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Distilled Beverages

Cocktails Ichigo

With the heatwave showing no sign of abating, fruity refreshing cocktails and effective air conditioning are very much in season, and both can be enjoyed at Roka in Pacific Place.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 5:48pm

Margarita Huichol

It must be annoying being a tequila distiller. You wait eight to 12 years for your raw ingredient, the Agave tequilana plant, to grow.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Polish up your knowledge

There are two 'families' of special-designation sake: junmai (which doesn't have any added alcohol) and honjozo, which is mixed with a small amount of distilled clear alcohol called shochu.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Berliner German Bar and Restaurant

Berliner German Bar and Restaurant Shop G01B, D Deck, Discovery Bay. Tel 2987 8203

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Collision courses

Ever wondered what a cockroach-like insect tastes like when crunched between the teeth, whether boiled camel's paw is tender or tough, or if gulping back Chinese liquor guarantees a head-splitting hangover?

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


2-3/F Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central Tel: 2522 2608

The vibe: Hong Kong's latest members' only joint incorporates a lounge, club and terraces in a massive 12,000 sq ft space. On the third floor, Hyde Lounge - with its hardwood floors, leather sofas, and designer lamps - evokes a New York loft feel that is classy but unpretentious.

26 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Bel canto bella will be bringing more than jazz to Grappa's performance

They're selling her as a jazz singer, but Simona Molinari is more like an Italian Joss Stone or Norah Jones. Her style is a little bit jazz, a little mellow, maybe some pop with a dash of sultry vocals thrown in. Whatever the label, she's an up-and-coming singer from Naples making her Asia debut tour this month.

8 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Starter's road map to world of business

It has been just under 20 years since Belgian Jack Leblanc heeded a call to go to China and arrived in Chongqing with a suitcase of science books to teach at a university. The freshly minted nuclear physics graduate had abandoned the prospect of a car and a house in the Brussels suburbs for the unknowns of the teeming, riverside metropolis.

20 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Xu Weiqing

Former printer Xu Weiqing was quick to spot a gap in the market and opened a small store selling foreign-brand liquor in the increasingly popular yet traditional area of Jiaodaokou, in the heart of Beijing.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Liquor firm manager defends worker plan

A senior manager from Luzhou Laojiao, a Shenzhen-listed liquor manufacturer, has defended the company's decision to ask more than 80 employees in Beijing to resign and then sign new contracts.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am