ounces London dry gin
1/2 ounce French vermouth
2-3 large green olives

Pour gin and vermouth into a shaker filled with ice. Shake for one minute, then strain into a V-shaped cocktail glass. Garnish with olives on a martini pick.

03| “Oldest Champagne Found in Baltic Sea” [00:56 min]

Drinking money. I love their description of the champagne: “It was sweet and fantastic”. Champagne connoisseurs must be banging their head against the wall about that description.

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