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What You Should Be Drinking for Christmas 2018

Christmas comes with a lot of excitement – carols, concerts, festivals, parties, lots of eating and – yeah, you’re right – drinking.

As the parties heat up, more and more people will turn to the bottle in need of having a good time but there will always be the question of what to drink, where and the right time.

While we don’t encourage you to over-indulge and go on a spree of binge drinking, we can always offer some helpful tips on what you should be drinking this Christmas.

Champagnes

The official drink of celebration, Champagnes are a must have this Christmas. A flute of champagne in hand brings sparkles into your holiday mood.

You can settle for the classic Veuve Clicquot Brut with its attractive yellow label sure to add excitement to your mood or go for the sweet tasting Moet & Chandon Nectar Rose Imperial.

If you are the one for vintage champagne, the Dom Perignon P2 2000 or Dom Perignon 2009 Brut is a classy choice. If you’re looking to party with it, the emerald-green light of the Dom Perignon Luminous is very much the cream of the crop.

 Sparkling Wines

If you don’t have the big budget that champagnes demand, you can always switch to a nice bottle of sparkling wine.

Luc Belaire Luxe has a premium taste and luxurious bottle that sends your mood lighting up the skies like Christmas fireworks. Then there is the darling Veuve Du Vernay Ice Rose that not only sweetens the palate but also beautifies your table with its unique white and pink bottle. Andre and Martini are also other great choices.

Cognac

If Champagnes brought a sparkling new meaning to wins, Cognacs have given a whole new identity to how we see brandy, thanks to the French.

Be it dinner, a party, a concert or a simple laid back sit-out with friends, cognac is a unique choice for all occasions. The classic Hennessy VS and Hennessy VSOP are always ready options and if you buy from Drinks.ng using VISA QR, you get FREE mixers, party cups and ice along with it. Martell Blue Swift is another cool choice especially since a bottle purchased from Drinks.ng gets you either a FREE Bluetooth speaker of a 24 Apparel Hat.

Whisk(e)y

All thanks to the Irish and the Scots for blessing us with whisky, now we can fight the cold evenings of Christmas with a good old scotch like Glenmorangie Original or the all-new Johnnie Walker Aged 18 Years.

If you are in the mood to groove with friends while vibing to your favourite tunes, Jameson Irish Whiskey makes for a good companion or you can switch up with the Good Old Jack Daniel’s.

If you are in the need for a full-blown party, then take advantage of the Famous Grouse party pack promo available only on Drinks.ng

Beer

Beer is still one of Nigeria’s most loved alcoholic beverages and there are plenty of brands to choose from. However, among the numerous brands – lager & stout – there is the ‘king’ of them all – Budweiser. The American lager made its grand entrance into the Nigerian market this year, and irrespective of what your preferred beer brand might be, you’d be missing out if you’ve not tasted the light, crisp and smooth beer. If you are looking for validation, it is called the ‘King of Beers’, and Christmas is the celebration of the birth of a ‘King’

Cocktails

Eggnog, Hot Buttered Rum, Manhattan, Sex on the Beach and Daiquiri are some of the popular cocktails that can add extra spice to your Christmas holiday.

You can check out the recipe to some of these cocktails by clicking here.

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Why You Should Shop From Drinks.ng This Christmas

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Drinks are an important part of the festivities that come with the Christmas season. Having the right drink in your glass is the exact juice you need to get your groove on this yuletide season.

With the malls filled to the entrance, Lagos traffic ever at its peak and the fear of falling victim to fake drinks, where will you be shopping for drinks this Christmas?

What you need is a trusted source that guarantees authentic drinks, stocks a wide range of brands at the most pocket-friendly price. You need a drinks store you can simply rely on.

Considering the above, here are top reasons why you should buy from Drinks.ng this Christmas.

Customer Friendly

We understand that satisfying our customers is key to a successful business, which is why our customer service reps are friendly and always ready to help you with your orders. Immediate on our Live chat, polite on the phone and quick with email replies, we leave everyone who buys from us feeling like ‘Drinks.ng is our friend’.

