This week we talk to Cloudy Bay winemaker Nick Lane, who lets us in on his hopes for the year ahead, including his desire to see New Zealand make its mark in sparkling wine.
French drinks giant Pernod Ricard has won exclusive distribution rights to Yao Family Wines in China.
Asia is expected to account for around 40% of the world’s total luxury demand by 2014 and to have reached a value of over US$310 billion by 2015.
Diageo is responding to increased global demand for its Scotch whisky brands by opening Scotland’s first new cooperage in decades.
China is a diverse, growing market but without a wine drinking culture, according to David Andrews, general manager at ASC Fine Wines.
A million dollar lot of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, ex-cellar Lafite and superbly cellared Italian and Californian wines goes under the hammer next month.
The value of Burgundy sold in China has doubled in a year and by the end of 2011 the region will represent 10% of all of Burgundian export revenues.
Chinese basketball star Yao Ming is setting up a wine company to meet a growing thirst for wine in his home country.
Rum is set to be the next big thing in Asia, according to Arnaud de Trabuc of Banks Rum.
The largest alcoholic drinks distributors in the Gulf and Thailand have entered into a joint venture.
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