Tag Archives: Southeast Asia

• Beware in Bali. Backpacker blinded by methanol cocktail

Beware in Bali. Backpacker blinded by methanol cocktail

Emergency doctors are warning about the dangers of tainted cocktails in South-East Asia after a 19-year-old American woman was left with permanent visual impairment after consuming multiple drinks containing methanol. The backpacker drank eight to 10 complementary cocktails at two Bali bars and arrived in New Zealand 35 hours later suffering shortness of breath and […]

• Truant Bronx Cobra Could End Up In Your Next Cocktail

Truant Bronx Cobra Could End Up In Your Next Cocktail

This past week in New York City, a cobra was wandering the mean streets. Lost, alone, and apparently armed with a smartphone as she tweeted about the people she supposedly met and places she visited. Now that she is safely back in the safety of her home at the Bronx Zoo, she should pause and […]

• You Have Til May To Bid On The World’s Oldest Bottled Single Malt Whisky

You Have Til May To Bid On The World’s Oldest Bottled Single Malt Whisky

The world’s oldest bottled single malt whisky, Mortlach 70 Year Old / 1938 – which is also the first ever 70-year-old Single Malt Scotch whisky bottled for retail sale, is now available in Singapore. There are only fifty-four (54) 70cl bottles in the world but only one (1) has been brought to Southeast Asia. A […]

• One World, One Food

One World, One Food

The following is an article that isn’t about booze but is relevant to “we are what we eat” and that includes the grapes that make wine. It is written by Jon Rimmerman, thoughtful founder of the wondrous Garagiste . Garagiste: \ga-räzh-eest\ noun, French, from “garer”—to dock, to protect 1. a passionate winemaker who creates fine […]