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Vodka to blame for high death risk in Russian men

Vodka. AFP

Russian men who down large amounts of vodka – and too many do – have an “extraordinarily” high risk of an early death, a new study says.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Catching vodka in the air

JAPAN’S Koki Yokoyama, first runner-up; Philippines’ Genrev Bacasno, champion; South Korea’s Daniel Lee, second runner-up. PHOTO BY ARNOLD ALMACEN

For a second, the crowd held its breath as Genrev “The Revolution” Bacasno threw the vodka in the air. It seemed an impossible attempt to catch the liquid that flew a foot or two above his head.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Build your own bar

Clifford says: “You’ll need the basics, the clear spirits— that’s vodka, tequila, gin, rum. Those are the four basics for cocktails. You can start with those. Then you can use sodas, juices, triple sec, lime juice, curaçao and grenadine.”

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Super | Read More »

Risking life and limb to make Philippine ‘vodka’

In this photo taken on November 15, 2012, tapper Eugenio Andaya, pours his harvest of coconut sap to be used in a local wine called 'tuba' the raw material for Lambanog in Tayabas, Quezon Province, south of Manila.  With their huge copper vats and open fires, little-known backyard liquor makers have toiled for generations in Philippine coconut farms to distill the country's answer to Russian vodka. Extracted from the sap of the coconut, the "lambanog" was once considered a lowly peasant's drink whose potency they claim puts those of well-known liquors and spirits around the world in the shade.  AFP  / JAY DIRECTO

With their huge copper vats and open fires, little-known backyard liquor makers have toiled for generations on Philippine coconut farms to distill their equivalent of Russian vodka.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Winter wheat plus copper equals super-premium vodka


As far as Swiss vodka company Absolut is concerned, winter is the best time of year.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Food,Headlines | Read More »