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THAILAND PLANS TO TAX NO & LOW ALCOHOLS IN FISCAL 2023

NEWS 23-9-2022

The Thai government is planning to increase excise tax on all types of alcohols, including no & low alcohols, in the fiscal year 2023 to boost government coffer.



CHANGI AIRPORT & LOTTE DUTY FREE TO WOW CONNOISSEURS WITH EXCLUSIVE RARITIES

NEWS 22-9-2022

Over 200 outstanding expressions from more than 75 renowned brands, including some first-in-the-region rarities will be available for purchase from 30 September to 31 December.



EU FUNDS 3-YEAR CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE G.I. WINES IN MAJOR ASIAN MARKETS

NEWS 21-9-2022

The European Wine Ambassadors campaign will see producers from Spain, Italy and Greece promoting their wines in China, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan between now and 2024.



BEIJING TO OPEN WORLD'S SECOND BIGGEST WINE MUSEUM IN 2024

NEWS 20-9-2022

Spanning 18,000 sqm in Fangshan district, the Universal Wine Museum is scheduled to open in Beijing in May 2024 in collaboration with the Cité du Vin of Bordeaux.



CITY OF DELHI: GOVERNMENT LIQUOR SHOPS REOPEN TODAY AS PRIVATE SHOPS SHUT

NEWS 1-9-2022

The city of Delhi returns to the old liquor retail regime today with the reopening of government shops while private shops shut after only 9 months in business.



OVER 1M BOTTLES OF SCOTCH WHISKY ON FIRST SCOTLAND-CHINA DIRECT CONTAINER SERVICE

NEWS 31-8-2022

The new direct service will have 3 sailings per month, calling at Ningbo and Shenzhen, before arriving in Scottish Greenock Terminal via sister container terminal in Liverpool.



MALAYSIA: RELIGION MINISTER WANTS TO BAN OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATIONS

NEWS 30-8-2022

The religion minister's call casts doubts on the 48th edition of Penang’s Oktoberfest which is scheduled to return on 21 to 22 October after a two-year hiatus.



DIAGEO PAUSED SALES IN SOME INDIAN STATES TO FIGHT FOR PRICE HIKES

NEWS 29-8-2022

Diageo India has paused sales in some Indian states where liquor prices are still capped despite rising inflation. The company is lobbying for prices to rise with inflation.



"RAREST JAPANESE WHISKY" FROM A GHOST DISTILLERY, SHIRAKAWA 1985 AT USD29,580 A BOTTLE

NEWS 25-8-2022

Shirakawa is a ghost Japanese whisky distillery which was demolished in 2003. A batch of its whisky distilled in 1958 will be released in a 1500 bottles limited edition.



WINES OF CHILE WILL GO ALL OUT TO DIG DEEP IN CHINA AND ASIA

NEWS 24-8-2022

The Chilean wine marketing board said in its Wines of Chile Summit 2022 that China and Asia represent the greatest opportunities for Chilean wine exporters.



THAILAND PLANS PUB HOURS INTO 4AM TO LURE MORE TOURISTS

NEWS 23-8-2022

After having lifted a 5-decade long ban on afternoon drinking, Thailand is planning to extend pub hours from 2am to 4am, to lure more tourists to help economic recovery.



歐美破紀錄提前採摘 香檳區今天迎來秋收

FOCUS 22-8-2022

今天是8月22 日,法國産區當中,以氣溫清涼聞名的香檳産區,提早今日就開始採摘葡萄,而其他法國以至歐美的産區,今年也紛紛提前了進行採摘,是記憶能及的最早採摘年份。



JAPAN’S TAX AGENCY WANTS YOUNG PEOPLE TO CONSUME MORE ALCOHOL

NEWS 18-8-2022

The tax agency's “Sake Viva!” campaign invites those aged 20 to 39 to submit business plans to promote domestic alcoholic drinks to young people.



INDIA: DIAGEO TO INVEST USD5.7M TO BUILD CRAFT & INNOVATION HUB IN GOA

NEWS 17-8-2022

The hub will have production capacity of 20,000 cases of spirits a month, it will serve as an incubator for select start-ups where they can create their own craft products.



PORTUGUESE WINE EXPORTS TO CHINA DECLINED 47.7% IN H1 2022

NEWS 16-8-2022

Value of Portuguese wine exports to China declined 47.7% in the first half of 2022, while exports to Japan increased by 21.6%, according to latest data released by ViniPortugal.



MALAYSIA: "DEALCOHOLISED" DRINKS CANNOT BE LABELLED AS NON-ALCOHOLIC

NEWS 15-8-2022

Beverages that have its alcohol content removed after normal fermentation process can only be labelled as "dealcoholised" to avoid confusing the country’s Muslim consumers.



BAIJIU DISTILLER LUZHOU LAOJIAO BACKS CHINA DUTY FREE'S IPO IN HONG KONG

NEWS 12-8-2022

World's biggest travel retailer China Duty Free is to raise up to USD2.17b from a second listing in Hong Kong, baijiu distiller Luzhou Laojiao is one of the 9 cornerstone investors.



KOREAN-OWNED SHAFER VINEYARDS ACQUIRED 46 HECTRES FROM CULT WINERY SCREAMING EAGLE

NEWS 11-8-2022

The acquisition includes 9 hectares in the famed Stags Leap District and is worth USD 35 million. Screaming Eagle won the Judgement of Paris tasting in 1976.



