Try Myanmar’s ‘Tranquil’ Local Wines

September 10, 2017 by | Filed Under: Adventure Travel, Authentic Experiences, Culinary, Myanmar

Myanmar women drink even less than men. When they do drink, they prefer wine to beer. Locally produced wines are winning more market share in Myanmar.

All Aboard for Yangon’s Beer Stations and Oktoberfest

September 1, 2017 by | Filed Under: Culinary, Festivals, Myanmar

Beer and wine do not have a long history in Myanmar culture, which becomes clear if you hear the words a Myanmar citizen would use for both beverages: beeyar and wine.

A Walk Through the Winery at Nyaungshwe

July 31, 2014 by | Filed Under: Authentic Experiences, Culinary, Myanmar, News

Starting from the town of Nyaungshwe at Inle Lake, one can reach the Red Mountain Estate in less than 30 minutes on foot. Claiming to be the best wine in the country, the French winemaker credits the cool climate and good soils. But not only the French produce wine in Myanmar. A German winemaker also […]

Grapes and Palms in the Battambang Countryside

The only vineyards in Cambodia are located in Battambang on the road between the Angkorian temple of Phnom Banan and the city of Battambang. Each year the winery produces several thousands bottles of red and white wines, Cambodian brandy and fresh grape juice. Several long vineyards are located behind a colorful outhouse. This is also […]

Ban Xang Hai: a Whiskey Village Near Luang Prabang

Those who are familiar with Laos might have heard about a whiskey village nestled along the Mekong River near Luang Prabang. It’s a regular stop for boats going to the historical Pak Ou Caves, but can also be reached via a 30-minute car ride. At first sight Ban Xang Hai is your typical village: dogs […]