Drunken naked men: England assesses the reopening of pubs

World Jul 5, 2020

Drunken naked men: England assesses the reopening of pubs

It seems to have been more like a typical Saturday night than a drunken New Year's Eve. The reopening of pubs in England does not seem to have overwhelmed emergency services as many had feared ahead of the biggest easing of Britain's lockdown. But one ...

Osaka <i>izakaya</i> woos virus-wary drinkers with face shields

National May 26, 2020

Osaka izakaya woos virus-wary drinkers with face shields

A Japanese-style izakaya pub in Osaka has started distributing free face shields for use by its customers, in the hope of regaining drinkers after the state of emergency, over the novel coronavirus, was lifted last week. The izakaya offering hot-pot dishes in Chuo Ward, Osaka, ...

Britons getting through lockdown with sewing, tequila and kimchi

World May 7, 2020

Britons getting through lockdown with sewing, tequila and kimchi

British consumers have spent their six weeks of coronavirus lockdown sewing, drinking cocktails, carrying out home beauty treatments and eating large quantities of kimchi. That’s according to a report from John Lewis Partnership PLC on the nation’s shopping behavior since March 23, when Prime Minister ...

Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

World Apr 19, 2020

Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

Dwindling supplies of carbon dioxide from ethanol plants is sparking concern about shortages of beer, soda and seltzer water — essentials for many quarantined Americans. Brewers and soft-drink makers use carbon dioxide, or CO2, for carbonation, which gives beer and soda fizz. Ethanol producers are ...