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Friday 30 September 2016 loc: GB

China

Demand for wine education rises

Demand has risen for wine education in key markets including China, the UK and North America, the WSET has reported, after seeing the number of candidates rise for the 14th consecutive year.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 3 Comments »

Chinese table tennis star Ma Long says alcohol is his ‘secret weapon’

A gold medal hopeful at Rio 2016 has said that alcohol helps him to overcome the anxiety of performing in front of a crowd.

Monday, August 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Kerry Hotel appoints Nicholas Smith as GM

Nicholas Smith has been appointed the new general manager of Shangri-La’s Kerry Hotel, which is set to open in Hong Kong this December.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 No Comments »

B.C. winery defends owner over arrest

Lulu Island Winery in Richmond, British Columbia has hit back at Chinese media over reports that claimed its owner, John Chang had been arrested for smuggling ice wine into China.

Monday, July 25th, 2016 No Comments »

ASC enters new partnership with Delicato

ASC Fine Wines has announced it have the exclusive distribution rights to Californian winery, Delicato Family Vineyards for Mainland China.

Monday, July 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Drunk Chinese man breaks in and sleeps on stranger’s sofa

After one too many, a partygoer in Chongqing, southwest China sought refuge on a stranger’s sofa, saying afterwards that he felt it was “inappropriate to sleep on the road.”

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Chinese villagers use innovative bamboo technique to brew alcohol

Villagers in China’s Zhejiang province have created a new way of purifying alcohol in a local bamboo forest.

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 No Comments »

Macau somm wins WOSA Asia Cup

The sommelier of Macau’s glitzy Studio City, Joe Yang has won the Asia semifinals of Wines of South Africa’s (WOSA) prestigious Sommelier Cup.

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 No Comments »

Premium boosts Aussie wine exports, but volumes flat

The growth of premium bottled wine sales in China and North America helped boost the value of exports from Australia, but sales were down in the UK and Europe.

Thursday, July 14th, 2016 1 Comment »

HK’s Cointreau Queens crowned

Hong Kong’s first ever Cointreau Queens competition saw seven female-lead teams battle it out to get through to the Asia finals in Shanghai.

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 No Comments »

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