Little wonder why Idowu left this 5-star review:

“Really Great Service! Called last minute on Friday evening about 6:30pm to pick up drinks I just bought. They close at 6pm or so but the representative on the phone (a kind lady) made sure we got our drinks even though we got there about 7:35pm (last minute rushing). They were very accommodating even offering a drink while the car was coming to pick up. Really great service! Thanks –Idowu”

Best Prices Nationwide

Yes! Go and compare elsewhere, we have the most competitive and pocket-friendly prices across available nationwide. We are cheaper than every other online store and way more economical than the malls in your neighbourhood. You can’t find a better pricing for bottles and cartons elsewhere!

Quick & Efficient Delivery Service

We are not here to compete with Santa, but we can tell you that our delivery service is faster than his Red-nosed Reindeer. No! We ain’t kidding at all. Within Lekki and Victoria Island, we deliver under 24-hours from the time the order is confirmed. For other parts of Lagos, you will find your orders under the Christmas tree within 48 hours.

Godwin here knows better:

“Ordered all I needed without issues. Chose the transfer to bank option. Biggest shock was that delivery happened same day (about 6 hrs later). Awesome!”

Nationwide Delivery Service

If you are travelling home this Christmas, you will definitely need bottles of wine for your many cousins, mature whiskies for your dad and Mazi Okoro which is where Drinks.ng comes in.

Drinks.ng work with excellent courier service to providers to make sure that your products get to you anywhere in Nigeria. Remember that deliveries outside Lagos take 3-5 working days depending on distance.

Amazing Deals & Gifts

At Drinks.ng, there is an array of amazingly FREE gifts that come with every purchase you make. We are talking branded headsets, Bluetooth speakers, 24 Apparel hats, mini bottles, flash drives, sunglasses and lots more! We are never short of mouth-watering deals and our Promos and Gifts page is a testament to our generosity. That means you don’t just buy to drinks for drinking sake, you can buy as a gift for friends and family.

Authentic Drinks

This is a guarantee as we buy directly from the companies who own these drink brands or from their approved distributors. What does this mean? A bottle of Hennessy or a case of Moet & Chandon purchased from our store is as authentic as the word itself.

As a proof of authenticity, the brand owners themselves are never shy of working with us in terms of promos and customer education experiences.

Saves You Time & Money

Ordering from us means you don’t only get drinks at the best prices, we also save you the time you would spend driving all the way to the market or mall to get the drinks yourself. So if you believe ‘time is money’, then you will understand that we are saving your money for you on a double level.

We Work Weekends & Public Holidays

If you are the type that waits till it’s Christmas weekend to do your shopping, we are here for you as we also work on weekends.

Secret? There will be someone to pick your call and deliver to you even if you decide to order on Christmas morning.

Dipset was not only happy with our quick response, he thinks it’s impressive that we work on weekends too so he left this review:

“Your service was fast. I haven’t even finished ordering online before one of your representatives called me to assist me with my order. And you work on weekends. That’s a plus..”

 

What are you waiting for? Place your order now on Drinks.ng  for authentic champagnes, wines and spirit. We are waiting to add extra merriment to your Christmas.

 

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Dos & Don’ts of Drinking Champagne

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Nigeria is one the biggest champagne markets, and Nigerians are not slowing down in their consumption of the luxury sparkling wine from France.

However, one question that lingers steadily is if we are consuming champagne in the right way. While many Nigerians look forward to the end of the year when weddings and concerts will mean more champagne to be drunk, there are certain dos and donts experts from the House of Champagne Lanson have offered.

Dos on how to enjoy a glass of bubbly

Store Properly

Storing champagne properly simply means keeping it in cool, dry place. While it is normal for most people to store their champagne in the fridge, it is always best to have a wine cellar. Where there is no wine cellar, experts informed  The Daily Mail that the bottom of the wardrobe and a household cupboard are ideal alternatives.

Serve in the Right Glass

The reason why champagne is served in a fruit rather than other drinking glasses simply boils down to the bubbles. The sparkling bubbles in champagne are more likely to disappear faster when poured in a glass with a wider rim. Serving it in a flute glass will not only retain the bubbles but will also allow the flavours to be more concentrated.

