nectar of the gods

nectar of the gods

A delicious drink. In classical mythology nectar was the life-giving drink of the gods, and ambrosia their food. The term was transferred to any delicious beverage in the sixteenth century.
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Last entrance is at 3.30pm and the entrance fee (e1/46 per person, under-3s go free) includes a chalice of 'the nectar of the gods' and a gift for each child.
Just like gin before it, the Nectar of the Gods is enjoying an unlikely 21st century revival and Welsh producers are well poised to capitalise.
Bwana Kogi hasn't achieved much but to deny himself what the 'nectar of the Gods' must really taste like.
More important to the consumer is that soda machines dispense the nectar of the gods.
ANORTHUMBERLAND "nectar of the gods" made on the island of Lindisfarne in Northumberland has won a medal in the Los Angeles International Wine Competition.
-- Once called the nectar of the gods, the oldest fermented beverage is seeing a renaissance.
Iam still puzzled to see Bulgarian girls buying Chanel, when they have the nectar of the gods right at home.
In the real world, the key to immortality isn't (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrosia) drinking the nectar of the gods or (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray) making Faustian bargains involving charmed paintings .
"This schalet's pure ambrosia," Heine writes, using the German word for the dish, "Of the true and only God / Par-adisal bread of rapture." Behold, cholent: nectar of the gods?
When that beer is delicious German weissbier, and you''ve just spent three hours climbing the gentle but deceptively winding slopes of the 1,626 metre Rauschberg in the Bavarian Alps, it tastes like the nectar of the gods.
We were astonished to taste the nectar of the gods.
The Aztecs called it the "nectar of the Gods." They not only used it in foods and beverages, but also as a topical antibacterial in wound care, like honey.
What could be closer to the nectar of the gods an edible flowers?
The benefits of red wine have long been chronicled and for those who drink the nectar of the gods, there is a new one to add to the list.
"To me it is the nectar of the gods. Just looking at it in a crystal-clear decanter fills me with a glorious sense of anticipation.