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Sunday 29 November 2015


Tsingtao to buy remaining Suntory stake

Tsingtao brewery announced yesterday it is to buy the 50% stake that it doesn’t own in its loss-making joint venture with Suntory Holdings for 822.9m Yuan (HK$129.5m).

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Obama serves ‘$30 screwcap wine’ at state dinner

A screwcap 2014 Penner-Ash Viognier was on the menu at the White House to honour Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Premium beer sales surge in Asia

Consumers’ growing incomes in Asia are fuelling an upsurge in off-trade premium beer sales, according to a recent industry report.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Chinese bloggers furious at drunken expats

A rowdy group of foreigners cavorting on the Metro in Shanghai has sparked outrage among Chinese Weibo users.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Sarment adds ‘Super Rhône’ to its Asia portfolio

Hong Kong wine merchant Sarment has taken on Roc d’Anglade, Chêne Bleu and Domaine de Trévallon for its membership across Asia.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Scotch wins Chinese trademark battle

A Chinese court has handed an injunction to a company that was illegally labelling bottles of whisky as Scotch, which could set a legal precedent to protect the term.

Thursday, September 17th, 2015 No Comments »

2014 Czech beer exports to China ‘nearly doubled’

Exports of Czech beer to China reached 22,688 hectolitres in 2014, nearly doubling from 12,688 hectolitres the previous year, the head of the Czech Beer and Malt Association has confirmed.

Monday, September 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Freak rice wine spill kills 12 in China

Twelve people have been killed in a freak accident which saw gallons of rice wine spilled across a road in central China.

Friday, September 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Chile adapts strategy to global change

Wines of Chile president Mario Pablo Silva has set out a revised global export strategy to guide the country’s wine industry for the next decade.

Thursday, September 10th, 2015 1 Comment »

Top 10 HK private members’ clubs

From 20-year membership waiting lists to drinking dens hidden among Hong Kong’s high rises, we round up 10 of Hong Kong’s coolest private member clubs.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 No Comments »

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