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Thursday 11 February 2016


Amazon launches sommelier-by-phone service

Online retailer Amazon has launched a sommelier service with a difference, giving customers expert wine advice over the phone.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 No Comments »

Nestlé launches sake-infused Kit Kat

Nestlé Japan has launched its latest marketing gimmick aimed at tourists – a sake-infused Kit Kat with an ABV of 0.8%.

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 No Comments »

Chile overtakes France as top imported wine in Japan

Imports of Chilean wine have surpassed those from France in Japan for the first time, with Chile now the country’s top imported wine by origin.

Friday, January 29th, 2016 No Comments »

The price of money

As the fine wine market is measured in sterling, its performance affects everything – especially price returns.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 No Comments »

Japanese Koshu tasting to hit London

The UK wine trade is being invited to attend the seventh annual Koshu of Japan tasting in London next month.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 No Comments »

Japanese distillery launches first single malt

The ‘Komagatake Rindo’ is the first of a premium series released by Shinshu distillery in Nagano Prefecture.

Friday, January 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Champagne poised for a record year

Sales of Champagne reached a record high last year, driven by strong demand from export markets, favourable exchange rates and steady sales in France.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 No Comments »

New premium saké launched in HK

Tapping into the global rise of premium saké exports, the imaginatively named Four Fox Saké has been introduced to the Hong Kong market.

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Hugel: Asia ‘the best market’

Etienne Hugel is ‘bouyant’ about Asia since Japan has jumped ahead of the UK in terms of volume exports and China’s sales have increased by 45% year on year.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 No Comments »

World’s most expensive gin launched

Cambridge Distillery has launched what it claims to be the world’s most expensive gin at £2,000 made from the “angel’s share” of its Japanese gin.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 1 Comment »

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