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Monday 29 August 2016 loc: HK

    Gin Jubilee hits HK

    Singapore’s biggest gin festival, Gin Jubilee has expanded to include events in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Phnom Penh and Bangkok all in honour of the humble gin and tonic.

    IMW appoints Meiburg as chair of education committee

    Debra Meiburg MW has joined the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) for the next three years in a key role as chair of its education committee.

    HK’s Continental unveils new look

    Swire Restaurant’s flagship brasserie, The Continental in Hong Kong’s Pacific Place has reopened with a new executive chef on board and a six-course tasting menu.

Veuve Clicquot boat trip in pictures

Veuve Clicquot recently took to Hong Kong’s high seas for a fun, frothy and frivolous nautical trip complete with lashings of bubbles, Brut and boating banter.

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Sussex golf club owner plans to add wine estate

The owner of a popular Sussex golf club is planning to convert part of one of the club’s courses into a 45-acre vineyard.

What fine wines are merchants looking at?

First growth claret remains the most searched for group of wines by merchants in the UK, France, Hong Kong, China and Belgium Liv-ex has said.

Proust Q&A: Séverine Frerson

Piper-Heidsieck’s Séverine Frerson-Gomez reveals her fictional hero, greatest regret, and most marked characteristics in the Proust Q&A.

Winemaker Ben Snyman talks Survivor

Overhex Wines International head winemaker Ben Snyman talks about the winemaking process involved in producing the Survivor Wines range.

Beer

Pub leaves hilarious note for drunk customers leaving the bar

Residents complaining about noise from the local pub is not uncommon, but one pub is passively aggressively fighting back.

Heineken spends $6m to get people drinking during the day

Heineken is set to launch its first new product in 20 years in a bid to combat flagging sales and the competition stemming from craft beer.

No ‘safe level’ of drinking says UK government

The UK Government has agreed to lower the recommended level of alcohol consumption to just 14 units per week following a consultation on a report put forward by the UK’s chief medical officer earlier this year.

The 10 worst rated beers in the world

Some people won’t care what they’re drinking, but most can tell a good beer from a bad one and those who can aren’t afraid to give a damning assessment of the beers they don’t like.

What are you waiting for?

The fine wine market shows no signs of letting up, and although the end of last week saw a slight fall in index terms, as this week has begun we have seen nothing but rising bids, with offers “leaving the building” a bit sharpish. It felt like a firmer market to start the week, and sure enough the Liv-ex 50 rebounded 0.33% last evening.

by Philip Staveley

Small screen boosts confidence in fine wine

Beady-eyed investors will have had the chance to see and hear Amphora’s own James Fletcher on CNBC last Thursday. Yes folks, the fine wine market has been barreling ahead at such a rate as to attract the attention of the small screen. by Philip Staveley

Tasmania, an island of well-kept treasures

Being the only island State of Australia, Tasmania is a fascinating and intriguing wine region. According to the legend, this little island in the middle of the ocean was born from the union between Australia and New Zealand. by Jean-Baptiste Ancelot

Pink for Summer: Reviewing five rosé wines perfect for the sun

Rosé is often credited as being the ideal wine for the summer, and here Robin Goldsmith brings us five selections that make perfect accompaniment to the warm weather. by Robin Goldsmith
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Top 10 pitfalls of collecting fine wine

Any investment comes with a certain amount of risk, but when it comes to fine wine the pitfalls can be even more obscured, making it a more-difficult-than most market to navigate.

Scaffolder faces jail over fine wine scam

A wine company boss who conned collectors out of hundreds of thousands of pounds and stole their fine vintages in a scam that “preyed on vulnerable and elderly victims” is facing jail.

Fine wine among most popular ‘hobby’ investments

According to a new study by Lloyds, one in six investors are sinking their fortunes into “hobby” investments such as fine wine and whisky.

BBR appoints new private clients director

London fine wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd has announced the appointment of Nick Morton in the new role of director of private clients.