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.
From Tokyo to Shanghai, Hong Kong to Singapore, Asia plays host to some of the world’s biggest wine and spirits trade fairs.
Sotheby’s Hong Kong sales season is to begin this April with two “important” sales, one of Bordeaux and the other from the cellars of a US ambassador.
Scottish craft brewery BrewDog is opening its first bar in Asia in a move described as a “ninja attack” on the Tokyo bar scene.
Global Cognac sales in 2013 have been described as “reassuringly high”, despite problems caused by a severe slowdown in China.
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