A group of people enjoying a tipple. Non-alcoholic drinks are ‘in’, but does this mean real wine and cocktails are on their way out? Photo: Getty Images
A group of people enjoying a tipple. Non-alcoholic drinks are ‘in’, but does this mean real wine and cocktails are on their way out? Photo: Getty Images
Victoria Chow
Opinion

Opinion

Victoria Chow

Why alcoholic drinks still have a special place in many people’s lives despite the rise in alcohol-free beers, wines, cocktails and spirits

  • Non-alcoholic drinks are everywhere, disguised as the real thing. This assumes we imbibe to look like we belong, but there’s more to drinking than that
  • Alcohol releases endorphins and aids group interaction, and there’s craftsmanship to appreciate in wine and whisky. That’s why they won’t go out of fashion

A group of people enjoying a tipple. Non-alcoholic drinks are ‘in’, but does this mean real wine and cocktails are on their way out? Photo: Getty Images
A group of people enjoying a tipple. Non-alcoholic drinks are ‘in’, but does this mean real wine and cocktails are on their way out? Photo: Getty Images
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