Five tips for Dry January

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For those looking for no- and low-alcohol drinks, Tam has some fine suggestions.

In Latin, Ianus means arched passage or doorway. The Roman god Janus, after which the month of January is named, not only symbolised endings, beginnings and transition from one concrete or abstract state to another, but he was believed to hold the interface between barbarism and civilisation. Thus it makes sense that January is the month when we leave our barbaric habits behind and transition into a civilised way of living.

Considering that wine has been perceived as a civilising beverage throughout the ages (as spelt out...