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Do you know your Mortlach from your Miltonduff? A Glenfiddich from a Glenlugie? Find out the differences in Michael Jackson’s new edition of his celebrated guide to single malts. This is an essential read for the whisky connoisseur.

Malt Whisky Companion

Paul Clifton opens a bottle of syrah using a tree.

They are joining the lowly ranks of candy and sugary sweets. Some researchers even warn against diet soda, claiming it could lead to a loss of calcium. And of course, ‘regular’ soda is being blamed for contributing to weight gain and diabetes.

Then, with regards to association with heart disease, it doesn’t matter which one you chose, both are linked to increased risk of heart disease and developing metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk factors including excess waist circumference, high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides, low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL “good” cholesterol) and high fasting glucose levels — three or more of which, increases a person’s risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It also increases the risk of heart disease by two to four times that than the normal population and increases the risk of type-2 diabetes by nine to 30 times, not to mention its detrimental effects to the kidneys, liver, ovaries, a person’s ability to sleep and even dementia.

According to statistics, metabolic syndrome affects up to 30 percent of the industrialized world’s population, and is expected to affect 50 to 75 million Americans by the year 2010.

As reported by the Framingham researchers in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, drinking one or more soft drink daily (whether regular or diet) may increase the risk factors for heart disease, among others:

– 31 percent greater risk of developing new-onset obesity (defined as a body mass index [BMI] of 30 kilograms/meter2 or more);

– 30 percent increased risk of developing increased waist circumference;

– 25 percent increased risk of developing high blood triglycerides or high fasting blood glucose;

– 32 percent higher risk of having low HDL levels.

A trend towards an increased risk of developing high blood pressure that was not statistically significant. According to Ravi Dhingra, M.D., lead author of the study and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School: “Moderation in anything is the key. If you are drinking one or more soft drinks a day, you may be increasing your risk of developing metabolic risk factors for heart disease.”

For those who already have diabetes, soft drinks are double trouble anyway. What with all that sugar content!

Also, According to Ramachandran Vasan, M.D., senior author of the Framingham Heart Study and professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine: One explanation is that the fructose corn syrup in regular soft drinks causes weight gain, and can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes. But then you would expect to see an association with regular soft drinks, but not diet soft drinks.

Our findings suggest that this is not the case. Another possible explanation is that consuming more liquids is associated with a lesser degree of dietary compensation. However, the researchers admit that these results need to be replicated in further studies before recommendations can be made.

The author writes about Snacks for Diabetics and blogs at

In the Philippines, there are so many food and beverage exporters and exporting companies. Aside from the fact that there are many Filipinos looking for the local products from where they are working in a country, far from their own. Filipinos are really fond of their local or native products and with this as the case, different countries today where there are OFWs or overseas Filipino workers put up their own business where local Philippine products are sold for personal consumption.

Nations where Filipinos and local nationals are working even both like some of the local food and beverage products that the Filipinos buy from local Filipino Food Stores. One good example would be the best beer in the Philippines which is San Miguel Beer. Filipinos like this beer so much more than other beers they can buy from any country and some foreign nationals even have learned to like and drink this beer and would buy regularly, making it not just good to sell to Filipinos but also to foreign nationals in that country.

Not just these kinds of local Filipino food and beverage commodities but also some of the best local buys from liquor to biscuits and even down to the local delicacies that you can find in the Philippines were now being sold at a much higher price than the usual in the native country, Philippines. Even if this is the case, Filipinos have learned to like the feeling of being close to their families in this small way so the result is that these local delicacies from the Philippines become one of the most popular Philippine products that exporters look to present and export in many countries all over the world where Filipinos work.

Some good examples of great promotional items and Philippines products that were made available by Filipino food and beverage exporting companies today were, the local “bagoong” (shrimp paste, San Miguel Brewery products – San Miguel Beer, Mama Sita’s – mixes and sauces, M.Y. San Biscuits, Rebisco Biscuits, Nestle products, La Tondena products and more. There are really a lot of Philippine products that don’t just make the Filipinos happy when they work abroad and have learned to like and buy whatever country in the world they may be. The reason is because these same export products were their own small way of allowing themselves to feel comfort tasting local food and beverages.

There is also a big market share for different food and beverage exporting companies when we talk in terms of market distribution for these products, making the life of a Filipino better in any country they are available for purchase. Foreigners have also learned to love some of these products and this made a big sale for local distributors, proof that Philippine products have a market not just for Filipinos but also for other people in the world.

Business Website: Philippine Export Company

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I am having a dinner party, and I am coming up with logistic problems… Mainly on how to turn coconuts into cocktail glasses… Is there any special way to make sure they stand up? I don’t want cocktails being spilled all night!

Kevin Pereira shows us what bargain value is really all about as he drinks up a group of items from a fast food dollar menu…blended.

Image taken on 2008-02-02 13:45:30 by Mr. T in DC.

I’ve been a fan of wine for a long time. I have many friends that say wine is great, because after drinking wine, you can drink water, and get drunker or drunk again. Or after a night of drinking wine, in the morning if you drink water, you’ll get drunk again.

Being an avid wine fan, I have yet to ever experience this amazing phenomenon. So, is it true, and if so, why does it work.

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Today’s diners and drinkers are seeing a bold new integration of culinary art and cocktail culture. Market-Fresh Mixology shows how fabulous additions from the farmer’s market, garden, or pantry can elevate classic cocktails to the next level. It introduces an entirely new dimension to the ideal of seasonal cocktails, with a clean, contemporary approach that uses fine spirits and fresh ingredients to create cocktails for every occasion. Hot day? Blustery night? Snowbound? No matter what the weather, season, or event, Market-Fresh Mixology offers a recipe, from the refreshing summer mojito to the cozy hot buttered rum, that’s as easy to follow as it is delicious. With its gorgeous full color photos, the book is a treat for the eyes, but it’s also eminently practical, with tips on cocktail mixing techniques, garnishes, enhancements, glassware, and bar tools, as well as amusing lore surrounding classic cocktails.

Market-Fresh Mixology: Cocktails for Every Season

  • Full bowl that enhance color, body, aroma, taste

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Savor whisky in glasses fit for royalty! After winning the 2006 Queen’s Award for Innovation, the Glencairn whisky glass has earned its place on the bar. Considered the “official whisky glass” by the experts, Glencairn offers aficionados of Scotch whisky a special vessel to appreciate its nuances. Comfortable in the hand, it has a full bowl that tapers at the rim to enhance color, body, aroma, taste, and finish. Machine made from fine lead-free crystal by Glencairn Crystal in Europe. Dishwasher safe. Also available personalized. View our complete selection of whisky glasses. Size: 4-1/2″H, 6 oz.

Glencairn Whisky Glasses (Set of 4