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Associate Professor Liu Shao Quan (right) and PhD student Mr Chua Jian Yong (left) successfully turned tofu whey into a tasty alcoholic beverage which they named Sachi.

A research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has successfully turned tofu whey, a liquid that is generated from the production of tofu and is often discarded, into a tasty alcoholic beverage which they named Sachi.

According to the company, 76 percent of those who tried Sparkling Gold liked it just as much well known Champagne brands.

The kitchen appliance best known for making flat water sparkle has a new trick up its sleeve. SodaStream’s latest innovation is Sparkling Gold, an alcoholic mixer that supposedly tastes like Riesling and your dreams. When added to sparkling water, the company claims it creates a Champagne-like concoction.

Karel Henckens, who runs the wineyard Wijndomein Aldeneyckon on the Belgian side of the border, was partly responsible for the PDO application. Photo Credit: Judith Jockel

A Dutch wine produced on the stony banks of the Maas river is set to join champagne, parma ham, and stilton cheese, among the European delicacies given protected status by the EU, in what is said to be the latest consequence of climate change to the geography of wine making.

SlimLine Wine has been in development for the past two years, and is now gearing up to launch the first shipment of 400,000 bottles.

Investors have backed the healthy drinking trend by ploughing funds into a range of new Italian wines which are tipped to be completely sugar and carb free.

Laurent Delaunay said that the Limoux region was increasingly proving its credentials as an “excellent terroir for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.”

The Languedoc is set to become one of the key regions for growing Burgundian varieties over the next decade, according to winemaker Laurent Delaunay of Abbotts and Delauney.