Sotheby’s two-day Hong Kong auction last weekend, including the first ex-cellar sale from Domaine Clarence Dillon, was hailed as a resounding success and raised US$12 million.
Hong Kong residents are likely to spend more than HK$5,000 annually on wine, according to a new survey by the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition.
Today is International Grenache Day, which is designed to raise the recognition for what is widely believed to be an underrated grape variety.
Warwick Ross, producer of new wine documentary Red Obsession, has revealed how reluctant many of the Bordeaux first growths were to be interviewed for the project.
The Asian market is developing a thirst for Californian cult wine Screaming Eagle in addition to top Bordeaux and Burgundy.
The craft beer trend has been wholeheartedly embraced by Hong Kong, where pubs, bars and restaurants have improved the variety and quality of craft beers on offer.
The Asian media this week featured wines described as “bloody good”, “rich and dark”, “refreshing, ripe and juicy” and “elegant and classy”.
US auction house Acker Merrall & Condit has lined up a host of current auction favourites for its upcoming Hong Kong sale, including the first full case of Screaming Eagle 1992 to be offered since 2008.
Christie’s first autumn sale in Hong Kong got off to a strong start with Burgundy and Pétrus being both the star attractions and biggest sellers.
The Macallan introduced a new flagship decanter in Hong Kong called The Macallan M on 30 May.
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