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Saturday 1 November 2014

    Top 10 Dubai duty free Champagnes

    What better way to finish our focus on international duty free sales than with the top-selling Champagne’s at Dubai International Airport.

    Russia drags down AB InBev

    Brewing giant AB InBev has seen global beer volumes slide by 2.7% in its third quarter, driven down by declines in Europe, especially Russia.

    Ningxia a fine wine region of the future?

    Berry Bros & Rudd’s Jasper Morris MW has revealed his thoughts on Ningxia Province in China as a potential fine wine region of the future.

The week in pictures: Hong Kong

More tastings, more Burgundy, boutique Australian wine and a quick flashback to db looking more awake.

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Thailand: Asia’s ‘forgotten’ wine market

Wine critic James Suckling has spoken of his belief in the potential of Thailand, a market he says has a bigger fine wine drinking population than China.

WOSA opens HK office

Wines of South Africa is taking its Asian operations “to the next level” by opening of a dedicated office in Hong Kong.

Winemakers bare all for saucy calendar

A bunch of young winemakers have again taken part in a raunchy calendar with the aim of presenting the wine industry as “sexy and modern.”

Game of Thrones wine montage

Ever wondered what the characters on Game of Thrones get up to when they’re not killing people or having sex?

Beer

Civil service chief leaves post at SABMiller

The chief executive of the UK Civil Service will step down from his role at SABMiller after health professionals claimed it represented an “inexplicable and troubling” conflict of interest.

Beer Alliance launches £10m campaign

The newly formed Britain’s Beer Alliance has launched with a £10 million campaign and TV advert to get people thinking differently about beer.

Serious Fraud Office to investigate Tesco

The Serious Fraud Office is to carry out a criminal investigation into the finances of UK supermarket Tesco.

Book reveals US presidents’ drinking habits

George Washington loved beer while Nixon hid his expensive wine from guests while serving cheap plonk, according to a new book on alcohol in US politics.

Emma GAO: Grande dame of Silver Heights

Emma Gao is the the winemaker of Silver Heights, a Chinese micro-vineyard, which produces only 40,000 bottles a year.

by Jean-Baptiste Ancelot

Australian Boutique Winemakers’ in HK

It remains a challenging task for boutique wineries from Australia to reach out to export markets. by Ivy Ng

Could Budweiser be better than craft beer?

The simple answer: "It already is." by Dan Fox

Wine: The ‘Kevin Bacon of industries’

“Wine is the Kevin Bacon of industries. It’s related to art, music, food, people. It links everything to everything”, according to winemaker Aline Baly. by Tania Teschke
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World Bulk Wine Exhibition
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24 Nov - 25 Nov, 2014
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Fine Wine

Investors offered cheap claret over Lafite

Instead of long-awaited cases of Château Lafite or Latour, investors in the failed, Paris-based, 1855.com, are being offered basic Bordeaux.

C&B: Buyers need to sort ‘charlatans’ from the genuine

UK wine merchant Corney & Barrow’s recent rejection of a suspect case of 1947 Burgundy illustrates its on-going drive to shut out fakes and build consumer confidence in fine wine.

British merchants back Italian fine wine

As Asian demand grows for top-end Italians, UK wine merchants are upbeat about Italy’s prospects.

1882 Ne Oublie lands in HK

Grahams’ rare old tawny Port release, the 130-year-old Ne Oublie has launched in Hong Kong, the first Asian market to receive the wine.