PENFOLDS WINS: CHINA'S SUPREME COURT DECLARES "RUSH RICH" BRAND INVALID

NEWS 10-8-2022

The Supreme People’s Court of China recently declared the "Rush Rich" brand invalid, ending Penfolds' six-year legal battle against the Chinese copycat brand.



JAPAN BREWERS SHOWCASED UNIQUE "DEEP SEA SPACE SAKES" IN HONG KONG

NEWS 8-8-2022

These special sakes from Japan's Kochi Prefecture were brewed with yeasts that have survived extreme conditions in outer space and in 6200 meters deep sea.



4000萬瓶假酒流入全球市場  西班牙酒商被控詐騙罪

FOCUS 4-8-2022

西班牙酒商Grupo Reserva de la Tierra,涉嫌在2019至2021間,向客戶提供超過4000萬瓶貼上虛假産區標籤的葡萄酒,從而謀利約1400萬歐元,被正式落案起訴,受騙客戶遍布歐洲、美國、中國、日本和巴西。



S. KOREAN RETAIL GIANTS SHINSEGAE AND LOTTE WILL MAKE WHISKIES FROM EXOTIC JEJU ISLAND

NEWS 3-8-2022

The competing retailers have picked the southern Jeju Island to build their own whisky distilleries, to benefit from the island’s clean water and exotic image.



CHAOS AND CONFUSION AS DELHI CITY ROLLED BACK PRIVATISATION OF LIQUOR RETAIL

NEWS 2-8-2022

Chaos and confusion as the Delhi city government decided to roll back the sweeping changes introduced last November to privatise the city’s liquor retail.




SIX OF WORLD'S TEN MOST VALUABLE SPIRITS BRANDS ARE CHINESE BAIJIU

NEWS 1-8-2022

Six of the world’s ten most valuable spirits brands are Chinese baijiu, with Kweichow Moutai, Wuliangye, Luzhou Laojiao and Yanghe taking the top four positions.





LIMITED EDITION OF CALIFORNIA MADE PENFOLDS 177 LAUNCHED IN CHINA

NEWS 28-7-2022

Made from California Cabernet Sauvignon, Penfolds 177 is released exclusively for the Chinese market to mark the 177th anniversary of the Penfolds brand.



AT LEAST 57 DIED FROM DRINKING ILLICIT LIQUOR IN DRY INDIAN STATE OF GUJARAT

NEWS 27-7-2022

At least 57 people have died and some 150 hospitalised in Gujarat which bans alcohol, 10 have been arrested including a man who allegedly supplied methanol to bootleggers.



ROBERT PARKER WINE ADVOCATE APPOINTED FILIPINO I.T. COMPANY TO BUILD B2B PLATFORM

NEWS 26-7-2022

The renowned wine rating company is planning to expand from its current B2C model into B2B as well, to further tap into the e-commerce opportunities.



NORTH KOREA'S NATIONAL BEER TAEDGONGGANG HAS A VERY BRITISH ORIGIN

NEWS 25-7-2022

Started production 20 years ago in Pyongyang, the Taedgonggang Brewery's original facilities were actually transplanted from a disused brewery in the United Kingdom.



墨西哥選美皇后被捕 涉嫌盜竊西班牙餐廳160萬歐元名酒

FOCUS 21-7-2022

現年29歲的前墨西哥選美冠軍Priscilla Lara Guevara及47歲的羅馬尼亞籍同黨Constantin Golubic,日前在克羅地亞落網,他們涉嫌去年底偷取西班牙米其林餐廳價值約160萬歐元的名酒。



CHINESE BREWERY WINNING THE HEARTS OF BEER CONSUMERS IN ISLAMIC PAKISTAN

NEWS 20-7-2022

Produced by a Chinese-invested brewery in Pakistan, beer brands HungChi (Red Flag) and Hui Cheng have rapidly gained popularity among Pakistan’s consumers.



SEVEN ASIAN RESTAURANTS MADE TO WORLD’S 50 BEST 2022, FOUR ARE JAPANESE

NEWS 19-7-2022

Seven Asian restaurants named the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022, Japan has 4 restaurants on the list, while Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand each has one.



AUSSIE GOV'T FUNDED STUDY TO UNCORK JAPAN AND S.KOREA WINE MARKETS

NEWS 18-7-2022

Dubbed “Uncorking new opportunities for Australian Wine in Japan & South Korea”, the study findings will be shared in a webiner hosted by Australian Grape & Wine tomorrow.



SINGAPORE: HEFTY FINES OR LONG JAIL TERMS TO BIGGEST ALCOHOL TAX EVASION GANG

NEWS 15-7-2022

Three men who masterminded Singapore’s largest alcohol tax evasion syndicate were ordered to pay hefty fines of SGD28m to 48m (USD20m to 34m), or face long term in jail.



CHINA TOLD ALCOHOL & TOBACCO BRANDS STOP EXPLOITING THE IMAGE OF THE PLA

NEWS 13-7-2022

The message was announced by an exceptionally high-profile circular issued jointly by six government departments including the Central Military Commission.



AUSTRALIA LOOKING TO HELP INDIA SET UP WINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

NEWS 12-7-2022

The two sides are looking at establishing a research and training institute in India with the Australian Wine Research Institute offering their expertise.



