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If you are thinking of hosting an intimate party at home this coming weekend since most bars will be closed due to the latest pandemic regulations, it’s high time you learn how to make those highly-raved bar favourites in your own home! However, when it comes to hosting a gathering, the last time you want is to be behind the bar all night, mixing drinks for your guests. So the natural solution is to make your drinks in bigger batches, so all there is left to do would be to refill. Read on to find out how you can easily...

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Thinking of getting into the wine game? Well, one of the first things to do would be to learn how to choose a good bottle of wine. What constitutes a good bottle of wine, you ask?  Good wines are a balance of the terroir (the French term for describing the combination of environmental effects upon the grape), the grape and the hand of the winemaker. While it is easy to say that any good year produces a good wine, that is simply not true. A good winemaker learns to coax the best out of any grape, regardless of whether the...

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Cider - the crisp, complex, alcoholic beverage made from pressed apples that originated in Britain, but what is cider exactly? Cider is basically fermented apple juice fermented by fruit-borne yeast or added yeast. There are sparkling and still variations, but it mostly depends on what type of apples are being used and the production process. Ciders commonly found in Singapore are typically low in alcohol content with about 3-4% ABV, but most ciders are about 6-8% ABV, with some French variations going up to above 10% ABV. Most American ciders are produced with Winesaps and Golden Russets, which are also...

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Buying gifts is a tricky affair. Much like gifting alcohol, you will have to know the likes, dislikes and taste preferences of the recipient. On top of that, you will need to consider the price range and whether the alcohol is appropriate for the occasion. However, when alcohol gifting is done right, you can expect to leave a good impression on the recipient and come off as a courteous guest or gift-giver with remarkable taste. Read on to find out the right alcohol to bring along when you are attending your next dinner party. 1. Housewarmings As Singaporeans, we typically...

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Singapore has gone from Circuit Breaker to Phase 3 then back to Phase 2 in the span of a year. Even though Covid-19 regulations have changed several times, one thing remains constant - no alcohol served after 10:30 pm in your favourite bars or restaurants. If you haven’t got your favourite booze stocked up at home for nights when you have your best buddies over, now is the best time, since it doesn’t look like the government is going to ease the rules regarding alcohol consumption during the pandemic. Keep reading to find out the basic essentials and must-have liquors...

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