The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has shut down an agency that illegally hired over 100 people to work at a “wine factory” in Japan.
Wine Australia celebrated the free trade agreement with South Korea in Seoul last week and is preparing for a visit of Chinese trade on a “hands on” tasting trip this weekend.
The Macau Wine & Dine festival is the toasting the success of its 2015 edition, which saw over 20,000 people attend the five-day event.
Simon Staples, Berry Bros sales director for Asia reveals the firm’s bestsellers in Japan, discovering a wine market surprisingly close in sentiment to the UK.
Ivory tusks, gold bars, 12th century Buddhist statues and fine wine, including a bottle of US$4,000 Pétrus, have gone on sale at a most unusual auction at a military base in Thailand.
Suntory is suing Japanese rival Asahi and calling for a court to suspend sales and production of its non-alcohol beer-flavoured drinks amid claims of trademark infringement.
A Thai restaurant has been named “The S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Asia” at Asia’s 50 best restaurant awards in which nine Hong Kong restaurants were also listed.
Andrew Bigbee has joined Madison Wines in Hong Kong as deputy chairman and has declared he wants to “bring the fun back to wine”.
A 57 bottle vertical of Pétrus and prestige Champagne cuvées from Salon, Krug, Gosset and Selosse will lead Christie’s next Hong Kong sale this month.
Jeannie Cho Lee MW has called the counterfeiting of fine wines a “global issue”, not just a Chinese one.
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