ASIAN FEMALE COLLECTOR ACQUIRED 1975 ARDBEG CASK AT RECORD-BREAKING USD19M

NEWS 11-7-2022

The 1975 Ardbeg cask, called Cask No. 3, is enough to make 440 bottles costing USD43,180 per piece. The previous cask whisky record was set earlier this year at USD18m.



JAPAN'S ALCOHOLIC DRINKS EXPORTS QUINTUPLED IN 10 YEARS

NEWS 8-7-2022

Japan's alcoholic drinks exports increased 61.4% in 2021 to reach 114.6 billion yen, the trade has grown five-fold in the past ten years.



JAPAN’S SUNTORY: PRICE FOR BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU 2022 TO RISE AT LEAST 40%

NEWS 7-7-2022

Suntory Holdings said the price increase in Japan for November's Beaujolais Nouveau release is mainly due to sharp rise in transportation costs.



法國破獲假酒集團 波爾多莊主疑為主腦被捕

FOCUS 6-7-2022

法國警方搗破一個售賣假酒的團伙,行動中逮捕了超過20名疑販,包括懷疑是主腦的酒莊莊主,團伙涉嫌以來自西班牙等地的低價葡萄酒,偽裝成中價的波爾多Medoc産區葡萄酒出售圖利,除了供應給本地超市外,亦有出口到外國。



FRANCE MEETS JAPAN: LIMITED RELEASE OF 500 COURVOISIER MIZUNARA AT USD 2000 EACH

NEWS 5-7-2022

The expression was created by chief blenders of Courvoisier and House of Suntory using maturation traditions of both Cognac and Japanese whisky.



GEORGIAN WINE HAS HIGH HOPES ON FREE TRADE DEAL WITH S. KOREA

NEWS 4-7-2022

Georgia is actively promoting its wines in South Korea and is hoping that a free trade deal will boost wine exports to this fast growing Asian market.



CHINA’S YANTAI CITY ADMITTED AS A MEMBER OF GLOBAL WINE TOURISM ORGANISATION

NEWS 1-7-2022

Joining other major wine producing member cities like Bordeaux of France and Rioja of Spain, Yantai is the only Chinese city having been admitted to GWTO.



INDIA'S ALLIED BLENDERS & DISTILLERS TO RAISE USD 253M FROM IPO

NEWS 30-6-2022

The owner of leading Indian whisky brand, Officer's Choice, has filed application for an IPO to raise INR 20 billion (USD253 million).



PROWINE SHOWS TO BE HELD IN SINGAPORE THIS YEAR AND NEXT

NEWS 29-6-2022

ProWine Singapore will take place 5 to 8 September this year and then again from 25 to 28 April in 2023 at the Singapore Expo, accoding to Messe Düsseldorf Asia.



VIETNAM’S ALCOHOLIC DRINKS SECTOR CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO HALT TAX HIKE

NEWS 23-6-2022

The Vietnamese government is planning to hike consumption tax on alcoholic drinks, hard hit by the pandemic, the industry calls for a delay of the tax.



THAILAND TO LIFT BAN ON AFTERNOON ALCOHOL SALES AFTER 5 DECADES FROM JULY

NEWS 22-6-2022

Thailand government will lift its 5-decade long alcohol sales ban between 2 to 5pm from next Friday 1 July, to help boost post-pandemic tourism.



WINE AUSTRALIA TO CLOSE ITS CHINA OFFICE IN SHANGHAI

NEWS 21-6-2022

In the face of a 97 percent slump in wine exports to China, Australia's wine marketing board, Wine Australia, decided to close its China office in Shanghai.



REPORTS: INDIA'S SULA VINEYARDS PLANS AN IPO OF USD180M

NEWS 20-6-2022

Quoting market sources, reports said the Nashik-based winemaker has appointed bankers for the IPO and will soon file its documents with the Indian Exchange.



太空葡萄藤或出現了科學家期望的基因進化

FOCUS 17-6-2022

去年一月,12瓶波爾多Petrus 2000,以及320棵葡萄藤折枝由國際太空站返回地球,初步研究顯示,太空藤蔓在生長速度、多酚含量、以及抵抗能力方面都有所變化,可能是太空環境激發了進化程序。



JAPANESE PRODUCER PLANNING TO RELEASE LIQUOR DISTILLED FROM WOOD

NEWS 15-6-2022

Tokyo-based Ethical Spirits, a venture company, will use technology developed by Japanese researchers to make this ground-breaking product.



INVITATION ONLY: WILLIAM GRANT & SONS OPENED THE DISTILLERS LIBRARY IN BANGKOK

NEWS 14-6-2022

After Singapore, China and Vietnam, invited connoisseurs in Bangkok will be the next in the world to be able to enjoy the Scotch distiller's exclusive collection.



CHINA'S KWEICHOW MOUTAI LAUNCHED LIQUOR ICE CREAM TO ATTRACT YOUNG CONSUMERS

NEWS 13-6-2022

The ice cream is 2 percent infused with Moutai's signature fiery baijiu, there are 3 flavours and priced RMB59 to 66 (USD9 to 9.9) for a 75-gram cup.



