The widely reported fine wine boom in China never really happened according to Simon Staples of Berry Bros & Rudd.
Hong Kong has signed a deal with Chinese customs officials introducing an online system designed to dramatically speed up wine shipments to the mainland.
Gordon Ramsay has said he has “further plans” for Asia, including a venue in Macau in the future.
Sotheby’s hopes that it’s new shop at its headquarters in Pacific Place will draw in clients who do not currently buy wine at its auctions.
Corney & Barrow has appointed a new general manager for its Asian operations as well as a new marketing manager and new additions to the sales team.
With the opening of a new Hong Kong office and signing a distribution deal with COFCO in China, Australian Vintage is ramping up its activities in Asia.
The drinks business has appointed highly-experienced wine trade figure and native Cantonese speaker Ivy Ng as publisher of its Hong Kong edition.
Auction house Sotheby’s has expanded its retail arm with the opening of a new store at its Hong Kong headquarters in Pacific Place.
Cathay Pacific has launched a new aerial freight service specially designed for shipping wine.
The 10th edition of the “Word of Mouth” (WOM) Restaurant Awards also saw the launch of the first Top 10 lists for Hong Kong’s eating on-trade scene.
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