Why would anyone ever pay $558,000 for a bottle of Burgundy?

WHEN A private Asian collector bid an eye-popping $558,000 for a single bottle of 1945 Romanée-Conti at Sotheby’s sale this past Saturday in New York, a world record was smashed. This was not just the highest price ever reached for a 750 ml bottle of Burgundy, but also the highest for any bottle of wine ever at auction. The post Why would anyone ever pay $558,000 for a bottle of Burgundy? appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineOct 17th, 2018

Mother Earth’s '10YearChallenge does not look good

Environmental groups have joined in the social media trend known as the “10 year challenge” by sharing pictures of pollution and climate change phenomena that are threatening the Earth. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines posted an image of a used plastic bottle to show the effect of plastic wastes on the environment. Meanwhile, […] The post Mother Earth’s #10YearChallenge does not look good appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News12 hr. 36 min. ago

Azkals coach cancels dinner plans with old foe after PH’s 3-0 loss to China

Sour Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson scrapped dinner plans with old foe Marcello Lippi after China thrashed his Philippines side 3-0 on Friday to reach the last 16 of the Asian Cup. China's star striker Wu Lei fired a brilliant double against the Filipino 'Street Dogs' in Abu Dhabi as Lippi emerged victorious in a heavyweight coaching clash. As is custom between the two elder statesmen of the game, the loser buys the other dinner, washed down with a vintage bottle of wine. But Eriksson had little stomach for the old pals' act when the septuagenarians embraced after the match. "No, no dinner plans," snapped the former England manager. "I was not in a very good mood for a long di...Keep on reading: Azkals coach cancels dinner plans with old foe after PH’s 3-0 loss to China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019


My househelp said over the weekend that her one big wish is to stop smoking; she did not say it, but sometimes mentioned she wanted to say goodbye for good to a husband who spent the whole day just lazing around with a bottle of Tanduay beside him......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Scuffle at pizza stall started with ‘confused’ customers over bottle cap policy

Spectators of a Magic on Ice show who were captured on video throwing expletives at a crew member of a popular pizza parlor, got heavily criticized on social media. The video posted on December 26 showed an elderly couple cussing at a female staff of the Pizza Hut stall at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon […] The post Scuffle at pizza stall started with ‘confused’ customers over bottle cap policy appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

‘Namamasko po!’ When celebs went caroling

(Conclusion) In this part two of our forum, the Inquirer interviewed other singers and musicians, who reminisced about some of their most unforgettable experiences going from one doorstep to another---with makeshift instruments in tow---in hopes of chancing upon a household that wouldn't drive them away before they could even sing a single word.   KYLA I grew up in Tondo. My friends and I used to collect cola bottle crowns on the street, hammer them flat, punch holes in them, and turn them into makeshift tambourines. We also used dishpans, spoons and forks as instruments. We went from house to house. We knocked on doors and begged that their gates be opened. So...Keep on reading: ‘Namamasko po!’ When celebs went caroling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

French wine market to shrink further, but organics surge—report

Sales of French wines made with organically grown grapes are set to double between now and 2022, even as the downward trend for overall wine consumption appears firmly in place, an industry research group reported Friday. Sales from vineyards which have quit using chemical pesticides to protect against pests and mold made up just 3.7 percent of the French market last year, with nearly 9.3 million 12-bottle cases sold, Britain's IWSR Drinks Market Analysis group said. But that was more than twice the 4.6 million cases sold in 2012, and surging demand is expected to propel sales to 17.3 million cases by 2022. And organic vineyards are able to command higher prices fr...Keep on reading: French wine market to shrink further, but organics surge—report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

Tasting France in a glass

WITHIN EVERY bottle of wine is a summary of time and space in which a wine was made: from every drop of sunlight and rain, to the air and the soil from which the vines absorb life......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Know your beer: A social butterfly’s guide to premium brews

MANILA, Philippines – Many occasions call for a cold bottle of beer. And depending on the occasion, we are expected to function differently. Most of the time, the beer we drink decides which kind of visitor we are – and of course, we would always want to be the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Where were you when you first heard about magnetic scrap lifters?

YEARS from now, I reckon, we shall be asking ourselves that question. For the record, I was sitting in the café of the Senate building in Manila with a bottle...READ MORE The post Where were you when you first heard about magnetic scrap lifters? appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Four Dishes to Pair with Your Favorite Beer

October has arrived and for many, it’s the time to pop open a bottle of beer and say cheers! But you don’t have to go to a pub or bar to celebrate Oktoberfest – why not take a bottle (or two) home and enjoy it in the comfort of your own home. And what’s even […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Black Label – Manila Picture

Image published by tc_manasan on 2010-09-19 16:53:16 and used under Creative Commons license. Tagged: , liquor , bottle , black label , johnnie walker , family , hotel , manasan , manila , sofitel , trip , d90 link: Black Label – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Not just organic, but vegan too

