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Friday 2 December 2016 loc: HK
Week in pictures: Hong Kong

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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London is ‘rip off capital of the wine world’

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.

Full year of gains for fine wine

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.

Sotheby’s celebrates results from ‘immaculate’ collection

An “immaculate” collection of fine wines beat its pre-sale high estimates when offered in London this week Sotheby’s has reported.

Budweiser launches Helen Mirren ‘Super Bowl’ ad in UK

Budweiser has launched its biggest responsible drinking campaign in the UK, centred around the Super Bowl’ advert featuring Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren.

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The week in pictures

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 reports strong imported alcohol growth

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 added to UNESCO list

Belgian beer has been added to UNESCO’s list of the ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’.

How technology is transforming the drinks trade

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.

The trouble with cider

Pete Hayes, co-founder and director of design agency PB Creative, laments the struggles of cider, which while already maintaining only a tiny share of the UK market, actually declined by 6% this year.

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How can wine producers cater to the tastes of millennials?

It's no secret that the tastes of millennials can be tricky for wine producers to pin-point. Neil Anderson, marketing director of Kingsland Drinks, explores how wine producers can keep up with their ever evolving tastes. by Neil Anderson

How drinks brands are swaying public opinion on politics

Consumers are no longer sitting on the fence when it comes to their purchases. They realise they have the power to incite change and are demanding the same from the brands they buy, who need to take note, says Will Rowe, CEO of audience insight agency Protein. by Will Rowe

Personal reflection on a legend: Bill Coors turns 100 years old

Dan Fox reflects on the career of William K. Coors – "Uncle Bill" to many – who turned 100 earlier this year, recounting the "beer baron's" many achievements, which include the aluminium can. by Dan Fox
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Brunello hampered by lack of understanding

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.

Fine wine investment: reaping the rewards

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.

Rumours of Dynasty Fine Wines’ delisting swirl

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.

Fine wine investment: Pomerol opportunities

As the Black Friday frenzy subsides, Philip Staveley highlights a growing opportunity for wines from Pomerol on the fine wine market.