Cocktails on Tap

Taiwanese drink maestro Angus Zou and Tasting Group’s Antonio Lai a few months ago unveiled their “cocktails on tap” bar concept in Hong Kong....

The Outlook For Coffee

As Asia continues its love affair with coffee, Robin Lynam looks at how the industry is responding. Asia’s lively coffee culture continues to thrive, and...

In Tokyo the Robots are really taking over

At the fully automatic Henn na Café (Strange Café), a robot serves both freshly brewed filter coffee and delicious coffee specialities from the Melitta...

English Sparkling Wine Nyetimber Expands Across Asia

Located in West Chiltington, West Sussex, with 260 hectares of vineyards across three counties of Southern England – Sussex, Hampshire and Kent – Nyetimber...

Sake goes Bordeaux

Winemaker Olivier Sublett likes to call his new rice drink a Bordeaux-style French saké. Called Le Guishu, it is gaining fans across Asia. Mischa...

The trouble with Vodka

Challenging times ahead for this clear spirit as Robin Lynam discovers. In Asia, for many bartenders and drinkers the perception of vodka is that there’s...

Raising the Bar

The introduction of automatic minibars has been a major development for hotels and restaurants. What are the arguments for and against? Donald Gasper speaks...

A Taste for Competition

Mixologists and baristas would be lost without the convenience of bottled flavourings and syrups. Robin Lynam on what’s available. The range of bottled flavourings available...

A Spirited Performance

Gin is not taking a back seat as Robin Lynam discovers.  The global love affair with gin goes on. In 2016, the most recent year...

Rarest of Rare drams

A bottle of the extremely rare Macallan Valerio Adami 1926, bottled in 1986, was auctioned at Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh recently for £848,000.  Macallan...

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