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Friday 25 July 2014

Asia

China’s entry-level wine market gets boost

A government crackdown on gift giving has slowed down sales of top end imported wines in China, but sales at the other end of the market are booming.

Monday, July 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Penfolds locked in Chinese legal battle

Treasury Wine Estates has been taken to court over the use of its adopted Chinese name for Penfolds, “Ben Fu”, after a court verdict was appealed.

Monday, July 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Snow Leopard vodka arrives in HK

Snow Leopard, the “world’s first” ethical vodka, has been launched in Hong Kong.

Monday, July 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Macallan cask sells for HK$2m

A cask of 1991 Macallan has sold for nearly HK$2 million at auction in Hong Kong, well above its high estimate.

Monday, July 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 most powerful whisky brands

In the next instalment of our Power Brands series, we take a look at the world’s most powerful whisky brands of 2014.

Monday, July 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Canned cocktails gain popularity in Japan

Japanese brewers are to release their longest ever line up of canned cocktails in a bid to counter a 10-year trend of declining beer sales.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Japan: the land of the rising sun

The Wine Explorers touch down in Japan: a land full of traditions, contrasts and wines made from the native Koshu grape.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Secondhand booze shop opens in Tokyo

A cut-price liquor store which buys unwanted alcohol before selling its on at a discounted price has opened in Tokyo.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Snapshots from Asia

A collection of recent launches, art exhibitions and dinners as well as fast cars and political protest in Hong Kong that have caught db‘s eye in recent weeks.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Millions of Chinese government money spent on vineyards

Millions of pounds worth of Chinese government funds was apparently funnelled into French vineyards according to the country’s audit office.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 No Comments »

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