Pair with Dessert

Rather than offering champagne only as a welcome drink at an event, experts advise that it should be paired with a portion of the meal. This is a much lighter, and fresher alternative to sweet dessert wine according to experts.

Don’ts

Drink champagne by itself always

Once in a while, mix your champagne with mint or lemon peel to enhance the flavour. Many people shy away from mixing champagne but experts say that as long as you are experimenting with other types of alcohol, you can also do same with champagne.

Fill a glass at once

Never pour an entire glass of champagne in one go. Experts advise that when pouring your champagne, it is ideal to first pour an inch into the glass and allow the foam to settle. Once the foam settles, you can then fill up the rest of the glass until it’s been filled two-thirds.

Chill champagne for long

Champagne is not pleasant to drink if it’s too cold expert claim. Therefore, it’s best to place your bottle of champagne in an ice bucket for around 30 minutes before serving to guests as opposed to chilling for long hours in the fridge.

Serve for special days

Except it’s a vintage champagne, most champagnes are sold during the time it is ideal for consumption. So it’s best to consume your champagne immediately after purchase, rather than keep it for years before popping.

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Moët & Chandon Announces June Date for Grand Day

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Moët & Chandon has announced that its grand day celebration is set to hold on June 9, 2018, in Lagos.

Formally known as Moet party day, the event is set aside as a day of sparkling celebrations around the globe. Friends and loved ones are hosted to a 24-hour party, as they raise their champagne glasses in a worldwide toast to the memorable moments that bring joy to their lives.

The annual festive party is planned in over 80 countries and is set to bring together over a million people from Hong Kong, Lagos, Geneva and Montreal among glitz and glamour.

“This year, Moët & Chandon is bringing the art of the fête to Nigeria. Moët & Chandon Grand Day will be a unique event in which we share the magic of champagne and celebrate a day dedicated to the joys of life.

“And the translation of the French word ‘fête’ literally means ‘party’,” says Elizabeth Oputa, manager of champagne brands at Moët Hennessy in Nigeria.

Moët & Chandon, founded in 1743, is one of the world’s most valuable champagne brands, offering a range of unique wines for every occasion.

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From Brut to Doux: How Sweet is your Champagne?

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Not a lot of drinks in the world is sweeter than champagne and regular drinkers of bubbly can attest to that. The very sight of champagne flutes full of bubbly brings us the sweetest joy at every appropriate occasion.

However, not all champagnes have the same sweetness level. If you are reading this, then you must be curious about how sweet your bottle of rose champagne, demi-sec or brut is.

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Champagnes and Calories

As a lover of champagne, pinning down what type works for you in terms of its level of sweetness wouldn’t hurt. Below is a comprehensive list of champagne types and their calorie ranges.

Brut Nature – 0-2 calories – 0-3 g/l Residual sugar is equivalent to < 1/6 teaspoon of sugar per 5 oz. serving.

Extra Brut – 0–5 calories – 0-6 g/l Residual sugar is equivalent to < 1/4 teaspoon of sugar per 5 oz. serving.

Brut – 0–7 calories – 0-12 g/l Residual sugar is equivalent to < 1/2 teaspoon of sugar per 5 oz. serving.

Extra Dry – 7–10 calories – 12-17 g/l Residual sugar is equivalent to 1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon of sugar per 5 oz. serving.

Dry – 10–20 calories – 17-32 g/l Residual sugar is equivalent to 3/4 – 1 teaspoon of sugar per 5 oz. serving.

Demi-Sec – 20-30 calories – 32-50 g/l Residual sugar is equivalent to 1 – 2 teaspoons of sugar per 5 oz. serving.

Doux – more than 30 calories – 50+ g/l Residual sugar is equivalent to over 2 teaspoons of sugar per 5 oz. serving.

It’s important to note that Brut has a lot of wiggle room when it comes to sweetness while Extra Brut and Brut Nature have significantly more focused sugar content. Brut Champagne is a level of sweetness in sparkling wine. The sweetness comes from a step in the Champagne making process called “dosage”, pronounced “doe-sazj”, which is when a small amount of sugar or grape must is put back into the wine before it’s corked. Because sparkling wine is traditionally very acidic, the purpose of this sweetness is to reduce the intensity of tartness. It’s like how we may add a little sugar to our coffee to “round out” the flavour. Eventually, sparkling wine producers realised that people’s sweetness preference varied, so several options where provided.