A BOTTLE of wine holds within its confines time and space, for a wine maker has distilled into a liquid the soil, the sunshine, and the care that went into making it. An Australian wine maker is proud to say that he has done that, all while embracing nature and minimizing Man’s touch......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

'BSideForever: A nostalgic account of the iconic Makati spot

The first time I went to B-Side was in 2013---a college blockmate invited us to watch Wolfgang, Kamikazee, and Valley of Chrome. I remember being right in front and my leg was hitting the metal barricades because of the volume of people;Jay Contreras tried to crowdsurf; and I went home smelling like beer---not because I got wasted, but some drunk guy accidentally spilled his bottle on my head while I was sitting on the floor. But it was still a fun night, nonetheless. Since then, B-Side has become one of my favorite venues to go to for local gigs (especially the music fests that last until dawn) and also food. The murals and graffiti on the walls added to its charm. I'm sure many ...Keep on reading: #BSideForever: A nostalgic account of the iconic Makati spot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Teens steal from weed shop, get away with oregano

Teenagers burgled a pot dispensary in Colorado by slamming a van into the store and grabbing display items. However, no one's worried that the minors are getting high. The owner told KKTV 11 News in a report yesterday, Sept. 26 that the store, Native Roots had herbs --- particularly oregano --- on display. There was also an attempt to break into a locked area of the store. Unable to enter, the suspects resorted to stealing t-shirts, as per KGMH-TV. The incident occurred at around 1 a.m. and was seen by a number of witnesses. One of the bystanders, Brent Wrathbone called the cops as he saw the teenagers walking out with what looked like bunches of weed. A beer bottle was flung at h...Keep on reading: Teens steal from weed shop, get away with oregano.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

Heart Evangelista causes a stir for carrying bottle of Chanel No. 5 in an airplane

How did Heart Evangelista get away with carrying a bottle of perfume and water inside a plane, even though it is against the rules? Evangelista posted her view from a plane seat while traveling to another country, as seen in a photo she posted on Instagram last Thursday, Sept. 20. Aside from some fashion magazines and a pouch, the photo showed a bottle of the perfume Chanel No. 5 and Evian bottled water. One netizen, @pamswineglass, noticed the perfume and commented, "Funny how that [C]hanel #5 wasn't confiscated." Agreeing with her was another netizen, @iamsweetcherry, who also wondered how come the perfume bottle was not confiscated, although the bottled water could ha...Keep on reading: Heart Evangelista causes a stir for carrying bottle of Chanel No. 5 in an airplane.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Champagne in space

FUTURE SPACE tourists may be able to toast the view from orbit with fine champagne, after designers came up with a high-tech bottle made for knocking back bubbly in zero gravity. The post Champagne in space appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Erehwon Center celebrates the arts with two-day ‘Fiesta’

A Nick Joaquin sculpture, his trademark beer bottle raised in his hand, greets the visitor at the entrance of Erehwon Center for the Arts in Old Balara, Quezon City, a home for the seven lively arts owned by businessman-art dealer Rafael Benitez. Proceed to the third level and you find yourself in the memorabilia room of the "master story-teller," one of the many artists Erehwon has chosen to honor in one way or the other. The four-story building has many other features, like an abstract mural in the penthouse and a grim mural protesting the atrocities of martial law in the third story, rehearsal hall for dancers and musicians, paintings, music studio, even a dormitory for artists...Keep on reading: Erehwon Center celebrates the arts with two-day ‘Fiesta’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

OPCW: Novichok killed Briton

THE HAGUE — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons or the OPCW confirmed that it was the Soviet-developed Novichok nerve agent that poisoned a British couple earlier this year. Dawn Sturgess, a 44-year-old mother of three, died on 8 July after being exposed to the poison contained in a perfume bottle that her […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

QC launches Waste Market program

THE Quezon City Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department (EPWMD) launched a new recycling campaign to combat the use of single-use plastics at the city hall compound, dubbed as Waste Market Program. City hall employees and nearby residents can trade a kilo of single-use plastic bottles to a reusable water bottle at the Materials Recovery… link: QC launches Waste Market program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Djokovic turns to ‘survival mode’ to win at steamy US Open

NEW YORK --- His cheeks red, hair matted with sweat, Novak Djokovic appeared to be in such distress as he trudged to a changeover on a steamy U.S. Open afternoon that someone suggested it would be a good idea to have a trash can at the ready, just in case he lost his lunch. Djokovic sat down and removed his shirt. He guzzled water from a plastic bottle. He placed one cold towel around his neck, a second across his lap and a third between his bare upper back and the seat. He was not even 1 hours into his first match at Flushing Meadows in two years, and while Djokovic eventually would get past Marton Fucsovics 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 Tuesday, it was a bit of an ordeal. "Survival...Keep on reading: Djokovic turns to ‘survival mode’ to win at steamy US Open.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018