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  1. Cheers, China's catching up

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology. Mao tai jiu has an alcohol content of close to 55 per cent. 'Drinking wines with higher alcohol content on an empty stomach can cause stomach ulcers,' Mr Chung added. Excessive alcohol could also lead to hepatic cirrhosis, a fatal condition in which the liver becomes inflamed. ...

  2. Premium beer sets up Tsingtao for heady gain

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Tsingtao Brewery is expected to post strong interim results on Thursday as beer sales across the mainland rise. The trend is likely to continue in the second half, helping many of the nation's big breweries, but consumer prices are not e ...

  3. Contaminant scare hits liquor market

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Stock prices of alcohol producers tumble as internet rumours swirl about tainted spirits Several listed spirits makers were forced to defend their brands yesterday as rumours ... of products of Moutai, Changyu, Tsingtao and a number of other companies that make alcoholic beverages during a nationwide inspection. The rumours sent the stock prices of almost all listed alcohol ...

  4. Booze, smokes: symbols of official graft

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... , and a bottle of standard Maotai (or Moutai, which the company uses), with an alcoholic content of 53 per cent, can fetch as much as 1,500 yuan. This has given rise to a popular saying on the mainland ...

  5. Guffaws at Maotai-PLA link-up

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang The seven military regions covering the entire mainland were reduced to a public laughing stock yesterday with the announcement of collaborative ties with Maotai, the renowned Guizhou-based liquor company. The Guizhou Daily published what read li ...

  6. Spirit of free enterprise

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shirley Lau Mao-tai is at a crossroads. Prices for the highly alcoholic drink have collapsed after a de facto ban on its use at official functions. Meanwhile, global luxury brands ... and profit margins are exceptional. Mao-tai is a fiery, acrid drink with an alcohol content usually above 50 per cent. Even ardent fans would hesitate to say it tastes 'good'. ...

  7. Trouble brewing

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... alcohol consumed on the mainland and baijiu remains far and away the most popular spirit, selling 520 million nine-litre cases every year. There are at least 30,000 baijiu manufacturers, led ... is good'. Lifestyles became more diversified and people started drinking different brands of alcohol,' Ono says. 'Also, a lot of people criticised sake for being too strong, saying ...

  8. Nation's No3 distiller Jiannanchun down but not out

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the alcohol market. The mainland's third-ranked distiller is based in Mianzhu, one of the areas worst hit by the massive tremor in Sichuan. The province is a key alcohol production centre ... were severely damaged and 40 per cent of its crude alcohol went down the drain after ceramic storage containers broke. Group president Qiao Tianming said this year's sales targets would ...

  9. State firms pressed to reveal bills for Moutai

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com A Shanghai-based lawyer has asked the central government to release details of Moutai purchases by 117 top state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The price of Moutai, the mainland's most famous liquor brand, has risen dramaticall ...

  10. Fondness for a tipple keeps stills on the boil

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... you have liquor without food, it can be bad for your health. But if you have food without liquor, then you don't have any liquor.' Banish the thought. Alcohol in various forms has ... of fermenting sorghum, an earthy and slightly acrid odour that together with the grain alcohol lends an intoxicating quality to the air. Middle-aged workers in one section shovel raw sorghum and grains ...




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