2020 has been bleak for most of us, but for bon vivants it’s been an unexpected blessing, as Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain has shown this week.
The Pandemic has turned us all into homebodies – pubs and clubs are closed; social distancing means you can’t have big parties or gather in large groups; and working from home means we don’t have much time to relax anyway. But enjoying a drink or two in the comfort of your own home? That’s another story.
A recent report by the Australian National University has come to a conclusion no doubt you’ve arrived at yourself: Australians are drinking more during lockdown. Maybe it’s because alcohol is a disinfectant (but don’t go drinking hand sanitiser, you mongrel). Perhaps it’s because the stress of lockdown has got us reaching for the bottle.
Regardless, many around Australia and the world (cue: this video of New Yorkers sipping cocktails as protests rage in the background) have taken advantage of The Bat Kiss to…