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Top 10 wine consumption per capita by country

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There is something funny going on in the southern part of France, also known as the French paradox. Statistics show that people in this part of France live longer than elsewhere, but at the same time they account for world’s largest wine consumption per capita. So should you drink more wine in order to expand your life expectancy? Alcoholics may love this type of logic, but let the same numbers crush the logic. Or not? How about the wine consumption per capita by country compared to the life expectancy? Here’s a list of wine consumption per capita by country. And remember: a glass of wine a day, keeps the doctor away.
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Top 10 countries with the highest alcohol death rate

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We humans sure love a beer or a glass of wine every now and then. Social drinking is perfectly acceptable as long as you don’t overdo it. And boy, some people do make a mess of it (we’re looking at you, Russia!). As it is with statistics, they can shed some light on which countries harvest the toughest and most reckless drinkers in the world. So here’s our list of top 10 countries that have the most alcohol related fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants:

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Top 10 most expensive coffee beans

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Nothing gets you started in the morning than a good strong cup of coffee. Relied on by everyone since coffee was invented, millions and millions of shots are consumed everyday. And it’s not all truck stop brew. No, if you’re really keen on coffe there’s a lot of expensive options for you. Black gold? You bet! Here’s our list of the top 10 most expensive coffee beans in the world.
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Top 10 America’s most popular fast food restaurants

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It’s easy, tasty, cheap and fast. Americans love to have their food instantly. Be it a cheeseburger, a spiced taco or a cup of coffee, just go around the corner for a quick fix. Technomic has compiled a list of the most popular fast food chains in America in terms of sales. Here’s a quick top 10 America’s most popular fast food restaurants. Enjoy!
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Top 10 olive oil producing countries

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The olive tree shapes the Mediterranean landscape. In these harsh conditions – hot, dry summers, cool winters – olive trees seem to be growing everywhere. No wonder that Spain and Greece are in stress about the price of one of their most important crops. But which countries can fear the current price as well? Here’s a top 10 of olive oil producing countries.

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Top 10 weird beer names

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There’s nothing that will cool you down after a hard day’s work better than a nice beer. Most beer brands are household names: Heineken, Budweiser, Beck’s, the beers we all know and love. But did you know there’s some oddly named brewskis out there? Here’s a top-10 list of our favorite bizarrely branded beers.

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Top 10 best restaurants of the world

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Every year Restaurant Magazine announces the best restaurants of the world. Several gourmet experts visit many (about 800) restaurants worldwide and write down their opinions and scores. Based on this survey a list of best restaurants of the world is composed. A nasty job, but someone’s got to do all the tasting. Here’s the top 10 of best restaurants of the world 2012!
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Top 10 coffee producing countries

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Imagine a world without coffee. No more espressos or ristrettos in the morning. Public transport would be a disastrous experience without coffee. Starbucks wouldn’t be there anymore. Coffee is – literally – a cornerstone of western civilization. Without it, everything fails. So which countries are responsible for our daily luck? Here’s our next top 10 coffee producing countries!

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Top 10 tasty aphrodisiacs

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Aphrodisiacs increase sexual desire, at least according to popular belief. From a scientific point of view the efficacy of aphrodisiacs is disputed. But does it really matter? The aphrodisiacs in our next list are tasty too, creating a ‘win and possible win’ situation. You don’t have to try deer penis (Taiwanese aphrodisiac) or goat soup (Jamaican) as a stimulus. Our next list of tasty aphrodisiacs is well suitable for trying at home.
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Top 10 easy to grow herbs

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Spice up your home prepared meal with home grown herbs! It’s easy, healthy and tasty. Moreover you don’t need a big garden to grow herbs. Some herbs grow indoors just as well. A balcony or a part of the roof is sufficient, as long as there is sun, soil and water…and little care. Prepare your green fingers for the top 10 easy to grow herbs
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Top 10 champagne quotes

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Serious. Tender. Iconic. Champagne. The drink that never sleeps. A million bright ambassadors of happiness in a single glass. The taste of luxury, of legacy. The taste of success. This one is to you, my friend, my love. Here’s our list of top 10 champagne quotes!
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Top 10 most expensive wines

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Wine is one of the gifts of life. One or two glasses a day helps your interior system stay in good shape. Not to mention the mental and social benefits wine has to offer. It’s not necessary to drink expensive wines. Worldwide there are many winemakers who make reasonable wines for affordable prices. Some wines though have a cult status, due to location, status, unique quality, year of harvest, the winemaker et cetera. A case of some of those wines easily exceeds the price of a middle class car. Here’s our top 10 of most expensive wines.

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Top 10 banana producing countries

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Bananas. Don’t we just love this easy to peel, happy piece of fruit?  Perhaps the most edible fruit from cradle to grave, as chances are fairly high that your first chewings were on a banana. The banana averages 125 grams and is stuffed with vitamines and minerals. Bananas don’t care about being transported. Picked green, they just pick up their yellow colour during their way to your local supermarket. But where do they grow? And which country produces the most? Don’t slip over our next top 10 of banana producing countries!

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Top 10 countries most affordable beer prices

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A cool beer can make one truly happy. Whether it’s daytime in the sun, or at night in a club, beer is a virtue. Especially when it’s well drawn. The price of a pint however may vary a lot between countries. If you like beer more than a good vacation, then consider our next top 10 list. Where do you drink the most affordable pint?

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Top 10 strongest liquors

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Alcohol. Love it, hate it, drink it. Beer normally contains 4 – 6% abv (alcohol by volume). The alcohol content of most wines varies between 12% and 14,5%.  Fortified wines are ‘fortified’ by adding distilled spirit up to levels of about 20% abv. Stronger drinks, such as whisky, gin, rum, wodka, many liquors are distilled after fermentation to increase the alcohol content, ranging from 30% to more than 90%.  But which liquor is the strongest? Check our top 10 list!
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Top 10 chefs

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There are chefs who approach cooking like Bach approached composing music. It starts with a vision. It’s served like a painting. And it excites your tongue, your nose, your senses in minute details. These chefs work out their unique magic daily in world’s best restaurants. Have you ever wondered why these restaurants are the best? It’s the chef!

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Top 10 healthiest fruits

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Pacman probably is one of the healthiest characters the gaming world has ever seen. Every next level he earned a bonus in the form of fruit.  It kept him going for a while.  If you want to improve your health, consider eating fruit. All fruits are healthy, but some are healthier than others in terms of nutritional value.  Here’s a healthy top 10 list:

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Top 10 vineyard area per country

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Talking about wine! Every wine producing country has its own climate and often its own rules concerning maximum allowed quantity per hectare. And growing grapes doesn’t automatically imply that a grower is producing wine. Think of the juicy table grapes. The list of countries with the biggest vineyard area (in hectares or ha) differs from the list of wine producing countries:

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Top 10 wine producing countries

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Approximately 10.000 years ago our Chinese and Georgian ancestors discovered the beneficial effects of the vitis vinifera or wine grape.  Collect the grapes, let them ferment, drink the result and you’ll be happy. No wonder that what we now call wine is of all ages.  Over time grapes were grown almost everywhere between the 30th and 50th latitude. So which country produces the most wine in hectolitres (hl)? Which are the world’s biggest wine producing countries?

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