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China's Baijiu makers eye overseas markets to increase revenues

According to data from International Wine & Spirit Research, mainlanders drank more than 11 billion litres of baijiu last year, and the spirit, distilled from sorghum, wheat or rice, accounted for more than one-third of all spirits consumed in the world.

Friday, 31 May, 2013, 4:41am

Letters to the Editor, April 28, 2013

Your comment columns and editorials frequently hail the concepts of freedom and free trade.

28 Apr 2013 - 5:02am

Regular drinkers had first taste of alcohol early

Almost all of a group of young women who had become regular drinkers had their first drink when they were underage, a survey found.

The survey, conducted by frontline social workers from October last year to January, involved 321 girls and women aged 12 to 24 who had drunk alcohol at least once a week for at least two months at some point prior to questioning.

12 Apr 2013 - 4:29am 1 comment

Crackdown on public drinking won't deter binge drinkers

The path taken by the government and other public institutions to control drinking-related accidents and crime takes the form of stone-walling the consumer's choice: drinking in public.

21 Mar 2013 - 2:50am

Lab Report

Answering text messages behind the wheel is as dangerous as being twice over the legal alcohol limit, according to a study from various Australian universities and the University of Barcelona in Spain. 

18 Mar 2013 - 10:09am

Alcohol abuse may be worsening among Aborigines, warns Gillard

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard warned on Wednesday that “rivers of grog” were beginning to flow again in Aboriginal communities as she unveiled a mixed report on tackling indigenous disadvantage.

6 Feb 2013 - 12:29pm

Xi Jinping's PLA booze ban gives troops a kick

Chinese troops are getting healthier, they’re cholesterol levels are dropping and (brace yourselves, Japan) accuracy on the artillery range is now supposedly sharper.

30 Jan 2013 - 10:47pm

China Digest, December 8, 2012

The winner of a food-inspection competition discovered five illegal additives in half an hour, the Beijing Morning News reports.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:52am

China Digest, November 14, 2012

A former director of farm-machinery management in Chongqing was sentenced on Monday to 15 years in jail for accepting 3 million yuan in bribes and for embezzling 500,000 yuan in public money to operate his own business, China News Service reports. 

14 Nov 2012 - 4:49am

Budweiser and Stolichnaya fuming over starring role with drunk pilot

Denzel Washington's character in Flight drinks a lot, but his portrayal of a highly functioning alcoholic pilot isn't going down well with brewing company Anheuser-Busch or the distributor of Stolichnaya vodka.

7 Nov 2012 - 4:10am

Cocktail: Gangsta

Mikhael von Brasch, French despite the German-sounding name, is the mixologist at Tott's at The Excelsior and a traditionalist at heart.

1 Nov 2012 - 10:44am

Technology and wine move towards the future

Digital technology is dipping its toe into the world of wining and dining. At Aqua, Assaggio and FoFo by el Willy, patrons scroll through electronic wine lists. Touch-screen systems have arrived at Amo Eno wine bar and shop in Central.

1 Nov 2012 - 10:59am

From the Experts: Asian flush syndrome

While sitting in a bar in Singapore on a Friday evening earlier this month, watching revellers around me celebrate Oktoberfest, the annual German beer festival, it suddenly occurred to me there was a lot of red in the room.

1 Nov 2012 - 11:14am

Security contractor's employees drunk and on drugs in leaked video

A private security company working for the US government in Afghanistan is in hot water after a video surfaced allegedly showing several of its employees drunk and on drugs, US broadcaster ABC reported.

The video purportedly taken at an operations centre belonging to US defence contractor Jorge Scientific shows men with nude torsos downing vodka and wrestling with each other.

19 Oct 2012 - 5:19am

Mixed fortunes

Delhi's bar culture is catching up to those of other world cities faster than you can say 'dry martini'.

While visitors a decade ago would have been hard-pressed to find a decent cocktail outside of a five-star hotel, now there are a number of hip independent bars. And hotel bars have in turn upped their game. Blue Bar tajhotels.com

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am