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  1. Message in a bottle

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Debra Meiburg

    ... in bottles with straight sides and distinctive tall shoulders. Red bordeaux is found in dark-green glass; white in lighter-green glass; and sweet varieties, such as sauternes or barsac, come in clear-glass bottles. Producers in Alsace and the Mosel Valley use green or blue-green glass for their bottles, whereas the nearby Rhine region uses brown. Colours affect the filtration of light ...

  2. COOL stuff

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... leaders are brands such as Vintec and, in particular, EuroCave, which makes models for quantities from 12 to 470 bottles. Fridges by EuroCave can be custom-designed with a handsome dark glass door ... Annabel Jackson Wine is so sensitive that it doesn't like being bottled. It can close down temporarily, immediately after the stress of being moved from its barrel or tank- ...

  3. Photo Essay

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After 38 years of delivering gas cylinders on his bicycle, Yip Pak-ling, 64, is giving up full-time work in August. In the 1980s and 1990s he used to deliver an average 100 bottles a day, but in recent years demand has dropped to between 20 and 40 bottles ...

  4. Where the middle class reach for a glass

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lena Gidwani foodandwine@scmp.com Ten years ago, Martin Lee, an engineer in Guangzhou, would never have imagined spending 680 yuan (HK$828) on a bottle of cabernet sauvignon. Today, he ... and the Rhone Valley, bottles range from 100 yuan to 1,300 yuan. Worth a visit. Unit 105, 70 Jin Sui Road, Zhujiang New City, Tianhe. Tel: +86 (020) 3802 9543. Open daily from 10am to 10pm. No corkage. ...

  5. Tax dispute may have provoked attack

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... investigation shows that he poured flammable liquid from three plastic bottles. Three empty plastic bottles and a lighter were seized at the scene,' the source said. About 600 workers were ...

  6. uncorked

    Posted Apr 27th 2008, 12:00am by Debra Meiburg

    ... with the gentler sex. Women are either the source of bad luck or they bring seafarers the best of fortune. There is a time-honoured tradition of women launching ships by breaking a bottle of champagne against the prow. Ladies aren't expected to throw the bottle themselves or even swing it against the ship- they are ladies after all- but merely to pull a rope that swings the bottle against ...

  7. hit the bottle

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... Catherine Shaw Necessity is clearly the mother of invention. Pitotubes are refillable travel bottles ideal for decanting your lotions and potions for lighter, more compact and better-organised travel. Their best selling point, however, is that the bottles use a sealed, airless pump to prevent leakage during air travel. They are the brainchild of former flight attendant Alisa ...

  8. Time in a Bottle

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Kevin Kwong Oval Atrium, IFC Mall Until Jun 15 Like all collectors, Leon Ko Sai-tseung has a major obsession- antique perfume bottles in his case. 'I can't explain it,' says ... Snake (2006). His theme song for the film Perhaps Love (2005), co-written with Peter Kam Pui-tat, won a Golden Horse Award in 2006. 'I want to have them all... bottles from a particular ...

  9. Life's little luxuries

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... brewed in Perth, Australia, is made from Antarctic ice. At an auction it recently fetched US$800 a bottle, earning it the title of world's most expensive beer. The ice was extracted from ... unveiled a 1.3-litre tequila bottle called 'The Diamond Sterling'. Designed by Fernando Altamirano, the bottle has a 2.3-kilogram layer of platinum and boasts more than 4,000 diamonds ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong considers mandatory glass recycling legislation

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Minister weighs legislation that would mainly target wine and other drink bottles Mandatory glass waste recycling considered The government is considering ... This way, it would be more sustainable," he said. "But I hope the legislation won't be limited to glass bottles, but all beverage containers, such as cartons." As the city mainly ...




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