Wine pairing with five ‘bizarre’ Chinese dishes
We asked experts from leading wine merchants in Hong Kong and China to come up with wine suggestions for five bizarre Chinese dishes from snake soup to century eggs.
Italy steps up efforts in China
Italian wines are gearing up to increase their market share in China as trade organisations step up promotional efforts and move to secure Chinese trademark rights.
Hot Hong Kong openings: February
It may be the shortest month (DryFeb, anyone?) but February has seen a plethora of new bar and restaurants offerings, including delicious Korean fried chicken and Hong Kongs largest selection of gin.
Gaggan Anand’s prgoressive Indian eatery has topped Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards for the third consecutive year in the latest star-studded bash hosted in Bangkok.
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The Labruyère family has added a Champagne to its portfolio and intends to produce wines made only from individual crus.
As distilling boundaries are pushed to the limit, a trend is growing in Australia for craft gins made using native green ants.
Brexit won’t benefit sparkling wine in the UK, says head of Champagne Agents Association in response to comments from Méthode Marlborough winemaker.
A Greek brewery has filed a €100 million lawsuit against Heineken’s Greek subsidiary, Athenian Brewery, after it was fined £25m for abuse of the market over a 15-year period, squeezing out competitors through exclusivity agreements.
AB InBev is bringing Bud Light to Britain tomorrow in “the biggest ever brand launch” by the brewer.
the drinks business is now accepting entries for The Drinks Business Awards 2017, which are designed to recognise and reward top performers across the international drinks industry.
Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn is expanding its operation eastward, having signed a distribution deal with Dxcel International to export its beers to China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
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While Romanée-Conti and Petrus dominated the overall iDealwine auction rankings in 2016, the most expensive single bottle was an Hermitage La Chapelle. Investors would do well to take a closer look at this revered northern Rhône appellation.
Yannick Champ, the winemaker of Domaine Prieure Roch in Nuit-Saint-Georges, has said that the current high prices of Burgundy are “dangerous” and could follow in the footsteps of the Bordeaux price crash.
Madeira producer Henriques & Henriques has put back together several large, 100-year-old, satin wood vats for ageing its young wines.
St Emilion premier grand cru classé, Château Figeac, has announced it has released a number of wines from its cellars to be sold by Christie’s in London this March.