The eighth Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) International Wine and Spirits Fair has begun with the spotlight put on the city’s role as a re-exporter to Mainland China.
Customs officials have seized 520,000 bottles of Louis Royer Cognac, worth an estimated 400 million yuan (£41m), imported illegally into China’s mainland.
Chile’s iconic wine brand, Don Melchor of Concha y Toro has teamed up with former three-Michelin starred chef, Bruno Menard to conduct a “culinary challenge tour” around Asia.
Two Thai wineries were surprise winners at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition, scooping three top trophies.
Pernod Ricard has announced the appointment of Xavier Beysecker as its new vice president of digital operations for Pernod Ricard Asia.
Hong Kong’s Madison Wine saw its shares soar after its debut on the city’s stock exchange.
Winemakers have welcomed a new trade agreement that will see restrictions lifted between 12 Pacific rim countries, including the US, Canada, Mexico and Japan.
The Legend of Kremlin vodka brand is on a “superlative mission” to become the most consumed vodka in Beijing, Hong Kong, Hanoi and Macau in 2016.
Sotheby’s sales results so far this autumn are “comfortably” ahead of where they were in 2014 after a HK$53 million sale in Hong Kong.
Japanese brewer Asahi is the latest big brewer to stake its claim on the craft sector by acquiring Australia’s Mountain Goat Brewery.
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