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  1. Beer

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King The everywhere drink After water and tea, beer is consumed around the world more than any other drink. It is also one of the world's oldest drinks. People may have been making it for more than 5,000 years. China's first beer was maybe just as old. It was made with rice. Beer can be made with many things. But most beer today is made with barley- ...

  2. The Beer Garden

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... the Beer Garden is in a world of its own. Under the lights, smack bang in the heart of the city and with the horses pounding past. And you might even have a win. The drinks: beer. At least eight ... the place called again? The verdict: there's nothing quite like the Beer Garden in town- or anywhere else for that matter. Backpackers mixing with bankers, cab drivers offering tips to whoever ...

  3. Ex-beer chief cheers ING's stellar growth

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... recorded an 85 per cent increase in new premiums. 'Some may say the beer business sounds like more fun than insurance. But the insurance industry is very dynamic, with lots of challenges ... have a good life in Hong Kong. We had many compelling reasons to stay here and we are very happy we did.' How does selling insurance compare with the beer business? It is different while ...

  4. B is for Beer

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd B is for Beer by Tom Robbins Oldcastle, HK$91 Everyone is writing children's books it seems. Sometimes this feels a stretch (John Grisham?); at others, a natural extension ... would dream up a universe from a packet of Camel cigarettes? B is for Beer is aimed nominally at children but will win over parents too- and fathers above all. If books were sold at pubs ...

  5. It wasn't always beer and skittles for minister

    Posted Sep 29th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung He's experienced hardship first-hand, wrestled with the vagaries of food rationing, queued for hours for dumplings and paid for them with vouchers. He admires the wisdom of the 'little red book'. And he supports passionate pat ...

  6. Models top up beer festival heat

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen Former Miss Hong Kong contestant Carrie Lam Lei and Japanese beauty Linah Matsuoka were the toast of Monday's press event for the forthcoming Lan Kwai Fong Beer Festival. The models topped up a few jars at the food and drinks stall outside the Cavern bar, but there seemed more 'phwoar' than pour as guests sweltered in the midday sun. Matsuoka ...

  7. Beer O'Clock

    With plenty of beer and wine on hand, nothing could spoil Aussie consul's party

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... of drought would have been worse. 'The real disaster would have been if the drought was of good Aussie wine and beer,' the consul joked. 'I assured the party there was plenty to go ...

  8. Manassero's a good bet

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Spare a thought for Italian sensation Matteo Manassero, who was part of the golfing crowd that made its annual jaunt to the racing at Happy Valley. At 17 years old and still living with his parents, the Italian is still too young to place a bet, or even take in a beer- unlike the thousands of others gathered in the Valley's popular beer garden. But Manassero has ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... but not surprisingly, it's made in China. Say no more. Hello Kitty saves the day! No small beer We hear the current investment advice during this crazy World Cup month is to drink heavily and invest heavily in frothy beer stocks. With the World Cup ready to kick off in less than two weeks in South Africa, many have become more willing to tap a few beer stocks as worldwide consumption ...

  10. Perfect match

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Tam

    ... with Simon Tam simon@iwinecentre.com In Korea, Ginseng is eaten for both its medicinal properties and its unique taste; it's often said to have a bittersweet flavour but that description is far too limited. Ginseng's perfume is wonderfully pure ...




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