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Monday 3 August 2015


Beer aims to promote ‘nuclear peace’

A British brewery has released a beer to commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and promote “nuclear peace”.

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Suntory to launch whisky into space

Japanese whisky producer, Suntory will send samples of whisky to the International Space Station to study the effect of zero gravity has on ageing.

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Premium sake latest trend to hit US

A Maine resident has produced his own sake and is set to release it in the US, believing premium rice wine to be “an untapped market”.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 No Comments »

First Japanese ‘gastropub’ opens in Houston

Catching onto the trend of Japanese “informal drinking establishments”, two Houston chefs will launch Izakaya at the beginning of August.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Fine wine vs an apt metaphor

Storms, natural phenomena, death, sex? How best to describe the blossoming of interest in certain fine wine vintages?

Monday, July 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Japanese grapes attract record price

A single bunch of grapes has sold in Japan for a record breaking price of ¥1 million (£5,300).

Friday, July 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Japanese whisky shortage affects Nikka

Japan’s Nikka Whisky will replace its entire range of single malts with no-age-statement bottlings in the face of a nationwide aged malt whisky shortage.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 1 Comment »

Fine whisky website launched in Japan

Fuelled by global demand for Japanese whisky, an English language, multi-currency online retail site called has gone live.

Friday, June 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Japan sees jump in Australian wine exports

Wine Australia hosted its first “Inspired Tasting” in Tokyo this week, as recent export figures revealed a 7.8% increase in value of Australian wine to AUS$42.7 million.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

CIVC launches Champagne app in HK

E-learning programme, Champagne Campus is targeted at an emerging younger drinking generation who are developing a taste for bubbles.

Friday, May 15th, 2015 No Comments »

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