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Sunday 26 October 2014

Asia

Don Melchor holds parcel tasting in HK

Don Melchor hosted its first “parcel” tasting this week with head winemaker Enrique Tirado explaining the complexities of parcel selection and blending.

Friday, October 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Grand Hyatt HK names new head sommelier

Yves Nizan has been selected as the new hotel sommelier for the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Vietnam restaurateurs told to cool off

A government official is calling for new rules which would see Vietnamese restaurants selling beer compelled to maintain a temperature below 30C.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Q&A with Cellina Chan

Justerini & Brooks’ new Hong Kong head of sales, Cellina Chan, on expanding the company’s Asian operations.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

HK and Asia in pictures

Protests are on-going in Admiralty while db used last week’s holiday to jet off to Singapore to taste Austrian wines.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Low wine trade over China National Day

The Chinese “Golden Week” holiday last week resulted in minimal trading in fine wine, with Bordeaux seeing a slight decline in its share of trade.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 No Comments »

HKIWSC 2014 judging begins

The judging for the sixth Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition has begun with the pan-Asian panel tasting wines, spirits and sake.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 No Comments »

DRC superlot auction sets world record

A “superlot” of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti has become the most expensive auction lot ever, selling for over HK$12 million (£1m) in Hong Kong.

Monday, October 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Vietnam to keep sidewalk beer sales

A proposal to ban beer sales in small street bars in Vietnam has been dropped though other alcohol laws will be enforced.

Monday, October 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Heavy diet debilitates Korean leader

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s love of fine wines, spirits and rich food has apparently made him so fat he has fractured his ankles.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

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