INDIA AND EU TO RESUME TRADE TALKS NEXT WEEK WITH WINE DUTIES HIGH ON AGENDA

NEWS 9-6-2022

India and EU will resume their stalled trade negotiations next week in Brussels with duties on imported wines and automobiles expected to be high on the agenda.



MACAU AND ZHUHAI BUSTED RMB135M LIQUOR SMUGGLE RING ARRESTING 19

NEWS 8-6-2022

Thousands of bottles of Kweichow Moutai, Penfolds wines and Japanese whiskies were seized from a series of raids on shops, warehouse and storage facilities.



CHINA'S PIGEON HILL DENIED REPORT THAT IT SUPPLIED WINES TO MAKE CHINESE PENFOLDS

NEWS 6-6-2022

Pigeon Hill (Xige) Winery in China’s Ningxia wine region denied a Meininger report which said it is the source of the Chinese Penfolds to be released later this year.



REPORT: ONLY 2% OF AUSSIE WINE EXPORTS TO INDIA WILL ENJOY TRADE DEAL TARIFF REDUCTIONS

NEWS 2-6-2022

An Indian think tank said just about 2% of India’s wine imports from Australia are above the price thresholds set for duty reductions under the interim trade deal.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA TO PROMOTE ITS WINES & FOOD IN JAPANESE E-COMMERCE SITE RAKUTEN

NEWS 1-6-2022

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten will launch a “Tasting South Australia” special page on 3 June in partnership with the South Australia state government.



THAILAND'S NIGHTLIFE VENUES ALLOWED TO REOPEN FROM TOMORROW

NEWS 31-5-2022

Entertainment venues in touristy areas like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and 28 other Blue and Green zone provinces will be permitted to stay open until midnight.



DIEGO SELLS 32 INDIAN LIQUOR BRANDS TO INBREW TO FOCUS ON PREMIUM LABELS

NEWS 30-5-2022

Diego will sell 32 of its local Indian liquor brands to Inbrew Beverages for USD106 million in a premiumisation move to get rid of some low-margin products.



SINGAPORE LAUNCHED BEER MADE FROM SEWAGE AT USD3.28 PER CAN

NEWS 27-5-2022

Singapore’s national water agency has turned sewage into a blonde ale called NewBrew in an attempt to raise awareness on water scarcity.



WORLD’S MOST CONSUMED SPIRIT S. KOREA’S JINRO SOJU ON GLOBALISATION PUSH

NEWS 26-5-2022

World’s best selling spirit brand, Jinro Soju, is planning a global push eyeing a double-digit growth in exports this year with special focus on Japan, China and the USA.



AUSTRALIA’S NEW PRIME MINISTER CALLS ON CHINA TO LIFT PUNITIVE TARIFFS

NEWS 25-5-2022

Anthony Albanese calls on China to remove the punitive tariffs imposed on Australian goods, including wines, because there is “no justification” for them.



CHINA DRAGS LVMH REVENUE, HENNESSY COGNAC Q1 SALES DOWN 18%

NEWS 16-5-2022

LVMH's wine and spirits division lags its leather and fashion department in Q1 2022, global sales of its flagship Hennessy Cognac down 18% due to COVID lockdowns in China.



TWE CEO SAID DIVERSIFICATION TO ASIAN MARKETS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

NEWS 12-5-2022

Owner of the Penfolds brand, Treasury Wine Estates, said the group is ahead of schedule in diversifying to other markets in Asia as a strategy to beat China tariffs.



CHINESE WINERY SENT MARSELAN WINE & CUTTING SAMPLES TO SPACE

NEWS 11-5-2022

Tiansai Vineyards in Xinjiang has sent samples of their Marselan wine and cutting to space in an experiment aiming at improving the genetics of their crops.



SIX DOMESTIC WINES SERVED IN S. KOREAN PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION DINNER

NEWS 10-5-2022

Despite the popularity of imported wines in South Korea, guests attending President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration dinner were served domestic wines.



意大利Verona籌建葡萄酒博物館    耗資5000萬歐元

FOCUS 9-5-2022

意大利的Verona市,地理上接近意大利北部的酒區,該市在本月初舉行的Vinitaly展覽會上,宣布將會建設一座葡萄酒博物館Museo del Vino,耗資達5000萬歐元,並得到了國家旅局支持,期望2026年落成。



UK EYES ZERO TARIFF FOR LIQUOR EXPORTS TO INDIA IN FREE TRADE TALKS

NEWS 6-5-2022

According to local media reports, the UK industry is hoping to see the tariff reduced by 50% in the first year of the deal, 90% in the third year, and eliminated in five years.



S. KOREA’S LOTTE OPENS DUTY FREE SHOP IN SYDNEY FEATURING PREMIUM WHISKY BAR

NEWS 5-5-2022

The shop features a cellar-door experience with resident sommeliers to assist connoisseurs to enjoy wines or sample premium whiskies from a 100-bottle Whisky Bar.



NIGHTLIFE WILL RETURN TO HONG KONG AS BARS AND PUBS ALLOWED TO REOPEN

NEWS 3-5-2022

Hong Kong’s nightlife will return as bars and clubs are allowed to reopen on 19 May after five months of closure.



COA OF HONG KONG NAMED ASIA'S BEST BAR DEFYING COVID DOOM

NEWS 2-5-2022

Coa of Hong Kong is named Asia’s Best Bar for the second time, the bar has been selling bottled cocktails to survive COVID measures which shut its doors since January.



