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Saturday 29 August 2015


Asia a major focus of growth for TWE

Treasury Wine Estates is embracing the “evolving” market of Asia as last week’s results revealed profits for the region were up 52%.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 1 Comment »

Japan sharpens wine laws

Japan is tightening rules for its wine industry, requiring all products labelled as Japanese wine to be made entirely from grapes grown within the country.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Japanese safety camera detects drunk passengers

A camera system that detects drunken passengers and alerts staff to prevent them from falling onto the tracks has been installed at a train station in Japan.

Friday, August 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Dekantā – a whisky fan’s favourite website?

From unknown releases to Yamazaki and Hibiki, online retailer Dekantā looks set to blow the likes of Master of Malt right out of the (fire) water.

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

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