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Japan – Tipple Tourism

This is a guest post from Imogen Reed. Drinking plays an important role in Japanese society and due to the use of local ingredients like wheat, rice, potatoes and water causing products to have an intimate link with regional climate and culture, Japanese drink production is often referred to as a process that crystallises the […]


Magazine Subscription Giveaway!

Zinio “The Worlds Largest Newsstand” recently contacted me to tell me about their current promotion for their digital magazine service. They’re giving away 3 iPad Minis in the next couple weeks and everyone who enters to win will get $5 towards a magazine subscription of their choice. They’ve also launched their Black Friday deals. There […]


What is an Off License?

“What is an Off-License?“ I was asked this once by an American guy (at least I think he was American), and it caught me by surprise he didn’t know, but then of course booze shops are called different things all over the world! So I thought I’d list a few of them, so on your […]


Beaujolais Nouveau 2011

It’s coming up to that Beaujolais Nouveau time of the year again, and due to time differences Japan always gets it first, and is probably the only country that still gets excited about it. The convenience stores have pre-order flyers so you can make sure you get yours as soon as possible. My boss always […]


Wine Clubs Specialize in the Unique

Many wine clubs offer unique, hard to find wines made by small wineries.

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