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Friday 31 October 2014

Asia

Pernod Ricard hits back at tax fine claims

Pernod Ricard has rebuffed claims its Korean arm was fined £5 million by the country’s tax service, stating there were merely “differences of interpretation” in relation to an audit.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Pernod Ricard in tax turmoil

Pernod Ricard’s South Korean arm has allegedly been fined 10 billion Korean won (£5m) by the country’s National Tax Service.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Jasper Morris heads to Ningxia

Berry Bros & Rudd’s Burgundy buyer, Jasper Morris MW, is heading to Ningxia in China to assess its potential as a fine wine region.

Monday, October 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Hong Kong in pictures

The protests continue, db walks the streets, drinks Burgundy and looks for typos in unusual places.

Monday, October 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Uncorked: Yvonne Cheung

Swire Hotels’ director of wine, Yvonne Cheung, on different uses for a walk-in freezer, rescuing the biggest bottle from her cellar and loving wine.

Monday, October 13th, 2014 1 Comment »

Swire brings in Rowley Leigh

British chef Rowley Leigh, chef-consultant at Swire Hotels new restaurant in Pacific Place, on picking a few favourites for the wine list and the influx of British chefs in Hong Kong.

Monday, October 13th, 2014 No Comments »

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 »

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