South Korea

South Korea warns of health hazards of wasp-infused soju

The South Korean government has issued a warning to try and halt a rising trend in the country for mixing wasps into the popular spirit 'soju' to create a 'tonic' that has perceived health benefits.

Bottega opens wine lounge in South Korea

The Italian wine producer Bottega has opened a lounge in Seoul, South Korea, offering a range of wines, spirits and liquors, the company has announced.

Which Asian country drinks the most?

A recently available 2015 report by WHO shows that South Koreans are Asia’s heaviest drinkers with the highest per capita alcohol consumption, thanks to Koreans’ taste for Soju, their fermented rice wine.

Gordon Ramsay defends his endorsement of South Korean ‘beer of the people’

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has said he is "far from embarrassed" after his endorsement of South Korean lager brand Cass, which has been branded "the worst beer in the world," caused critics to question his credibility. 

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