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Saturday 7 March 2015

Japan

Aldi to sell ‘wagyu’ beef burgers

Discount supermarket Aldi has upped the stakes in the fine foods department with plans to sell Japan’s famed delicacy wagyu beef in the form of burgers.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Vinexpo has no plans for China show

Vinexpo’s CEO has said he stands by his decision to cancel a planned Beijing show, adding there will be no Chinese fair in the near future.

Friday, February 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Japanese retailers tap into craft beer

The rising popularity of craft beer in Japan is causing retailers to rethink their on-shelf offerings.

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Studio Ghibli designs sochu ad

One of the animators from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli has designed an advert for sochu brand Satsuma Shiranami.

Friday, January 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Japanese whisky pioneer Taketsuru dies

Former president of Nikka whisky and adoptive son of its founder, Takeshi Taketsuru, has died at the age of 90.

Monday, January 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Japanese drama boosts whisky sales

A Japanese TV show has been credited with boosting sales of Nikka whisky in what has been described as the Japanese “Mad Men effect”.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Postcard from Tokyo: Simon Staples

Berry Bros & Rudd’s sales director for Asia, who moved to Tokyo two months ago, shares his insights on the Japanese wine market.

Monday, December 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Japan inspires top end Diageo gin

Diageo Reserve has added a new gin to its super-premium portfolio, following the success of a Japanese-themed creation in a recent competition.

Monday, December 1st, 2014 No Comments »

Small harvests hit Burgundy exports

The small Burgundy harvests in 2012 and 2013 have contributed to a slump in the region’s Asian markets, but the appetite remains undimmed.

Monday, November 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Japanese bathe in 2014 Beaujolais wine

Wine lovers in Japan celebrated the release of 2014’s Beaujolais Nouveau by bathing in the wine at a hot spring resort west of Tokyo.

Friday, November 21st, 2014 No Comments »

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