Sales of French Beaujolais Nouveau begin in Japan

Business Nov 21, 2019

Sales of French Beaujolais Nouveau begin in Japan

This year's Beaujolais Nouveau wine, produced in the Bourgogne region of France, went on sale in Japan on Thursday. While the excitement surrounding the release has subsided in recent years compared with the bubble economy era in the late 1980s, the start of sales of ...

Suntory recalls 1.7 million bottles of Craft Boss Tea

Business / Corporate Nov 5, 2019

Suntory recalls 1.7 million bottles of Craft Boss Tea

Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd. said Tuesday it is recalling 1.7 million 500-ml plastic bottles of its Craft Boss Tea drink in Japan after the company found Bacillus cereus bacteria in the product. An official warned against drinking the tea, as it may cause stomachaches. Subject ...

Canned <I>chūhai</I> drinks thrive on salaryman buzz

Business Apr 29, 2018

Canned chūhai drinks thrive on salaryman buzz

by Alex Martin

"When life gives us lemons, we make -196˚ C Strong Zero Double Lemon!" Perhaps beverage giant Suntory Holdings Ltd.'s commercial variation of the well known proverbial phrase best captures the appeal of its top-selling canned cocktail. Once regarded as a simple, working-class drink, chūhai has made ...