Singapore customs uncovers 70k cans of smuggled beer

Nearly 70,000 cans of smuggled beers were busted by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in Singapore this month, a huge haul with unpaid duty amounted to S$86,580 (US$65393) and additional goods and service tax (GST) of S$20,140 (US$15,211).

Self-taught Bangkok chef named Asia’s Best Female Chef 2018

Bongkoch ‘Bee’ Satongun, chef of Michelin-starred Paste restaurant in Bangkok, has been named elit Vodka Asia’s Best Female Chef 2018, for her well defined traditional Thai cuisine.

Chef André Chiang to receive Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award

Taiwan-born André Chiang, the acclaimed chef of Restaurant André in Singapore and Raw in Taipei, has been named the 2018 recipient of The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award – Asia, making him the first Chinese chef to receive this honour.

Treasury launches legal action against Penfolds copycat ‘Rush Rich’

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has filed legal action against "copycat" producer Rush Rich in Australia over trademark infringements that it claims "exploit TWE's iconic Penfolds brand", as well as its Chinese transliteration of Ben Fu.

Japan to raise beer prices

January 5th, 2018

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