Top 10 Wines for Chinese New Year
As Chinese race to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Rooster next week, we’ve asked merchants for their recommendations for this festive occasion from budget bottles to China’s favourite clarets and Chile’s premium reds.
BIVB announces Bourgogne Week Hong Kong
The second edition of Bourgogne Week Hong Kong will take place from 27 February-3 March and will herald the new release of the 2015 vintage which is set to land officially in early summer.
Hot HK and Macau openings: January
Whether Dry January is in force or not, there’s plenty of new offerings in Hong Kong and Macau this month including a fun Japanese/Peruvian hotchpotch and a fancy dim sum hangout complete with a Mahjong Parlour.
From a Viper Martini to the Monkey Mandarin Punch, Gaucho has created a new range of cocktails in honour of all 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
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Chilean producer Cono Sur has planted and acquired two new vineyards, one in southern Bio Bio the other in Aconcagua.
Bob Lindo of Camel Valley in Cornwall has written an open letter to clarify his stance on the proposed ‘British Fizz’ PGI, which the wine trade has largely criticised.
Berry Bros & Rudd’s Burgundy director, Jasper Morris MW, is to leave the merchant this summer.
Scottish brewery Innis & Gunn has promoted Esther Binnie to the role of Finance Director, as it seeks to double turnover to £250 million in the next three years.
The dbHK team have rounded up some of the most popular food and drink pairings around the world in celebration of the upcoming Year of the Rooster.
Starbucks is ending its experimental Starbucks Evenings programme – which had offered a menu of beer and wine – at over 400 US outlets.
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After a few years of muted activity in the wake of the government crackdown on corruption, China’s fine wine drinkers are showing signs of life again. Will the Year of the Rooster mark a return to form?
Fine wine merchants were caught out by the surge in the secondary market last year, with 98% underestimating its eventual close.
Château Lafite’s price premium over its fellow first growths continued to shrink over the course of 2016 having declined steadily since 2011.
Burgundian vintner Etienne de Montille is planning to build a winery in southern Hokkaido in Japan to produce cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.