Fine wine brands shouldn’t forget Japan and the UK for sales and image building, believes Opus One CEO David Pearson.
A six-litre imperial of Macallan “M”, rare Burgundy from Armand Rousseau and an ex-cellar collection of Veuve Clicquot will kickstart Sotheby’s 2014 season in Hong Kong.
This week’s Asian media wine recommendations include a “sophisticated” red, a white with “a full and voluminous body” and sparkler “with well-rounded acidity and a long, compelling finish.”
Christie’s is to increase the number of its online only wine auctions in a drive to attract a younger audience of bidders.
This week’s Asian media recommendations include a “beautifully mature” red, a “elegant and lively” Champagne and a white with “delicately delivered” flavours.
US auction house Zachys is celebrating its biggest ever sale in Asia with over HK$52 million made last week, while Christie’s set a new world record for Burgundy at the same time.
The presence of Japanese sake, shochu and awamori at the Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Fair was up dramatically on last year – indicating a change in Hong Kong tastes.
A Hello Kitty Champagne is set to be launched onto the global market after making its debut at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair last week.
This week’s recommendations in the Asian media include a white wine with “wonderful balance and freshness”, and a red with a “smooth and velvety palate” that is “rather addictive”.
Chinese consumers are branching out beyond the confines of French wine and are developing an increasing thirst for wines from Spain.
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