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Saturday 25 April 2015

China

ASC Fine Wines names new CEO

Chinese merchant ASC Fine Wines has announced that Bruno Baudry, currently managing director of Codorniu Asia, will become its new CEO following the resignation of John Watkins.

Friday, April 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Pernod hails ‘solid’ performance

Pernod Ricard has become the latest drinks group to reflect a steadily resurgent Asian market and buoyant US dollar, as it reported 2% organic sales growth at the end of the third quarter.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Counterfeiters target ‘Brangelina’ wine

Chinese counterfeiters have apparently begun faking the rosé wine produced from vineyards owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Human error caused Bordeaux copter crash

A human error has been cited by French justice officials as the cause of the helicopter crash in Bordeaux that killed Chinese billionaire Lam Kok and his son.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Villa Maria: staying on the radar

Villa Maria’s first ever chief operating officer talks to the drinks business about a new brand for the UK, how to raise the profile of Hawke’s Bay and why this producer’s biggest selling wine in China is white.

Monday, March 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Chinese world’s third biggest drinkers

The Chinese are fast becoming the world’s biggest drinkers outpacing Brits, Americans and the Irish in terms of per capita consumption, new research has revealed.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Acker sale makes HK$45m

Acker Merrall & Condit’s latest Hong Kong sale achieved HK$45 million, which the house says will put it on track to be the world’s leading auction house in the first quarter of this year.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux takes hit over China crackdown

Value sales of Bordeaux wine fell by 13% in 2014 according to the CIVB, with a poor 2013 harvest and rapidly slowing demand in China blamed.

Friday, March 20th, 2015 No Comments »

A Chinese first growth coming soon?

The fact that over 100 Bordeaux châteaux are now in Chinese hands, begs the question – will they ever own a first growth?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Booze is key to a long life, says 99 year old

Drinking, smoking and hard work is the secret to living a long life, according to four elderly residents of a Chinese village where most live into their 90s.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 No Comments »

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