Apple wine is a tradition in Hessen. It's usually served in steins. But young entrepreneur Benedikt Kuhn has been selling the wine in cans. It's a big hit among young people and is in demand in Japan, Australia and South Africa.
Attention Carnival fans: Be aware that it can be a cruel fate to live in the Rhineland if you are a non-reveler. For when the yearly festivity comes to town it is accompanied by heavy drinking, garbage and aggression.
Turkey's stiff alcohol taxes have led to rapidly rising prices for beer and the popular anise-flavored brandy raki. In an effort to skirt the high costs of imbibing, many people in the country have had to get creative.
Alarmed at the rise of obesity among children and adolescents, the WHO urges stricter limitations on advertising for junk food – and for beer in Germany, too.
Rather than abstaining from alcohol, Germany's politicians took swigs of beer and rhetorical swipes at one another during traditional party gatherings on Ash Wednesday. But the humor also veered into more serious ground.
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