AUSTRIAN WINE SECTOR TARGETING CHINA’S NICHE GASTRONOMY MARKET

NEWS 28-4-2022

Austria’s wine sector is targeting China’s niche gastronomy market with hope that their wine exports to China can grow 10-fold as predicted by the WTO.



JAPAN’S SUNTORY TO RAISE BEER PRICES UP TO 10% AFTER 28% HIKE IN ITS WHISKIES

NEWS 27-4-2022

Suntory announced yesterday that retail prices on 162 products, mostly beers, will rise between 6 to 10 percent from 1 October to reflect higher production costs.



TAIWAN TO HALVE TARIFF RATE ON CHAMPAGNES TO WOO FRANCE

NEWS 26-4-2022

Taiwan's legislature today passed a bill to halve the import tariff on Champagnes from 20 percent to 10 percent with a view to deepen ties with France.



不讓波爾多專美    勃艮第美酒美食博物館下月開幕

FOCUS 25-4-2022

經過十多年規劃,投資2.5億歐元,一座屬於勃艮第産區的美酒美食博物館,將於5月6日在法國第戎市(Dijon)開幕,估計每年可吸引100萬名遊客。



INDIA SURVEY: ONLY 16% URBAN INDIANS PREFER WHISKY, FAR LOWER THAN WINE & BEER

NEWS 21-4-2022

A recent survey has found that despite being the biggest consumer of whiskies in the world, only 16 percent of urban Indians said whisky is their favourite drink.



RAREST & OLDEST OF JAPANESE WHISKIES ON OFFER AT HK AUCTION IN MAY

NEWS 20-4-2022

A bottle of the very rare Yamazaki 50YO First Release and a bottle of the distillery’s oldest 55YO will go under the hammer at a Bonhams sale in Hong Kong on 20 May.



SINGAPORE NIGHTLIFE VENUES ALLOWED TO REOPEN TODAY AFTER TWO YEARS OF CLOSURE

NEWS 19-4-2022

Singapore’s nightlife venues can eventually reopen today, but customers will need a negative antigen test and have mask on even when dancing and singing.



CHINA'S IMPORTED WINE MARKET SLUMP AMID LOCKDOWN MEASURES

NEWS 18-4-2022

China’s imported wine market cooled rapidly due to recent coronavirus outbreaks which see major cities like Shanghai and Shenzhen go into lockdown.



LEFT OUT IN REOPEN PLAN, HK BAR TRADE SLAMMED GOV'T DISCRIMINATING

NEWS 14-4-2022

Hong Kong’s bar trade has criticised the government of being discriminatory, with the industry being left out in the latest reopening plan.



S. KOREAN RETAIL GIANTS SHINSEGAE AND LOTTE TO BUILD WHISKY DISTILLERIES AT HOME

NEWS 13-4-2022

South Korea local media reported that both Shinsegae and Lotte are recruiting whisky experts to help build whisky distilleries at home.



AUSSIE HARVEST: RED WINE GRAPES DUMPED AMID OVERSUPPLY DUE TO LOSS OF CHINA MARKET

NEWS 12-4-2022

In Sunraysia area of Murray Darling region alone, it was reported that about 15,000 tonnes of ripe red wine grapes will be left to rot this harvest season.



S. AFRICAN PRODUCERS MAKE WINES TO SUIT CHINESE TASTES, EXPORTS TO CHINA DOUBLED IN 2 YEARS

NEWS 11-4-2022

Some South African wine producers are making wines specifically for the Chinese palate after having seen their wine exports to China doubled in the past two years.



DIPLOMATIC ROW: PAKISTAN POLICE RAIDED N. KOREA EMBASSY FOR LIQUOR STORAGE

NEWS 8-4-2022

Pakistan and North Korea were caught in a diplomatic row after Islamabad police raided North Korean Embassy for allegedly storing huge quantity of liquor.



霜凍致法國葡萄園火海再現    破壞程度不及往年

FOCUS 6-4-2022

今年霜凍與去年不同,不但歷時較短,只維持了一個晚上,加上今年藤蔓的生長周期較為正常,沒有過多的藤蔓長出了幼芽,因而情況應該較去年樂觀。



AUSSIE WINE SECTOR TARGETS ASIAN MARKETS WITH AUD1.8M PROMOTION GRANT

NEWS 5-4-2022

Australian Grape & Wine has been awarded AUD1.8 million grant to explore new international markets, Asian markets like Japan, South Korea and India are amongst the top targets.



AUSSIE WINE TARIFFS TO INDIA REDUCED UP TO 50% THANKS TO TRADE DEAL

NEWS 4-4-2022

Australia and India signed trade agreement last Saturday, tariffs on Australian wine will be cut by 33 to 50%, further reductions will phase in over 10 years.



JAPAN’S LEGAL DRINKING AGE STAYS AT 20 DESPITE NEW AGE OF ADULTHOOD AT 18

NEWS 1-4-2022

Japan will lower its citizens’ age of adulthood from 20 to 18 this month, but legal drinking age will remain at 20 along with smoking and gambling.



JAPAN AND THAILAND WIN BIG IN ASIA’S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS 2022

NEWS 30-3-2022

Japanese restaurants Den and Florilège in Tokyo won top and third spots while Thai restaurant Sorn in Bangkok claimed second place.



