South Korea’s beer imports have hit a record high in the first half of the year in both volume and value and have overtaken exports for the first time.
Sales of one of Japan’s leading beer brands, Kirin, have tumbled further this year and it is falling further behind its competitors.
WineSPIT, a new training programme for staff in Hong Kong has been announced.
A collective trademark to protect Scotch whisky against fakes has been introduced in Burma – a market which saw Scotch exports jump by 65% last year.
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.
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.
Snow Leopard, the “world’s first” ethical vodka, has been launched in Hong Kong.
A cask of 1991 Macallan has sold for nearly HK$2 million at auction in Hong Kong, well above its high estimate.
In the next instalment of our Power Brands series, we take a look at the world’s most powerful whisky brands of 2014.
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.
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