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Monday 1 September 2014

Asia

Beer imports reach record high in South Korea

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.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Kirin sales decline in Japan

Sales of one of Japan’s leading beer brands, Kirin, have tumbled further this year and it is falling further behind its competitors.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

New training programme for HK trade

WineSPIT, a new training programme for staff in Hong Kong has been announced.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Scotch whisky trademarked in Burma

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.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 No Comments »

China’s entry-level wine market gets boost

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.

Monday, July 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Penfolds locked in Chinese legal battle

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.

Monday, July 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Snow Leopard vodka arrives in HK

Snow Leopard, the “world’s first” ethical vodka, has been launched in Hong Kong.

Monday, July 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Macallan cask sells for HK$2m

A cask of 1991 Macallan has sold for nearly HK$2 million at auction in Hong Kong, well above its high estimate.

Monday, July 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 most powerful whisky brands

In the next instalment of our Power Brands series, we take a look at the world’s most powerful whisky brands of 2014.

Monday, July 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Canned cocktails gain popularity in Japan

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.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

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