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Vietnam's 12-hour Tet cake worth the wait

Hanoi - She may be edging into her nineties, but Tran Thi Tam still refuses to serve her children store-bought banh chung, the savoury rice cake prepared in a frenzy during Vietnam's lunar new year festival known as Tet.

No charges over girl dying after 'choking on Kinder Surprise toy'

Toulouse - French prosecutors say no criminal charges will be brought against Italian confectionery giant Ferrero over allegations a three-year-old girl died after choking on a toy from a Kinder Surprise chocolate egg.

World's oldest tea found in Chinese emperor's tomb

Paris - The tomb of a Chinese emperor who lived more than 2,100 years ago has yielded the oldest remains of tea, said researchers who used it to re-date part of the ancient Asian Silk Road.

German brewers cheer 500th birthday of beer purity law

Berlin - German brewers will be clinking glasses this year to the 500th anniversary of their "purity law", even as craft label designers complain the decree is cramping their style.

Drink driving rates for young people in U.S. 'are better'

Washington - Driving under the influence of alcohol and alcohol and marijuana for young adults (aged 16−25) has declined in the U.S., according to a new report.

Six special gins tried and tasted Special

Saint Albans - Drinks tasting events provide a good way to sample different products, especially those produced by smaller distilleries or breweries. One spirit that is standing out at the moment is gin. Digital Journal visited a tasting event in St. Albans.

Drink and be? Four types of drunkenness discovered

New research conducted in the U.S. has categorized the drunken personalities that people adopt as: “Mary Poppins”, “Hemingway”, “Nutty Professor” or “Mr Hyde”. Do you agree, and, if you drink, which one is your closest match?

Protesters muzzled at Chinese dog meat festival

Yulin - Campaigners protesting at China's annual dog meat festival, which sees thousands of canines butchered and eaten, were forcibly dispersed by unidentified men Monday as they tried to rally outside a government office.

Review: The mysterious Finlaggan whisky — An Islay gem Special

Edinburgh - Digital Journal presents its seventh selected whisky for review. After tasting the highly popular Glenlivet 12 year-old last time we're looking at something altogether rarer and more mysterious: Finlaggan.

KFC to bring edible coffee cups to the UK

Food chain KFC has announced that UK customers will soon be able to eat their coffee cup thanks to the development of a new heat-resistant chocolate coated cookie biscuit.

Coffee could lower risk of endometrial cancer

New research has found a link between regularly drinking coffee and a 20% decreased risk of endometrial cancer which currently affects around 1 in 37 US women in their lifetime, adding to the potential health benefits of consuming the popular beverage.

Stars ready to eat and drink at Golden Globe Awards

Beverly Hills - When it comes to the menu for the Golden Globes, it is all about the calories. Or cutting them a bit. The 72nd Golden Globe Awards airs on NBC Sunday, Jan. 11.

College Pres: Rape happens because you drink and have casual sex

Donald Eastman, president of Eckerd College, recently said that the student body is blaming sexual assault on heavy drinking and casual sex.

One in four young people in Briton never drink alcohol

According to a new report, one in four 16-30 year olds in England do not drink alcohol at all. They said they prefer to use the internet than go out drinking.

ICYMI: First there were beer slushies, now you can make your own

Tokyo - Japanese beer slushie innovator Kirin Ichiban launches the home-sized frozen brew machine, less than two years since his frosty beverages hit the scene.

Op-Ed: North Charleston man facing federal charges over $.89 refill

North Charleston - A North Charleston man is now facing federal charges over an $0.89 drink refill. Christopher Lewis says he was not aware that refills at the VA Medical Center in North Charleston were not free.

Diageo doubles bid for India's United Spirits, shares surge

London - Diageo launched on Tuesday a new $1.9-billion offer to take control of Indian whisky maker United Spirits as the British drinks giant chases expansion in emerging markets.The doubled offer worth 1.

Campari buys Averna brand, eyes US cocktail bars

Rome - Italian drinks company Campari on Tuesday announced it was buying the owner of the Averna digestif brand in a 103.75 million euro ($143.34 million) deal and said it hoped for a boost from new trends in the United States.

Can coffee cut cancer risk?

New evidence suggests that daily coffee consumption may cut a person’s risk of developing a form of liver cancer. Coffee also prevents diabetes, a known risk factor for liver cancer.

Internet lords keep .wine bottled for now

San Francisco - Internet overseers are keeping .WINE and .

Toms thrives mixing business with social good

Vancouver - From putting shoes on poor children's feet to providing Internet from balloons in the sky, Internet Age companies are catching on to the power of mixing business with social good.TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie championed the idea at a prestigious TED conf...

Yahoo serves up Yelp user reviews

San Francisco - Yahoo on Wednesday began serving up Yelp reviews in US search results as it sought to win users away from Google."We're thrilled to announce that we've partnered with Yelp," Yahoo product management senior director Anand Chandrasekaran said in a blog p...

Op-Ed: Whisky review #2: Jameson Special

Dublin - In the second of our series of whisky reviews we're going to look at Jameson Irish Whiskey, a beautifully smooth blended whisky.

Charity warns over Neknominate drinking craze

London - Health experts in Britain on Wednesday warned of the dangers of the online drinking game Neknominate, which has been blamed for several deaths.The craze involves people filming themselves consuming large amounts of alcohol rapidly, then nominating some...

Pernod Ricard knocked back by sales drop in China

Paris - Global drinks giant Pernod Ricard issued a profit warning on Thursday, blaming a 20-percent drop in thirst for its products in China, and announced cost-cutting.The net half-year result fell by 2.0 percent to 839 million euros ($1.15 billion), and the ...

In U.S. 'natural' food may be anything but

Washington - In the United States, pre-packaged foods loaded with artificial ingredients and chemicals can make it onto grocery store shelves boasting the label "natural."Why? Because in America, there is no definition of "natural.

Beer tasting with a robotic twist

Paris - Spanish researchers have created an electronic "tongue" capable of distinguishing between beer varieties and their alcohol content.

Vodka key to Russian men's high death rate

Paris - Vodka was a key contributor to the high death rate of Russian men under 55, according to researchers who highlighted the near-immediate, life-extending benefits of cutting back.

Diageo purchases Peligroso tequila brand

London - Britain's Diageo, the world's biggest producer of alcoholic drinks, announced on Monday that it has bought premium tequila brand Peligroso for an undisclosed amount.

Colombia gets tough on drunk driving

Bogot - Colombia is cracking down on drunk driving, imposing a fine nearly 50 times the country's minimum monthly wage as it tries to set an example for Latin America.
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