The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGCB) and Vinitaly have signed an agreement to coordinate their events for the next four years.
Vinitaly International and US auction house Zachys are to host an auction in Hong Kong dedicated to Italian wines later this month.
Craft beers, shire horses, illuminated vodka and Vinitaly have all featured in a busy week for the drinks industry and the drinks business team.
The International Wine & Spirit Competition has named UK-based whisky specialist Dave Broom as the winner of its Communicator of the Year 2013 award.
Unicredit bank is to help fund new vineyards on 150 hectares near Palermo confiscated from ex-Mafia boss Michele Greco, who died in prison in 2008.
Vinitaly begins as the latest figures show that the Italian wine industry is bigger than the automotive one in the country.
Italy has snatched a 22% share of the global wine market following a record-breaking export year.
Vinitaly will push the links between Italian food and wine at the HKTDC
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