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Endless West: Molecular Spirits Startup Raises US$21M To Expand Low Carbon Footprint Products Across U.S.

3 Mins Read Spirits and technology startup Endless West has raised US$21M in a series B funding to expand the distribution of its environmentally friendly spirits inspired by whiskey, wine, and sake, across the U.S., and the funding, will help scale the R&D and its B2B platform. U.S.-based molecular company, Endless West’s recent funding round includes backing from […]

Cameron Diaz & Katherine Power Launch Vegan Wine Brand

2 Mins Read Hollywood star Cameron Diaz and Clique Brands founder Katherine Power has just launched a new vegan wine company. Called Avaline, the brand offers plant-based and cruelty-free wines made with organic and clean ingredients, and is completely free from isinglass or eggs, which are commonly used in the winemaking process.  For now, Avaline stocks two wines […]

EcoSPIRITS: World’s First Zero-Waste Alcohol Bottle Packaging Solution

4 Mins Read Singapore-based spirits distributor Proof & Company has just launched its zero-waste solution to spirits packaging, ecoSPIRITS. Their technology is the first of its kind in the world to tackle the carbon footprint and waste associated with single-use glass in the alcohol industry, and the company hopes to be able to close the loop for spirit […]

BLACKOUT by Brut! Hong Kong’s First Electricity-Free Dining Experience

4 Mins Read Stepping inside the effortlessly cool Brut! in Sai Ying Pun, the melodic tunes coming from musician Alex Purdue’s live acoustic guitar is slow and steady, setting the mood perfectly. In one of Hong Kong’s trendiest ‘hoods, the year-old wine bar/eatery is a standout thanks to uber stylish minimalism meets warm service, outstanding food and a […]

Hong Kong Guide: Where To Stock Up On The Best Natural Wines

5 Mins Read Unfiltered. Raw. As real as it gets. In wine-speak, it’s called natural. Made without chemical, sulfites, and with minimal technological intervention (or low-intervention) in growing grapes, the natural wine scene has exploded in recent years. A mainstay in countries like Europe and Australia, where independent winemakers and growers cultivate in tiny batches and advocate a return […]

Green Queen Recommends: Hong Kong’s Best Green Wine

5 Mins Read Who doesn’t love a full glass of (green) wine after a long day at the office? Now that you know everything there is to know about organic, biodynamic and vegan wines (for a refresher, try here and here), the next step is where to buy the goods. Green Queen has put together this handy Hong Kong green wine […]

Vino Lowdown: Quick Overview Of Biodynamic, Vegan & Vegetarian Wine

3 Mins Read In Part 1 of this series, we covered what it means for a wine to be organic, what sulfites are and why they can be harmful. In Part 2 below, we explain how biodynamic wine is different from organic wine and what exactly is vegan wine.  What is Biodynamic Wine? A biodynamic winery is philosophically […]

Organic Wine and Sulfites: A Drinker’s Guide

2 Mins Read Organic wine has graduated from a hippie dream to a bona-fide mega growth industry, one that no one can afford to ignore any longer. Love your evening vino but want to drink green? Know your way around the wine aisles and the difference between a vegan and a biodynamic wine! Stay informed with our handy […]

Wednesday Word Day: Biodynamic

< 1 Min Today’s word is: biodynamic /baɪəʊdaɪˈnæmɪk/ an agricultural term that refers to a specific methodology of farming which embraces a holistic philosophy and uses the symbiotic relationships between the soil, plants and animals to produce in the most self-sustaining way possible.