HK’S FLYING WINEMAKER PARTNERS WITH INDULGE TO EXPLORE S. KOREA MARKET

NEWS 29-3-2022

The Hong Kong-based Flying Winemaker Group is partnering with South Korea’s Indulge Co. Ltd to expand to the country where the wine market is booming.



KWEICHOW MOUNTAI OWNED BORDEAUX CHATEAU CHANGED HANDS UNDER COURT ORDER

NEWS 28-3-2022

Bordeaux winery Chateau Loudenne, which had been owned by leading Chinese baijiu producer Kweichow Moutai since 2013, has recently been sold under a court order.



VINE CULTIVATION IN INDIA’S NASHIK WINE REGION SET TO EXPAND BY 1000 ACRES

NEWS 25-3-2022

Wineries in India’s Nashik wine region are expecting 20% growth in wine sales in India, they are planning to add 1000 acres to 7,000 acres of grape cultivation to meet the demand.



SINGAPORE TO LIFT RESTRICTION ON SERVING ALCOHOL FROM NEXT WEEK

NEWS 24-3-2022

Alcohol sales at restaurants and bars after 10:30pm will be allowed from next Tuesday, the government will provide an update on reopening of other nightlife venues in coming weeks.



K-POP STAR LISA'S CHIVAS REGAL ADVERTS CAUSED CONTROVERSY IN THAILAND

NEWS 23-3-2022

Thai local media reported that Thai government is investigating if any Thai people have shared photos of the advert as alcohol advertising is illegal in Thailand.



SURVEY: 42% of 20 & 30-SOMETHING JAPANESE HAVE NEVER CONSUMED SAKE

NEWS 21-3-2022

Despite that sake has gained substantial popularity globally, Japan's young people seemed to be falling out of love of Japan's iconic drink.



WTO APPOINTED PANEL TO ADJUDICATE AUSTRALIA'S DISPUTE WITH CHINA ON WINE TARIFFS

NEWS 18-3-2022

The World Trade Organisation has appointed a panel of three to hear Australia's compliant against China, a resolution is expected in at least 12 months.



CONCHA Y TORO'S SALES IN CHINA GREW 89.5% IN 2021, PREMIUM SEGMENT GREW 152%

NEWS 17-3-2022

With the opening of a new distribution center in Shanghai, Chilean wine producer Concha y Toro saw strong growth of 89.5% in China in 2021.



LOCAL MEDIA: S. KOREA'S LOTTE GROUP LOOKING TO BUY VINEYARDS IN EUROPE

NEWS 15-3-2022

Retail giant Lotte Group is reportedly looking to buy premium vineyards in Europe after major rival Shinsegae Group acquired Shafer Vineyards in Napa Valley.



INDIA: FORMER STATE GOVN'T HEAD VANDALISED LIQUOR SHOP TO CAMPAIGN FOR DRY STATE

NEWS 14-3-2022

Former Chief Minister of India’s Madhya Pradesh State, Uma Bharti, vandalised a liquor shop in Bhopal yesterday to demand alcohol prohibition in the state.



CHRISTIE'S TO AUCTION HK TYCOON JOSEPH LAU'S WINE COLLECTION NEXT MONTH

NEWS 11-3-2022

Dubbed “Iconic Wines from Joseph Lau”, the auction to be held on 13 April will comprise 89 lots with an estimated total value exceeding HKD24 million (USD3m).



THAI CABINET SCRUTINISING BILL TO ALLOW SMALL PRODUCERS TO MAKE ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

NEWS 10-3-2022

Thailand’s government is scrutinising a bill to amend the current laws which favours big producers by effectively blocking all small producers.



SINGAPORE HIGH COURT OVERTURNED G.I. STATUS FOR ITALIAN PROSECCO

NEWS 9-3-2022

Singapore’s High Court has overturned the Intellectual Property Office’s earlier decision to allow Italy’s Prosecco to register Geographical Indication status in Singapore.



SURVEY: KOREANS CONSUME ALCOHOL LESS FREQUENTLY BUT DRINKING MORE EACH TIME

NEWS 8-3-2022

The average Korean consumed alcohol less frequently last year compared to the year before, but were drinking a bit more each time, according to an industry survey.



CHINA’S WINE PRODUCERS CALLED ON BEIJING TO PROVIDE MORE SUPPORT

NEWS 7-3-2022

Chairmen of China’s two leading wineries have called on Beijing to provide support in brand building and cut tax to help producers at this difficult time.



CHINA IS CHILEAN WINES' TOP EXPORT MARKET GROWING 38% IN 2021

NEWS 4-3-2022

Chilean wine exports to China grew 38.1 percent in value to USD256 million in 2021, making China Chile’s biggest wine export market, according to data from Vinos de Chile.



AUSTRALIA'S MCGUIGAN WINES WILL SHIP CHILEAN WINES TO CHINA TO BEAT TARIFFS

NEWS 3-3-2022

The first such shipment will leave Chile to China in four weeks, a new range called McGuigan Wines of the World will be created.



USA CHARGED TWO BRITS FOR USD100M FINE WINE SCAM THRO’ A HONG KONG COMPANY

NEWS 2-3-2022

Two British men have been charged in New York for duping victims through a Hong Kong company to invest some USD100 million in loans backed by fine wines that did not exist.



