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.
The managing director of drinks merchant Berry Bros & Rudd, Hugh Sturges, has left the company after 14 years, with chairman Simon Berry temporarily taking over his role on the wine side of the business.
For the third year in a row, Robert Mondavi Winery is to be the wine sponsor for the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards.
Hong Kong Baptist University claimed a narrow victory in the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup in Hong Kong and will now go on to compete in the final at Lafite this summer.
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