SAB Miller is the latest drinks company to report a slump in China, as the downturn starts affecting beer rather than just spirits.
Australian wine exports to Asia rose 8% by volume in 2014 and despite the slowdown in China, bottled exports are recovering to pre-austerity levels.
Auction house Zachys begins its new season in Asia with a “dazzling array” of fine wines and spirits at its Hong Kong sale this weekend.
While some bar owners are retreating into the past opening 1920s-style speakeasies, others are pushing into the future dreaming up bars that embrace cutting-edge technology.
A Victoria’s Secret perfume called “Strawberries and Champagne” has been removed from shelves after Qatari authorities deemed it offensive.
Vicky Lau, owner and chef at Tate Dining Room in Hong Kong, has been named “Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef 2015”.
The best collections and vintages to choose from at Sotheby’s upcoming Mouton Rothschild sale in Hong Kong.
China’s austerity campaign will affect luxury drinks for a further two years, according to Kiki Yang, partner at Bain management consulting.
Wealthy Asians are broadening their search for wine estates, driving major price hikes in regions such as Sonoma, Hawke’s Bay and Barossa Valley.
The year may be drawing to a close but tastings abound in Hong Kong and beyond.
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