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Friday 31 October 2014

Asia

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 »

Uncorked: Hubert Chabot

The head sommelier of the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, Hubert Chabot, talks about ambition and his holiday plans.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Aussie winemaker wins Ningxia challenge

An Australian winemaker has emerged victorious from an international group of vintners invited to try their hand at making wine in the Chinese region of Ningxia.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 No Comments »

HK protest in pictures

A few snapshots of the on-going pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine Explorers: South Korea

South Korea might not be a country known for its wines but, as the Wine Explorers discover, that hasn’t stopped its enthusiastic, but small set of winemakers.

Monday, September 29th, 2014 No Comments »

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