Japan’s white wine production outnumbers reds
Japan made more white wines using domestically grown Koshu grape than reds in the fiscal year 2015, according to a survey conducted by the National Tax Agency.
When is Dragon 8’s next auction?
Despite claims the Hong Kong auction house would hold a sale this winter there appears to be no sign that this will be the case.
From the craft beers of Chicago to the sweet nectar of Sauternes, velvety reds of Napa and 19th century Tawny Port – it’s been an eclectic week in Hong Kong’s wine world.
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Spectator food and wine writer Bruce Palling has written an article condemning the exorbitant pricing of many London wine lists, naming and shaming some of the worst culprits.
Liv-ex’s Fine Wine 100 gained 1.6% in November, the twelfth consecutive month of gains, and Champagne and Italian labels led the way.
An “immaculate” collection of fine wines beat its pre-sale high estimates when offered in London this week Sotheby’s has reported.
This week saw db host a masterclass on wines from Navarra, celebrate the 25th anniversary of London wine merchant Roberson and smash a volley with tennis legend Boris Becker.
China’s total alcoholic beverage imports including wines, beers and spirits registered strong growth in both volume and value terms in the first 10 months of the year, according to the latest figures.
Belgian beer has been added to UNESCO’s list of the ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’.
From minimalist, home-brewing solutions to Pernod Ricard’s prototype of a web-connected spirits library, technology is rising as the alcoholic drinks’ industry’s geeky, auspicious, although slightly awkward, drinking buddy.
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As other Italian fine wines make gains in the secondary market, Brunello di Montalcino is held back by a lack of understanding thinks Tancredi Biondi Santi.
Investment is often full of more failures or near-successes than it is outright winners – so it’s nice to make some noise about one when you get it right.
China’s Dynasty Fine Wines may face being delisted from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEx) if it fails to raise money to finance its daily operations, it has been claimed.
As the Black Friday frenzy subsides, Philip Staveley highlights a growing opportunity for wines from Pomerol on the fine wine market.