By Carolyn Evans Hammond Special to the Star Fri., July 20, 2018 Whether you’re drawn to crushed velvet Cabernet Sauvignon, cool and silky Pinot Grigio, or creamy-rich oaked Chardonnay, one thing is certain: a wine’s texture matters as much as its flavour. And every wine style has its hallmark mouthfeel. Experience the diversity yourself with these five quintessential examples, each of which offers outstanding value for money. Wine recommendations Silky 2017 Two Oceans Pinot Grigio, South Africa (AB: Various locations; BC: BC Liquor Stores 267922 $9.29 till Jul. 28, reg. $10.29; NS: NSLC 1011459 $12.99; ON: LCBO 295022 $10.35) Barely-there aromas of stone fruit lead to a silky wash of apricot, lemon zest and a whisper of white flowers that feels glossy and cool — like it’s been polished to a high sheen. Pour this Pinot Grigio with confidence all summer long, chilled down, with all sorts of grilled finger foods as well as spicy … [Read more...] about Mouthfeel is king in these five wines ranging from silky to plush
KUANTAN: The Cadet Mylesen programme that helps students, aged 16 years and above, to take the B2 class motorcycle licence will begin this month. Pahang Road Transport Department (JPJ) director Mohammad Abdullah said the programme would be implemented in collaboration with the State Education Department (NRD) and the schools to select eligible students. "The Cadet Mylesen programme aims to reduce the number of motorcyclists who do not have driving licences and who use 'ghost' licences, especially within that age range. "The first intake will comprise 30 students around Kuantan who will start training at driving institutes around the area," he said. Muhammad was speaking to reporters at the Aidilfitri Open House organised by Pahang JPJ here today. The participants are offered to take their B2 licence at RM199, compared to the ceiling market price of RM350 via the Cadet Mylesen programme, he said. — Bernama … [Read more...] about Cadet Mylesen programme for students to take B2 licence begins this month
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Stay-at-home mother Anna Wei wanted the best milk formula to feed her firstborn, so she chose the most expensive brand her money could buy: Platinum by a2 Milk Company Ltd."I always felt that the higher the price, the better the quality," said 28-year-old Wei, who lives in Shanghai.Buyers like Wei have fanned a phenomenal success for New Zealand-based a2 Milk and its controversial milk powder that is marketed as easier to digest than conventional milk because it lacks the A1 caesin protein.As other dairy makers held back from selling similar milk, skeptical about its benefits and wary of undermining their regular milk sales, a2's revenue more than tripled in the three years to June 2017 as Chinese parents embraced it. The company's share price rocketed nearly 2,000 percent.Regular milk contains both A1 and A2 proteins but some cows naturally produce milk without the A1 protein. Proponents of A2-only milk say the A1 protein causes indigestion for many people, while … [Read more...] about Competition heats up for controversial a2 Milk Company
Xaomi has unveiled its much-speculated smartphone Mi 6X with dual camera in its home country China. The new mid-range device is expected to be released outside China as Mi A2. The Xiaomi Mi 6X (Mi A2) resembles the Redmi Note 5, called Redmi Note 5 in India, which was launched in China last month, in terms of design but they are different altogether in terms of specifications. The Xiaomi Mi 6X sports a 5.99-inch full HD+ screen with 1,080 x 2,160 pixels (403 ppi density) and 18:9 aspect ratio, powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor clocking at 2.2GHz, runs MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system, and comes in three variants -- 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. The device features a dual 20MP Sony IMX486 sensor (F/1.75 aperture, 1.25µm pixel size) + 20MP Sony IMX376 (f/1.8 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size) main camera with Artificial Intelligence (AI), a 20MP Sony IMX376 front-snapper with F/1.75 aperture, and … [Read more...] about Xiaomi Mi 6X: How Mi A2 stacks with Redmi Note 5?
Mr Somchai says B2S will invest 300 million baht to expand this year. B2S Co, the book and stationery chain under Central Group, is forming strategic alliances with local and international partners to transform its stores into lifestyle hubs in response to consumers' changing preferences. Somchai Tawonrungroaj, the company's managing director, said B2S is in talks with 20-30 global partners and local publishers to be neutral parties distributing both books and e-books, as well as developing products with leading Asian and European brands for sale exclusively at B2S. The company will provide new products and services, and introduce new B2S concept stores that bring a fresh shopping experience to customers. B2S at CentralPlaza's Bangna and Pinklao branches will be renovated under the concept of co-lifestyle space, integrating the stores with coffee shops and leading Thai restaurants in the same area. "Consumer behaviour has changed, and we will therefore no longer be just a book, music … [Read more...] about B2S reaches out for partners in lifestyle hub renovations