A Night with the Masters | Drinks at Andaz Hotel’s Chivas Masters Pop-Up

This year’s Chivas Masters Cocktail Competition saw Micheal Chen, head mixologist at the Cannery, take the top title, keeping Shanghai in the winner’s seat a second year in the row despite ample bartenders from other cities and multiple heats across the country leading up to the final showdown on May 22nd. Leading up to this… Read More A Night with the Masters | Drinks at Andaz Hotel’s Chivas Masters Pop-Up

Feasting at FEAST | A Fairly Lucid Account of Shanghai’s Top Food Festival

Food and drink are the two major driving forces in Shanghai. Business, trade and art are up there, but after a long day of business and trading or looking at art, its time to get a drink and bite to eat, and that’s where Shanghai’s extensive F&B scene comes into play. If food and drink… Read More Feasting at FEAST | A Fairly Lucid Account of Shanghai’s Top Food Festival

Success with the Craft | A Good Year for Atsushi Suzuki of Sober Company & Speak Low

Photo Credit: Chivas Regal Asia   When it comes to China’s growing cocktail culture, Shanghai is still the country’s undisputed cocktail capital. With an uncalculable number of bars specializing in all kinds of spirits calling the city home, it has been the center of countless articles, industry events, awards, and even a cocktail festival, SIP… Read More Success with the Craft | A Good Year for Atsushi Suzuki of Sober Company & Speak Low

Sake & Comfort Food | Lessons in Japan’s Spirit in Ginza

Coming from Narita into Tokyo was quite the experience, riding on the Sky Liner and seeing trees and green fields whizzing by and morphing into small buildings that grew taller and taller. As if responding to the slowly setting sun, the buildings became bright with neon and LED ads and lights all over. I had… Read More Sake & Comfort Food | Lessons in Japan’s Spirit in Ginza

Imbibe in Ningbo | 5 Quality Cocktail Joints to Visit

When it comes to cocktails in Ningbo, the saying quality over quantity certainly fits. After fluctuating for awhile the city has finally settled with 5 cocktail bars in the city center, each with their own perks and specialties that make them shine. After writing various articles about beer and whiskey and even a few articles… Read More Imbibe in Ningbo | 5 Quality Cocktail Joints to Visit

A Night in the Life | Experiencing a Shanghai Bar Pre-Opening

Shanghai sees a lot of restaurant openings each month. Sometimes these periods, with a “soft opening” period where a place isn’t quite open until the big grand opening arrives, can be a bit ridiculous and confusing, as there isn’t really a set time for a soft opening to start and finish and, as noted by… Read More A Night in the Life | Experiencing a Shanghai Bar Pre-Opening