Asian buyers dominated at Sotheby’s in 2015 but sales in New York rose by 60% as American buyers returned to the auction rooms.
In 2016 you really can’t afford to still be ignoring the Asian winemaking scene, writes Eddie McDougall.
The Wine Advocate is to launch a new Chinese-language version of its website this summer and has hired a new Asian reviewer.
Marius Berlemann has been named as ProWein’s head of wine and spirits, taking over from Messe Düsseldorf’s executive director, Michael Degen.
Treasury Wine Estates’ strategy to up its premium offer appears to be paying off, with the company reporting a 42% rise in net profits in the first half.
Fizzing Champagne and Cognac sales last year helped to boost French wine and spirits exports, with Champagne values sales up 12.1% to €2.7bn.
US lawyer Don Cornwell claims he has discovered the “proverbial smoking gun” that shows Hong Kong auction house Dragon 8 committed “knowing fraud upon the public”.
More than 1,000 exhibitors keen to break into Asia Pacific markets will descend on Hong Kong in May for the 7th edition of Vinexpo Hong Kong.
UK fine wine specialist, Cult Wines, has announced it is to open an office in Hong Kong this year.
Singapore-based brewer Fraser & Neave has expressed an interest in SABMiller’s Peroni and Grolsch brands.
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