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Thursday 8 October 2015

    Left Bank leads way for Bordeaux market

    Sixteen of the 20 wines in the Left Bank 200 have made gains since the market’s low point in July 2014. Is that a good sign for the broader Bordeaux market? asks Liv-ex.

    Fine Wine 1000 edges up in September

    The Fine Wine 1000 index on Liv-ex edged upwards in September thanks to gains from Champagne and Burgundy.

    Trade talk: Views on Asia’s wine trade

    Judges of the HKIWSC reveal their thoughts on the current state of the wine industry across Asia, speaking to dbHK at yesterday’s SPIT Conference hosted by Meiburg Wine Media.

The week in pictures: Hong Kong

A three-day work week because of two public holidays consisted of gin judging, a Sotheby’s tasting and lobster pad Thai as a nontraditional way to celebrate Hong Kong’s National Day.



Concha wine brands booming in UK

Wine producer Concha y Toro’s flagship brands Casillero del Diablo and Trivento have had what the company describes as “fantastic and sustained growth” this year.

Participation up 30% at World Bulk Wine Exhibition

With the World Bulk Wine Exhibition set to take place next month, organisers have reported a 30% increase in the uptake of sales stands.

Chapoutier launches Champagne with Devaux

Renowned Rhone-based winemaker Michel Chapoutier has unveiled his first Champagne, which has been made in partnership with Devaux.

Heineken releases Spectre TV ad

Heineken has unveiled a new TV advert starring Daniel Craig in a high speed boat chase ahead of the release of the next James Bond instalment, Spectre.


SABMiller ‘refusing to engage’ with AB Inbev

Beer giant SABMiller is “refusing to meaningfully engage” with AB Inbev over negotiations surrounding its possible takeover, claims AB’s CEO Carlos Brito.

SABMiller rejects $68bn beer buyout

SABMiller has turned down what it calls an “opportunistic” $68 billion takeover offer from AB Inbev, saying that it “substantially undervalues” the company.

Tesco profit halved as supplier terms change

Tesco’s half-year results have shown that profits have been slashed by 55% on last year, as the retailer also revealed “simpler” terms for its alcohol suppliers.

Top new products at TFWA Cannes

As the travel retail industry readies itself for a week in the sun at TFWA Cannes, we round up some special drinks products set to debut at the show.

How not to position beer brands: Will Anheuser-Busch keep struggling?

Dan Fox questions the approach the world’s largest brewer is taking with its leading beer brands as it seeks to differentiate them from each other.

by Dan Fox

Château La Coste: a passion for wine, art and architecture

dbHK's Ivy Ng travels to Provence where she discovers a 3,000-acre community of wine, art and architecture at the enchanting Château La Coste. by Ivy Ng

Bolivia: between heaven and earth

Long gone are the sacramental wines of the old days, Bolivia is now producing fine wines which "sometimes" age very well, write the Wine Explorers. by Jean-Baptiste Ancelot

Down under at the first Australia Trade Tasting

Representatives from across the wine industry converged on Melbourne recently for the inaugural Australia Trade Tasting. by Simone Madden-Grey
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‘Too late’ to change 1855 classification

It is “too late” to update Bordeaux’s famous 1855 classification of Grand Cru Classé estates, according to one key player in the region.

Gosset releases ’06 vintage

Champagne Gosset has launched its latest Grand Millésime, the 2006, which is also the first to use “ultra environmentally friendly” packaging.

Lesser-known Bordeaux on the move

Looking beyond the leading names in Bordeaux shows strength in the region’s depths, according to Liv-ex.

Bordeaux on track for ‘best vintage since 2010’

The rain that fell over much of Bordeaux last weekend appears to have been too little and too late to spoil what is being predicted by many to be the best vintage since 2010.