Australia highlights market prospects in Singapore & Malaysia
Prospects for Australian wines in the Malayan Peninsula are bright, thanks to the success of the country’s high-end fine wines, thinks Wine Australia.
JD.com withdraws fraudulent Lafite
China’s leading e-commerce company, JD.com, has quietly taken down a page where a retailer was trying to sell a Bordeaux wine under the pretence that it was Château Lafite Rothschild.
Bottleshock: changing the way HK buys wine online
Importer, distributor and now online retailer, Bottleshock has launched its website which includes a flavour and aroma algorithm that ‘demystifies’ the process of buying wine online.
Lovers of the dark matter are in for a treat as Hong Kong’s biggest whisky festival returns next month with a plethora of new expressions on offer.
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Madeira producer Henriques & Henriques has put back together several large, 100-year-old, satin wood vats for ageing its young wines.
Wines of South Africa (WOSA) has described the decision of the Swartland Municipality to grant two new sandmining licences on the Paardeberg as “a true blow” to the region’s winemakers.
Pop stars including Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Robbie Williams and Bruno Mars will be served up wines from Chilean brand Frontera at this year’s BRIT Awards.
Carlsberg UK has launched craft brewing competition ‘YOUR BEER, here?’ offering brewers and importers the chance to have their beers listed in Carlsberg’s Crafted 2017 range.
Heineken has agreed to buy the Brazilian beer business of Japan’s Kirin Holdings Company for €664 million (£564m) to become the second largest brewer in the country after AB InBev.
Diageo has announced plans to open a US version of its St James’s Gate Guinness Brewery in Dublin in Relay, Maryland.
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Collectors in Hong Kong and Asia are now being deliberately targeted by fine wine counterfeiters authentication expert Maureen Downey has warned.
US auction house Hart Davis Hart has said it is off to a tremendous start to the year after its latest auction surged to a US$5.6 million total.
Sotheby’s opening fine wine sale of the year in London will feature top Bordeaux dating back to the 1920s among its consignments.
Ernesto Neto is the latest artist to provide a design for Super Tuscan Ornellaia’s ‘Vendemmia d’Artista’ collection to accompany the 2014 vintage.