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  1. Call to crack down on drinking by youths

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau, Patsy Moy and Jennifer Ngo Doctors and experts are warning that drinking among young Hongkongers is getting out of control. They are urging the government to get tough by bringing back taxes on wine and light liquor or setting a minimum age for drinking. 'The situation is turning into a... [youth] drinking culture,' said Professor Lam Tai-hing, director ...

  2. The man selling tea to China- and brewing a premium culture

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... understand why anyone would want to drink it. Once I came here and had really good quality Chinese tea, and I saw the Chinese tea ceremony, that got me interested in the whole idea of tea again. ... of the polyphenols, so drinking black tea without milk is better for you, but drinking green tea is generally better for you- although white tea leaves have even more polyphenols. A great number of population ...

  3. Fans eat, drink and are merry as arts pioneer picks up an award

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Crystal Chui Food is not usually welcome in the Amphitheatre, but the Academy for Performing Arts made an exception when it hosted the local ceremony for the 20th Montblanc de la Culture ... and fine music were just not celebratory enough for some party-goers. They hit the drink again as soon as they'd polished off the raspberry macaroons. ...

  4. Moaning after the night before

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to make you swear off drinking forever. Until the next time. Friends will offer up their secret hangover cures, each nastier than the next: a big greasy breakfast, pickle juice, chocolate milk, ... York-based pharmaceutical company Rally Labs. 'Most doctors don't want to encourage drinking and there are more worthy causes to spend their time on.' Haysom had been studying ...

  5. Chef's special

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bernice Chan Some of Umberto Bombana's fondest memories include helping his grandmother and mother prepare Sunday lunch every week. 'Cooking is like playing music- you have thousands of notes that are ingredients and you combine them by using di ...

  6. Jeweller Bulgari gives S.Pellegrino mineral water an extra touch of class

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen It must be a challenge for marketing folks to promote a bottle of water. What product could possibly be plainer? One way of doing it, as Italian mineral water brand S. Pellegrino discovered, is to glam it up with a touch of high fashion. After ...

  7. Biergarten German Bar and Restaurant

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ambience. The drinks: beer is the tipple of choice for most Biergarten punters, as you might expect, with Schneiderweisse and its three wheat beer varieties from light to dark ever popular. However, ... what its customers want and delivering decent, unpretentious service in a setting that approximates the German drinking experience, the Biergarten has been around for 26 years. Definitely ...

  8. Teenage access to alcohol too easy

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... drinking culture that has taken root in Australia and Britain, to name just two places. The risks of alcohol abuse are well known: it has health effects and personal and social consequences. ... too far, society has to step in. One such occasion is when teenagers feel peer pressure to drink alcohol. Studies show that teenagers are drinking more and at a younger age than ever before. ...

  9. Short day, long meal

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the coldest, so people drink soups with Chinese herbs,' says Goh, head chef at the Noble Court restaurant. 'One of the favourites is double-boiled cordyceps soup with fish maw, sea whelk, ...

  10. Clearer heads

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... me from the pool room of his pub for underage drinking is one of those occasions. I had been going there after school on Fridays with older friends just for the game, not the alcohol. Somehow, he had caught on that I was a few years below the minimum drinking age of 18 and, in the flick of a school tie, he was bellowing and hollering and threatening that if I showed my face ...




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