This will be a super-short post. If you have any interest in what is happening today in France to revive and carry on the tradition of Coca Leaf tonics started by the legendary Angelo Mariani well over 100 years ago, then this is a website you MUST visit.
This link is to a semi-translated page on the website, but if you read French the original French language version of the site is much more interesting.
And it looks like these folks are initiating a very interesting program of distributors and retailers for – who knows – perhaps a revived Vin Mariani.
Knowledge Is Power - Pass It On
When I was a child I moved around the world with my military family, always traveling by ship in the days before aircraft could cross oceans. I would spend hours on deck writing messages, sealing them with candle wax in bottles I snagged from somewhere on board, and then consigning them to the sea knowing in my heart that they were on their way to someone, somewhere who would read them. Sometime replies arrived at my grandparents’ house years later, and they would forward them to me wherever I was living. From these contacts I developed pen-pals who I stayed in touch with for many years. I was fortunate to develop, very early in my life, a sense of the network that invisibly but seamlessly connects us all. Thank you for picking up this message in a bottle, dear reader. We are all here together.
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