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Biz Buzz: The bee’s new era

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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.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Tawdry tale of wine, fraud and spying grips Switzerland

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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.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PhilRice concocts variety of cocktails

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Tapuy rice wine

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.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Burgundy winemakers furious at sale of chateau to Chinese

Grape-pickers work among vineyards, picking grapes destined for the production of sparkling wine in the wine French region of Burgundy. 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.  AFP PHOTO/JEFF PACHOUD

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.

Posted: August 23rd, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian thirst for wine feeds new investment market

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ASIA’S THIRST FOR WINE  In this photo taken on Nov. 3, 2011, a visitor sits at a wine booth during the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair. Asia's thirst for rare and fine wine is moving beyond the dining table and into the boardroom, as the industry seeks to tickle the region's capital markets as well as its taste buds.  AP PHOTO/VINCENT YU

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.

Posted: November 20th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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