One of the fascinating facts on wine is how little sugar it takes to make wine taste sweet. If you looked into how many grams of sugar are actually in a 6 oz serving (177 ml) glass of sparkling wine, you’d learn it’s considerably low compared to other beverages. Including the most cloyingly sweet Demi-Sec style.

Don’t forget to click here for the widest range of champagnes available here in Nigeria at the most affordable prices!

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Champagne and Sports Celebrations: A Marriage Made in Bubbles

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Champagne and Sports Celebrations

Nico Rosberg had just clinched his first Formula 1 title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and while the press and fans stopped to ponder on Lewis Hamilton’s antics during the race, many of us knew what would follow during the victory celebrations.

Champagne popping and spraying, right?

It is not the first time we will see sportsmen and women spray themselves and spectators in celebration, especially after winning a major title. Most times it is like a competition of who is going to spray most.

Once the trophy comes out, and the athlete or athletes line up at the podium for their medals, the champagne bottles are rolling out, and soon it would be a galore of alcoholic fountains sprouting from green bottles.

What could be behind this age long ritual?

It dates back to the 1930’s when Fred Chandon started offering their champagne to the winners of French Formula 1 Grand Prix events on the famous Reims circuit in the heart of Champagne.

Usually, the winners will pop the bottle and swig bubbles of the sparkly wine, filling their victorious heads, or simply take it home for the after party.

Then came 1967, and the wonderful pair of Dan Gurney and A. J. Foyt won the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Ford GT40. As usual, they were gifted bottles of Moët et Chandon, but Gurney did something different with his gift.

Not one who drank alcohol, Gurney did not do the customary swigging. Instead he placed his thumb over the open bottle, shook it hard and as the white effervescence burst out, he began to spray the crowd in circles – that was the day Champagne found a ritualistic role in sports.

Today, from Real Madrid players spraying Carlo Ancelotti in the press room after their UEFA Champions League victory in 2014 to the Cleveland Cavaliers champagne hurricane in their locker room after beating Golden State Warriors in the NBA Playoffs last season, champagne spraying has become a tradition for winners in sports.

Many have compared this ‘wasteful’ ritual to the expressive extravagance of the Belle Epoque of Europe, but for many of these sports people, it is the camaraderie that comes with the victory celebrations that they enjoy.

As with every tradition that comes into place, there have been regulations and rules formulated to guide it. In the US Major League Baseball, bringing of alcoholic drinks to the pitch has been forbidden: players are urged to celebrate with non-alcoholic wines. In Major League Football, victory celebrations with alcoholic drinks is banned.

The funny thing about these champagne celebrations is that in most cases, no one actually drinks it – and it’s sad when you think of the fact that these are not just expensive champagnes, they are actually the good stuff, the type we all want to smack our taste buds with.

However, these sportspeople don’t care.  A trophy won, peppered eyes, champagne soaked, and a bottle in hand to soak others with – it is a feeling many of these sports people will never give up for anything.

Apparently, the marriage between sports victory celebrations and champagne baths is still a long way from divorce.

 

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1,400 bottles of Champagne to be served at Oscars 2018

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Guests at the Oscars 2018 Governor’s Ball will feast with over 1,400 bottles of Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut, that is more than 12,000 glasses of champagne.

Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut is a classic, structured, full-bodied and bursting with fruit Champagne. It has a fine mousse and offers juicy flavours of plum, candied grapefruit zest, ground ginger and pastry. It is the signature cuvée of the  Piper Heidsieck Champagne House in France.

The Oscars is predominantly known for the award show, but the Governor’s Ball is where the winners and losers get to wine and dine after the ceremony, and is the hottest ticket in Hollywood.

The guest list of A-list celebrities like Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Woody Harrelson, Mary J. Blige, Margot Robbie, Octavia Spencer and Christopher Nolan will also be served with farm-raised caviar, 250 lobsters, and 800 stone crab claws.

The 90th Annual Academy Awards take place on Sunday 4 March.

