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Thursday 24 July 2014

Asia

Chilean wine imports rise in Japan

Imports of Chilean wine in Japan have surged on the back of an economic partnership and are closing in on French imports.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Alcohol found to improve sense of smell

A modest amount of alcohol can improve your sense of smell, a recent study has concluded.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Summergate launches new gin for HK

Summergate has announced it is to be the sole importer and distributor of London No.1 gin in Hong Kong and Macau.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Top drinks in the Pacific press

“Vinegar” wine in Japan that’s not all it seems, Tasmanian Pinot Noir, DRC and the last bottle of Burgundy in the shop.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Beer imports reach record high in South Korea

South Korea’s beer imports have hit a record high in the first half of the year in both volume and value and have overtaken exports for the first time.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Kirin sales decline in Japan

Sales of one of Japan’s leading beer brands, Kirin, have tumbled further this year and it is falling further behind its competitors.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

New training programme for HK trade

WineSPIT, a new training programme for staff in Hong Kong has been announced.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Scotch whisky trademarked in Burma

A collective trademark to protect Scotch whisky against fakes has been introduced in Burma – a market which saw Scotch exports jump by 65% last year.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 No Comments »

China’s entry-level wine market gets boost

A government crackdown on gift giving has slowed down sales of top end imported wines in China, but sales at the other end of the market are booming.

Monday, July 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Penfolds locked in Chinese legal battle

Treasury Wine Estates has been taken to court over the use of its adopted Chinese name for Penfolds, “Ben Fu”, after a court verdict was appealed.

Monday, July 14th, 2014 No Comments »

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