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Sunday 29 November 2015


‘Great potential’ for Australian bulk wine in China

Winegrapes Australia is stepping up its focus on Asia, where its winemaker believes there is “more enthusiasm” for its wines and opportunities to achieve greater success in the short term.

Friday, November 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Hakkasan announces expansion

The Hakkasan restaurant group has announced it is to open five new venues in Asia-Pacific and the US.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Jessen joins HK Burgundy specialist

Michael Jessen, formerly of Wally’s Auctions, has joined Hong Kong-based Burgundy specialist, Pearl of Burgundy.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Hugel: Asia ‘the best market’

Etienne Hugel is ‘bouyant’ about Asia since Japan has jumped ahead of the UK in terms of volume exports and China’s sales have increased by 45% year on year.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Martell keeps premium focus on China

Martell Cognac is pinning its hopes on recruiting new high-end consumers in China, despite the country’s crash in Cognac consumption in recent years.

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 No Comments »

New company to open Japan’s ‘first’ gin distillery

The newly founded Number One Drinks Company is set to open what it claims is Japan’s first distillery dedicated to producing artisan gin.

Monday, November 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Britain signs £100m barley deal with China

Britain has signed a £100 million deal with China to export around 750,000 tonnes of the grain to the country over the next five years, the UK’s Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 No Comments »

In pictures: Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Fair

From street art and oysters to Burgundy and beer-flavoured ice cream, we round up some of the highlights from this year’s Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 No Comments »

HK extends customs clearance to China

Hong Kong’s growing importance as a hub of the Asian drinks trade has been given a further boost, with customs clearance granted to wines imported into further regions in China.

Monday, November 9th, 2015 1 Comment »

Asia to launch Edgerton to ‘next level’

Edgerton Gin is seeking to crack the Asian market with a new distribution deal in Singapore and a surge in interest from other markets following a successful HKTDC fair.

Saturday, November 7th, 2015 No Comments »

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