Posts Tagged ‘Dead’

 Left to right: Joel Lynam and Bryan Wilmot died after drinking home brew, while Joshua Lynam and Vincent Summers remain in hospital. Photo: Warwick Daily News.


Left to right: Joel Lynam and Bryan Wilmot died after drinking home brew, while Joshua Lynam and Vincent Summers remain in hospital. Photo: Warwick Daily News.

 

Two men have died and two more are critically ill in hospital after drinking a home-distilled spirit in Queensland, Australia.
It is thought the men have methanol poisoning after drinking the Italian grape-based spirit known as grappa.

Australia’s ABC News reported that authorities were called to a property in Ballandean in south-east Queensland, but they were unable to revive a 21-year-old man who died at the scene. They were later called back to the same house and a 30-year-old man was rushed to hospital. He was in a critical condition, but died at Toowoomba hospital.

 

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A few days ago I read my obituary in the drinks business. It wasn’t just me that had expired, but the small sub-species I belong to

 

The Wine Writer is Dead”  declared the headline above a report on Andrew Jefford’s comments to the European Wine Bloggers conference in Izmir, Turkey. I checked my pulse and felt a faint throb, but there it was in black and white: ‘the creature we used to call a wine writer has died.”

If I am still around it may be because I write about other drinks like whisky, rum, beer and Tequila besides wine. Yet according to Jefford that is even worse. “Can anyone hope to be a generalist any more in a wine world which, like the universe, is expanding rapidly in every direction?”

Of course he is correct up to a point. With declining… read on