AUSSIE WINE CLUB MEMBERS HAVE CHANCE TO WIN A BOTTLE OF YAMAZAKI 55YO

NEWS 1-3-2022

An Australian wine club will give out a bottle of Yamazaki 55-year-old whisky worth more than half a million US dollars to a lucky member in a relaunch lottery.



SINGAPORE AIRLINES NAMED “BEST CELLAR IN THE SKY”

NEWS 25-2-2022

Singapore Airlines was named the best airline for wines by winning six gold medals in “Cellars in the Sky Awards 2021” announced yesterday.



CHINESE AUTHORITIES FINED BEAM SUNTORY RMB160,000 FOR VIOLATING ADVERTISING LAWS

NEWS 24-2-2022

The punishment is related to a promotional video with a scene showing alcohol consumption on the company’s social media account.



HURUN LUXRUY SURVEY: RICH CHINESE PREFERRED FRENCH WINE AND SPIRIT BRANDS

NEWS 23-2-2022

China’s high-net-worth individuals considered French Cognac brands most sought-after, with Louis XIII, Hennessy and Remi Martin topping the chart.



PROSECCO'S EXPORT TO CHINA INCREASED BY 117% IN VALUE IN 2021

NEWS 22-2-2022

Prosecco’s export to China increased by 117 percent in value in 2021, after China ruled that Italian Prosecco should enjoy geographical indication status in China.



又是Furmint二月    這款真能比美勃艮第干白?

FOCUS 21-2-2022

匈牙利的釀酒商,將二月份打造為國際Furmint月,值此推廣這個匈牙利的本地品種,同時希望讓更多人知道,這個獨特的白葡萄品種,除了可以釀出優美的貴腐甜酒外,也可以釀製出優質複雜的干白酒款。



FRENCH WINE & SPIRIT EXPORTS REACHED RECORD HIGH IN 2021 BOOSTED BY USA & ASIA

NEWS 18-2-2022

Despite severe disruption to wine production, value of French wine and spirit exports hit a new record high reaching €15.5 billion (USD17.6b) in 2021.



SOUTH KOREAN RETAIL GIANT SHINSEGAE BOUGHT SHAFER VINEYARDS IN NAPA FOR USD250M

NEWS 17-2-2022

South Korea’s retail giant Shinsegae Group has acquired Napa Valley winery Shafer Vineyards to consolidate its leadership in the domestic wine market.



67 PALL MALL OPENS SINGAPORE CLUB WITH SE ASIA’S BIGGEST WINE LIST OF 5,000 WINES

NEWS 16-2-2022

The club occupies a penthouse in Shaw Centre on Orchard Road. Founding life membership is SGD200,000, standard membership is SGD200 per month plus SGD2,400 joining fee.



PERNOD RICARD TEMPORARILY RELOCATES TOP EXECUTIVES FROM ITS HONG KONG OFFICE

NEWS 15-2-2022

Dubai is one of the relocation destinations, the COVID policy there allows the executives to visit other Asian markets and the company’s headquarters in Paris.



STRONG RECOVERY IN EXPORTS OF SCOTCH WHISKIES IN 2021 DRIVEN BY ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA

NEWS 14-2-2022

Exports of Scotch whiskies up 19 percent in value to £4.51 billion (USD6.1b) last year, driven by an impressive upsurge in Asia and Latin America.



PERNOD RICARD POSTED RECORD TURNOVER OF €6B IN H2 2021, ASIA MARKETS GREW 16%

NEWS 11-2-2022

Pernod Ricard partly attributed the success to the strong purchasing power in China and USA where consumers benefited from the weaker Euro.



JAPAN’S IMPORTED WINE MARKET SEVERELY DISRUPTED BY CONTAINER SHORTAGES

NEWS 10-2-2022

Japanese drinks giant Kirin Group said volume of its wine sales dropped 20% due to container shortages, while Suntory Holdings had to suspend sales of Australian wines.



THE MACALLAN LAUNCHED ITS OLDEST EVER SINGLE MALT 81YO THE REACH

NEWS 9-2-2022

This very rare whisky has a recommended sales price of USD125,000 with a limited release of just 288 bottles worldwide.



REPORT: INDIA WILL NOT OFFER ZERO TARIFFS FOR AUSSIE WINES IN FREE TRADE DEAL

NEWS 8-2-2022

India will only partially reduce import tariffs on Australian wines as part of the free trade agreement being negotiated, according to Indian media reports.



CONVENIENCE STORE WINE SALES IS CHANGING SOUTH KOREA'S RETAIL LANDSCAPE

NEWS 7-2-2022

Growth in wine sales have helped South Korea’s convenience store chains outstripped the three largest discount stores for the first time, according to a government report.



HONG KONG IMPORTED 41% MORE WINES IN 2021, AUSSIE WINE IMPORTS UP 131%

NEWS 4-2-2022

Media reports said some importers have used Hong Kong as a backdoor to avoid the crippling tariffs slapped on Australian wines by Chinese authorities.



97% of AUSSIE WINE EXPORTS TO CHINA WORTH AUD1B WIPED OFF IN 2021

NEWS 3-2-2022

According to Wine Australia's latest exports report, wine exports to China was reduced to just AUD29 million in 2021.



