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  1. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Vintner plays classical music to his grapevines to improve wine quality

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:49pm by AFP

    ... such as syrah. In South Africa the wines are sold in the mid-to-upper price range, retailing from about 75 South African rand (HK$54) up to 250 rand a bottle. Between the vineyard and the retailer, ... in time, if the idea catches on, wine critics will be telling us to look out not only for "notes of berry and mushroom" in our glass of red or white, but "notes of Bach ...

  2. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ENVIRONMENT

    Glass pioneers bid to increase use of recycled materials

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson property.post@scmp.com Designers hoping to inspire new uses for waste bottles insist green targets are achievable with just a little imagination Glass pioneers go through pane barrier for recycling The government wants us to recycle glass- an admirable green initiative, given that the 13 tonnes of waste glass drink bottles currently collected every day in Hong ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - WINE

    Wine documentary lets genie out of the bottle

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:09pm by Bernice Chan

    ... Bernice Chan Challenged to document the rise and fall of two Bordeaux vintages, vintner and filmmaker Warwick Ross came up with a 'wine thriller', writes Bernice Chan Rumbles on the grapevine Warwick Ross was nervous at the first-ever preview of ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    HKU study finds glass can replace river sand for building needs

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... year. Friends of the Earth general-affairs director Edwin Lau Che-feng urged the government to ban large-scale disposal of glass bottles at landfills, by restaurants, for example, to encourage glass recycling. "Another way is to charge for disposal," he said. "Only then will people have the incentive to recycle bottles." At present, charges at landfills apply only ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Pressed for success: detox the juicy way

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:11am by TIFFANY AP

    ... depending on location. Mr Green Juice gets major points for its earth-friendly approach: it uses glass masonjars, as opposed to plastic bottles, and offers customers incentives to recycle. "People can drop off their glass bottles, or we can collect them if they reorder. If they do a cleanse, and return the bag with six empty jars inside, they receive a HK$50 voucher," says ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - COGNAC

    Miniature cognac bottle collector

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Mischa Moselle

    ... He has about 14,000 miniature bottles - about 90 per cent of which are cognac, with the rest armagnac and single malt whisky - and 1,020 larger ones he's accumulated since 1985. ... and, as an exporter of glass (juvenile) eels, "the golden bridge of friendship" by the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. "But that's a different story," says ...

  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION JANE ANSON

    Wine Opinion: Couple revive traditional cider making in Normandy

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:32am by Jane Anson

    ... out to do was recreate the traditional method of cider making, with a second fermentation in bottle. Where injected gas might keep the fizz in cider for a few months, the traditional method ... bitter and sweet-tasting apples to get the right balance in the glass. "Straight apple juice needs an even mix of sweet and acidic apples," he says, pointing out the difference between ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EATING OUT

    First review: Jamie Oliver opens doors to Hong Kong restaurant Jamie’s Italian

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 02:51am by Bernice Chan

    ... spending an average of HK$300 per person. Starting off with drinks, a bellini is HK$45, martinis range from HK$55-HK$98, while some red and white wines can be either ordered as a glass, 250ml, 500ml or a bottle, with prices starting from HK$58 for a glass of white by Alpha Zeta to HK$1,680 for a bottle of Tignanello Antinori. The menu is straightforward and the items are reasonably ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Taiwan's Hsinchu offers a tranquil respite just an hour from Taipei

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:18pm by Ralph Jennings

    ... that have fallen out of the petals. Illustrations explain how glass is blown and shaped. One details the seven-step process of recycling glass bottles into a solution to make new ones. "You can ... km-long city wall which was commissioned in 1826 has 24 columns and a double-eave red-tiled roof.   Glass half full This residence built in 1936 for Japanese royalty now houses the Hsinchu ...

  10. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION MISCHA MOSELLE

    Wine Opinion: when is it acceptable to send wine back?

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:39am by Mischa Moselle

    ... swallow the cost and replace the bottle. It's a sign of poor wine knowledge or training if staff can't adequately describe the wine they are selling. Lynch also believes that sommeliers ... appreciated in the restaurant trade, where a returned bottle will dent profits. But is he right? I like his attitude that the customer is always right, but ultimately he's wrong about the wine. ...




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