Tag Archives: Seoul

• Guess who is responsible for reviving the word ‘mixologist’?

Guess who is responsible for reviving the word ‘mixologist’?

“WHAT’S with all the mixologists these days?” “Why aren’t bartenders content just to be called bartenders anymore?” I frowned as my editor griped about the sanctimonious self-regard of a class of workers once regarded as anonymous service minions (his words), then suggested I do a story on this outrageous barroom development. For a person whose […]

• Korean whisky market up for ‘premiumization’

The chief executive officer of Pernod Ricard said Thursday that the French-based global company sees the Korean market as mature for its diverse premium spirits. “The strategy is to go for premium products,” said Pierre Pringuet during an exclusive interview with The Korea Times in a Seoul hotel. Pringuet coined the word “premiumization.” He said […]

• Award winning Korean-owned Dana Estates designated official wines of the G-20 Summit

Award winning Korean-owned Dana Estates designated official wines of the G-20 Summit

When Korean vintner Lee Hi-sang first went to Napa Valley during the late 1990s to buy land, there were few people who wanted to sell to a foreigner with no experience running a winery. More than a decade later, Onda d’Oro -a cabernet sauvignon produced by Dana Estates, Lee’s winery in Napa Valley, Calif. – […]