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  1. Cheers for beer and wine but not for spirits

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly and Dennis Eng The halving of taxes on beer and wine will be a boon for the tourism, restaurant and wine trades, say alcohol and catering industry insiders. Financial ... I was a bit surprised that the financial secretary, who is renowned for his love of wine, would change wine and beer duties but leave spirits untouched. It's a matter of fairness,' Mr de ...

  2. Small beer

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Legislative Council has approved cuts in duty on alcoholic drinks which were proposed in the Budget. Do you think this will lead to the price of alcohol actually going down in bars and restaurants? Write to us. ...

  3. Woman admits drugging, robbing men

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Ng A 35-year-old woman with a two-way permit yesterday admitted chatting up four men and giving them beer laced with sedatives before stealing belongings worth over HK$127,000. Zhou ... the prosecution did not proceed with 12 similar charges. Zhou admitted lacing cans of beer with midazolam pills prescribed by a doctor for her insomnia. Mr Justice Louis Tong Po-sun adjourned sentencing ...

  4. End to the wine tax days slips down a treat

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... of the Hong Kong Beer Coalition would issue new price lists from Saturday, said chairman Steven Co, a senior manager at San Miguel Brewery Hong Kong. The savings translate into an average reduction of about 30 HK cents per small can of beer. Although the coalition respected the government's decision on beer, Mr Co said it was 'not good news'. The coalition had wanted beer ...


    From the Experts: Asian flush syndrome

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... the annual German beer festival, it suddenly occurred to me there was a lot of red in the room. Not the furnishings nor the attire of the party-goers, but their faces. Ruby red, cherry red, tomato ... cancer and other digestive tract disorders. For example, someone with a single copy of the ALDH2 variant who consumes two beers a day has a tenfold greater risk of oesophageal cancer. Oesophageal ...

  6. Brands reluctant to put warning on labels

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Warning slogans like 'Don't drink and drive' may not appear on beer and liquor bottles after all, but breweries and producers of other alcoholic drinks have promised to come up with more interesting and effective proposals in about two weeks. The Beer Coalition and Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Industry Coalition have been meeting since February to look ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    So near, yet so feared: the magic touch

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by CECILIE

    ... Cecilie Gamst Berg Cecilie Gamst Berg The magic touch Ah, Chinese beer. So weak, so pure, so good. However, it can still give you a hangover if you consume too much- for example, after ... down the road from our hotel after a rather beer-fuelled dinner. We ordered a man for me and a woman for him, but as it happened they only had men that night. Just as well, because those ...

  8. Envy

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the private boxes where who knows what comforts lurk? perhaps a foot and neck massage, waitress service with no lines for food or beer, easy access to a pristine toilet, and room to stretch out. ...

  9. Education needed about the dangers of alcohol

    Posted Jul 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... report today, average alcohol consumption has been falling in Hong Kong. While certain drinks have developed a trendy appeal, the overall intake of beer and brandy is declining while the amount ... wine. But beer, wine and spirits have long been available. Cognac is still often passed round at Chinese meals and the better off have developed a taste for fine wines. However, it is not part ...

  10. Dandy & Dapper

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... exfoliation (HK$2,000 for two hours; Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2696 6682; www.peninsula.com). If that doesn't work, bait him with beer! Sense of Touch has Cheers to Beers (two hours, HK$1,650; 1/F, 52 ...




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