 

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Jay-Z Spends N32m On Drinks, Tips Waitress N3.9m

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US Hip Hop mogul, Jay-Z had a luxurious drinking night in Manhattan that saw him spend more than $110,000 to celebrate the birthday of Juan “OG” Perez, his close friend and president of Roc Nation Sports.

Jay was absent from the NBA All-Star game as he took OG Juan and a group of Roc Nation executives to Zuma in Midtown for dinner, covering the $13,000 tab at the end of the night.

From Zuma, Jay and his crew headed uptown to Made in Mexico in Inwood, where he spent $9,000 on drinks, including D’Ussé cognac. That was followed by a stop at nearby nightclub Playroom, where Jay ordered and paid full price for 40 bottles of Ace of Spades Champagne, despite being down to a group of six by then. The rapper was seen handing bottles out to other tables in the club.

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The Playroom server who served Jay and his friends posted his check on Snapchat, which came to a whopping $91,135, which included an epic $11,000 tip. The receipts show that Jay Z and his friends spent a total of $91, 125 on drinks in one night at PlayHouse club, which amounts to about N32m.

Considering that Jay owns the Ace of Spades champagne brand, and also has a stake in D’Ussé cognac, it is certain his money will be coming back to him anyways. That’s just how the rich stay wealthy guys!

 

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Did You Know Moderate Drinking Makes You Live Longer than Exercise?

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Regular exercise is said to make one live to a ripe old age, but it seems to drink alcohol trumps what exercise is capable of.

A recent long-term study has found that regular moderate intake of alcohol will help you make it to your 90’s better than exercise can.

The team of scientists from the University of California led by neurologist Claudia Kawas tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of daily habits on longevity.

According to The Independent, researchers found that subjects who drank two glasses of beer or wine a day were 18 percent less likely to die prematurely. On the other hand, participants who exercised 15 to 45 minutes a day, cut the same risk by 11 percent.

“I have no explanation for it, but I do firmly believe that modest drinking improves longevity,” Kawas stated over the weekend at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in Austin, Texas.

Asides the modest drinking, other factors found to boost longevity included weight. Participants who were slightly overweight — but not obese — cut their odds of an early death by 3 percent.

“It’s not bad to be skinny when you’re young but it’s very bad to be skinny when you’re old,” Kawas noted in her address.

More so, participants who kept busy with a daily hobby two hours a day were 21 percent less likely to suffer an early death, while those who drank two cups of coffee a day reduced the risk by 10 percent.

Further study is needed to determine how habits impact longevity beyond people’s genetic makeups.

 

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Does Alcohol Make You More Attractive to Others?

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Alcohol is capable of many things including the ability to make us immediately appear more attractive to others than normal.

Don’t get us wrong, there is absolutely nothing attractive about a man or woman staggering back home after a rough night. So to get the best out of this magical ability of alcohol, as in all other benefits, moderate drinking is encouraged.

As a matter of fact, it goes both ways – alcohol can affect the way we see and are seen, by people. This just proves that the beer goggles theory is as real as we can imagine.

There is scientific proof

Just in case you have more doubts lingering on your mind, several scientific studies have proven the ability of moderate drinking making you appear immediately attractive.

At the University of Bristol in the UK, 40 students were supplied with wine but were asked to take photos of each other sober before the drinking commenced. They also took a photo of each participant after one drink, then after a second.

The photos taken after just one drink has been consumed were judged as more attractive than the sober photos. However, the photos taken after students drank more than one glass, were rated as less attractive than when they were sober.

“It suggests that, if it’s true, people are rated as more attractive once they’ve consumed a small amount of alcohol,” said the study’s senior researcher, Marcus Munafò, a professor of biological psychology at the University. “But if they go on to consume more alcohol, they’re no longer rated as more attractive.”

The study suggested that a single alcoholic drink could make people seem more attractive because it caused facial muscles to relax, pupils to dilate and cheeks to flush.

“Rosiness is attractive because it characterizes good physical health characteristics,” said Professor Munafò.

This gives us a confidence boost to have a glass of wine or a tot of whiskey before walking up to your crush to drop that cool pick up line.

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