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Week in pictures: Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s vinous world has seen some fantastic events of late, including hanging out with James Halliday, feeling the heat at Wine and Dine and a 1982 Bordeaux vertical dinner at Petrus.

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Japan readies for 2016 Vinexpo Tokyo

The world’s wine and spirits trade will converge on Tokyo in a little over a week for the 2016 edition of Vinexpo Tokyo, with several big name exhibitors taking up a stand at the show for the first time.

Friday, November 4th, 2016 No Comments »

Friarwood rolls out e-commerce site

London independent merchant Friarwood Fine Wines is expected to roll out its first e-commerce venture this week, as part of the new management team’s plan to develop and build the company.

Friday, November 4th, 2016 No Comments »

The week in pictures

Pub dogs, pink gin, Thai-spiced cocktails and our first taste of New Zealand’s 2016 vintage make up this week’s round-up of drinks-related shenanigans.

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Symington acquires new quinta

Symington Family Estates has acquired a new property in the north-east of the Douro with 33 hectares of vineyards.

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Wine fraudster fined £7.1m over ‘moon wines’

A Bordeaux wine producer has been jailed for two years and fined €8m (£7.1m) for blending cheaper wines with higher-end vintages, passing them off as the more prestigious label.

Friday, November 4th, 2016 1 Comment »

Bollinger renews partnership with England Rugby

The Rugby Football Union has renewed its partnership with Champagne Bollinger, which will continue as the official Champagne of England Rugby for another four years.

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How drinks brands are swaying public opinion on politics

Consumers are no longer sitting on the fence when it comes to their purchases. They realise they have the power to incite change and are demanding the same from the brands they buy, who need to take note, says Will Rowe, CEO of audience insight agency Protein.

Friday, November 4th, 2016 No Comments »

California Wine Institute appoints UK ‘dream team’

California Wine Institute has re-structured its trade, PR and event representation in the UK, following the closure of its London office earlier this year.

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The Sauvignon Blanc juggernaut ‘cannot be stopped’

The ‘juggernaut’ of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc success is set to continue unabated as new consumers ‘come up through the ranks’, according to Hugh Crichton, winemaker at Hawke’s Bay’s Vidal Estate.

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