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  1. How to pour, roar and slam

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Alan Warboys

    ... Alan Warboys- Never fill your own glass; fill those of your companions. If women are present, they should do the pouring.- Hold the bottle with two hands when pouring.- An empty glass should be raised in the air before it is refilled.- Drinking is a social event- always clink your glass when saying cheers, or wi ha yo in Korean.- When clinking glasses, if someone is senior ...

  2. The world through rose-tinted glasses

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Lai yvonne.lai@scmp.com It's light and refreshing, and buying a few bottles of it to share with friends won't burn a hole in your wallet. Once scoffed at as a poor ... in the summer,' says McDougall, who regularly hits the dai pai dong with a chilled bottle of the stuff to eat with his gon chow ngao ho (pan-fried wide rice noodles with sliced beef). Roses is one ...

  3. Hungry? Well then have a glass of water

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Thirsting for more snack advice? Wynnie Chan offers the following: Liquids 'We often mistake being thirsty for what we think are hunger cues. 'You should have eight glasses of water a day. It doesn't do much for the taste buds, but it's a matter of habit. 'If you have a bottle of water at your desk and drink it in sips through the day, before you know ...

  4. Know your vintages if you hope to raise a glass to new job

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei A passion for food and wine is a prerequisite for a sommelier. 'A sommelier should be interested and motivated to learn about wining and dining,' says Nelson Chow, chairman of the Hong Kong Sommelier Association (HKSA). 'Wine is a huge subject. Every bottle has a story. 'You need to be well-versed with different varieties of grapes, know the climate ...

  5. uncorked

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Debra Meiburg

    ... wine. In this case, always offer a glass to the chef. If bringing multiple bottles for a wine-tasting dinner, it is best to meet with the sommeliers or service staff in advance in order ... For the cooking-challenged, brown-bagging wine into a restaurant is the only way to do your bottles justice. If so, what is corkage etiquette? Is it welcomed or despised? Is it a cheapskate's trick ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - THE TASTE TEST BOTTLED TEAS

    The Taste Test: bottled teas

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Teas' Tea New York Manhattan Milk Tea HK$21 for 500ml, ThreeSixty It's rare to find a milk tea that is fat free, uses a mixture of dairy and soy milk, and packs only 18 calories per 100ml (it's usually a ...

  7. Bottles of Coke tainted with chlorine sold in Shanxi

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Just a day after the exposure of drugs in toxic capsules, mainland media reported yesterday that contaminated bottles of Coca-Cola, made by one of the drinks giant's mainland factories, had been sold earlier this year. A staff member at Coca-Cola (Shanxi) Beverages, based in Taiyuan, told China National Radio that more than 120,000 boxes of Coca-Cola ...

  8. Hitting the bottle

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Nellie Ming Lee 'You're a sommelier? No way! What do you really do?' If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me that, I'd be able to afford a bottle of 1982 Le Pin. My calling to the corkscrew came when I was treated to my first dinner in a high-end French restaurant. It wasn't just the perfect food, service and movie-set atmosphere that made ...

  9. The corkscrew

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... bottles and glasses to make sure everyone's got a glass in front of them. Before I know it, it's almost the end of the evening. There's a sea of glasses in the back waiting ... usually rice with a stir-fry of vegetables and meat. Back on my feet, I do a quick run through the room to see if everything is where it should be- glasses, decanters, wine menus, coasters. Lunch ...

  10. Give your plain greens a fresh kick from a bottle

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com McCormick Yuzu & Green Pepper dressing 150ml for HK$30.80, Wellcome It's a relatively pricey little bottle, but you need just a little to spice up plain greens. The heat from the green pepper gives an unusual kick to a salad. Verdict: an oil-free dressing that I enjoyed with zero guilt. Good Housekeeping Asian Sesame Dressing ...




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