Wine Bottle

Students throw away lots of plastic bottles

Students throw away an estimated 20 million plastic water bottles every year. That is equivalent to the area of 16 football fields.

Tuesday, 29 May, 2012, 12:00am

Continental drifting through Wan Chai

Your Mediterranean summer holiday may still be a month or two away, but you can still enjoy a taste of Europe with an early evening bar-to-bar stroll around Wan Chai.

The focus of the area has changed considerably in recent years and a decent wine list is no longer a Wan Chai rarity.

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

Message in a bottle

While writers and filmmakers have focused on the significance of what is inside washed-ashore wine bottles, few seem to have considered the message emanating from the vessel itself. With its voluptuous mouth, slim neck, soft shoulders and curvaceous body, the wine bottle has been sending romantic messages to wine lovers for centuries.

8 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Tax dispute may have provoked attack

A tax-related dispute might have provoked the arson attack at Revenue Tower in Wan Chai that led to the evacuation of about 600 office workers, a police source said yesterday.

The 51-year-old man arrested in connection with the case owns a laundry, according to the source.

4 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Bottles and boxes

'Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get' Forrest Gump

What are these boxes?

1 a cool box

a. a box for presenting a gift

b. an insulated box used for keeping food and drinks cold

2 a press box

a. a wooden box where fruit is kept

5 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Unplugged Mayer not quite enough to turn on demanding party animals

Sometimes too much hype can do you in. With so much anticipation for accessory brand Coach's West Kowloon bash on Friday, it was inevitable that expectation exceeded execution. Buzz had been swirling since word came out (OK, maybe we leaked the info) that singer John Mayer (right) would be the guest entertainer for the flagship store opening celebration.

2 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Photo Essay

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

10 May 2008 - 12:00am


As goddess of the sea, Tin Hau is venerated for the protection she offers to fishermen and sailors. Boats have long had a love-hate relationship with the gentler sex. Women are either the source of bad luck or they bring seafarers the best of fortune.

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


What do beer, perfume, medicine and cosmetics have in common? A corkscrew has been needed to open containers of them all at one time or another. Originally known as bottle-screws, corkscrews were invented in England in the mid-1600s to wrest open bottles of beer and cider.

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Pop Culture

These days, it seems, we no longer get a kick from mere champagne. Now it has to come in a limited-edition designer bottle.

5 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Customs seizes record haul of untaxed liquor and beer

Customs officers have made their biggest seizure of untaxed, mainland-made liquor in five years and arrested three people.

The seizure of 37,701 bottles of herbal and rice wines, red wine and beer - 12,832 litres in all - is 12 times the amount seized in the whole of last year.

1 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Recall for cough medicine with wrong label

3 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

glass acts

With summer on the way and clouds (hopefully) clearing, the opportunity to grab your favourite nibbles and tipples and whisk your beau off for a romantic picnic should be high on your list of priorities. Attempting to look stylish with a bulky picnic basket slung across your arm, however, is an exercise in futility.

5 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Deciphering the colour code

According to www.colour, colour is used to balance and enhance the body's energy centres, and help stimulate the body's healing process.

27 May 2005 - 12:00am

Size matters

As convenient as that jumbo-size, big-enough-for-a-small-country, mega-bottle of your favourite product may be, usually a small amount is really enough. Bigger isn't always better because bottles often end up half-used, cluttering the bathroom - the victims of boredom or below-par performance.

27 Nov 2002 - 12:00am