By the staff
His retirement was announced a year ago but when it was time for him to step down as chief executive officer of Jollibee Foods Corp., there wasn’t any fanfare or moving tribute during his last stockholders’ meeting as CEO last Friday befitting the man who had led the homegrown company to become an international fast-food giant.
A bizarre scandal is swirling around one of Switzerland’s leading wine producers after he was arrested last week along with a computer hacker, a detective and a spy.
By Princess Daisy C. Ominga
How does a tall glass of Isabela Secret cocktail sound to you? Or do you prefer the extra kick of a Sarangani Punch cocktail? These are just some of the Tapuy Cocktail blends being launched by PhilRice, a government corporate entity attached to the Department of Agriculture. Their research on the different uses of rice led to an improved version of tapuy, a naturally fermented alcoholic beverage made from cooked glutinous rice and starter culture locally known as “bubod.” This local rice wine is often served during feasts by the mountain tribes in the Cordilleras.
Winemakers in one of Burgundy’s most prestigious areas have voiced dismay at the sale of the historic Chateau de Gevrey-Chambertin and its vineyards to a Chinese businessman.
By Beh Lih Yi
Asia’s thirst for rare and fine wine is moving beyond the dining table as the industry seeks to tickle the region’s capital markets as well as its taste buds.