The attention of fine wine merchants in Asia is increasingly turning from Hong Kong to Singapore.
Hai Jia recommends a “superb” Cabernet Sauvignon from the foothills of the Helan Mountains, while Jeannie Cho Lee MW picks her top Bordeaux 2013 wines from Saint-Estèphe.
From fresh sushi served in a traditional Japanese setting to contemporary French fusion cuisine, we take a look at some of Japan’s most acclaimed restaurants.
China is now the world’s second biggest consumer of high-priced wines, following the US, according to a report prepared ahead of international wine show, Vinexpo.
A 500-year-old Ming wine cup has sold at auction for a staggering $36 million (£21.5m), breaking the world record for the most expensive piece of Chinese porcelain ever sold.
The vibrant city-state of Singapore saw eight of its restaurants make it into the top 50 of the 2014 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards.
A major new trade agreement between Australia and Japan could help open up a new avenue in Asia for Australian wine.
Vinexpo Asia-Pacific 2014 will reflect Asia’s position as the world’s biggest spirits consumer with the launch of a new bar concept at next month’s fair.
Chek Wong picks an “intensely floral” Barolo, while blogger Wai Xin sniffs out a “beautifully balanced” red Burgundy.
A chemical found in red wine could slow cancer growth without the “toxicity and irritation” of chemotherapy and improve surgical outcomes for bladder cancer.
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