ISTANBUL: CHINESE CUSTOMER BOUGHT A YAMAZAKI 55YO AT 30% DISCOUNT ON PREVIOUS PRICES

NEWS 31-1-2022

The Unifree Duty Free shop at the Istanbul Airport announced that they have sold a bottle of Yamazaki 55 Year Old for USD559,200 to an unnamed customer from China.



減産爭拗言猶在耳    2021年香檳銷售額創歷史新高

FOCUS 27-1-2022

世事真的難以預測,前年香檳産區的銷售受疫情影響,有約一億瓶未能售出,導致2020年要大幅削減産量。但言猶在耳,香檳産區去年的銷售大幅回升,不但恢復到疫前水平,銷售金額更創出55億歐元的歷史新高。



INDIA'S DELHI CITY GOVERNMENT CUT "DRY DAYS" FROM 21 TO JUST 3 IN 2022

NEWS 26-1-2022

Today is India’s Republic Day, the Delhi city government announced yesterday that only Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti will be dry days in 2022.



COGNAC SALES HIT ALL-TIME-HIGH IN 2021 THANKS TO GROWTH IN CHINA AND USA

NEWS 25-1-2022

Cognac sales to China jumped 56% last year, with 34 million bottles shipped, while sales to USA climbed 11% to 115 million bottles.



TAIWAN STUDY: MORE YOUNG WOMEN DRINK EXCESSIVELY WHILE MEN BECOME MORE RESPONSIBLE

NEWS 24-1-2022

A Taiwan study found that excessive drinking by men reduced from 37.99% in 2014 to just 5.3% in 2018, while that by women increased from 1.32% to 1.72%.



CHINA RULED THAT PROSECCO IS AN ITALIAN G.I. DESPITE OBJECTION FROM AUSTRALIA

NEWS 21-1-2022

China’s trademark office ruled that Italian Prosecco should enjoy geographical indication status and should be protected in China, despite opposition from Australia.



PROWEIN DUSSELDORF RESCHEDULED TO 15-17 MAY FROM LATE MARCH

NEWS 20-1-2022

The German organiser of the Prowein Düsseldorf show has announced that this year’s show will be rescheduled to 15-17 May from 27-29 March due to the Omicron wave.



VINEXPO QUIETLY DUMPED HONG KONG FOR SHENZHEN AS HOST CITY IN SOUTH CHINA

NEWS 19-1-2022

French organiser Vinexposium said Vinexpo Hong Kong 2022 will not go ahead in May, instead a show in Shenzhen will take place from 31 October to 2 November.



S. KOREA TO REQUIRE CALORIES INFORMATION ON ALCOHOL LABELS FROM NEXT MONTH

NEWS 18-1-2022

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission specified that calories and nutritional information will be require on labels of wine, whisky, beer, soju and other alcoholic drinks.



RESORTS IN INDIA’S NASHIK WINE REGION WERE FULLY OCCUPIED OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD

NEWS 17-1-2022

India’s Nashik wine region saw 100 percent resort occupancy rate over Christmas and New Year, with footfall of wine tourists increased to 47,500 in December.



虛擬的葡萄酒NFT    是真品保証還是鏡花水月

FOCUS 14-1-2022

美國著名酒莊Robert Mondavi及法國波爾多右岸的 Chateau Angelus,都推出了與真實葡萄酒掛鈎的NFT,喜愛收藏優質葡萄酒的讀者,可以閱讀本文惡補一下NFT這項發明,了解這趨勢將如何影響葡萄酒收藏。



STUDY: INDIA HAS ABOUT 160M ALCOHOL CONSUMERS, ONLY 7.5% ARE WOMEN

NEWS 13-1-2022

UBS said the uptake of consumption by Indian women has increased during the pandemic despite decline in overall alcohol consumption.



SOUTH KOREA’S OWN ‘mmm!’ REPLACED DIABLO AS THE COUNTRY’S MOST POPULAR WINE BRAND

NEWS 11-1-2022

Launched by CU convenience store in 2020, the ‘mmm!’ brand was said to be 2.5 times more popular than Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon in 2021.



THAILAND TO SUBMIT G.I. APPLICATION FOR KHAO YAI WINES IN E.U.

NEWS 10-1-2022

Thailand's Intellectual Property Department expects to file geographical indication applications for Khao Yai wines in the EU by September this year.



HONG KONG'S BARS AND CLUBS CLOSED WHILE RESTAURANTS LIMIT HOURS AMID OMICRON SCARE

NEWS 7-1-2022

Hong Kong's hospitality industry estimated loss of HKD6 billion (USD770 million) worth of business in the next two weeks.



SOUTH KOREA'S WINE IMPORTS UP OVER 70% IN 2021, TOPPING USD500M FOR THE FIRST TIME

NEWS 6-1-2022

Latest official statistics showed that a total of USD 506.2 million worth of wines was imported between January and November 2021, up 76 percent from 2020.



WSET GAINED APPROVAL TO RESUME BUSINESS IN CHINA AFTER 11 MONTHS OF SUSPENSION

NEWS 5-1-2022

Having gained the required overseas NGO status, WSET is hopeful that courses and exams can resume in China after the Chinese New Year holiday.



WORLD’S BIGGEST FREE TRADE BLOCK BECAME EFFECTIVE IN ASIA-PACIFIC FROM 1 JAN 2022

NEWS 4-1-2022

Comprising China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the 10 ASEAN countries, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is also the world's largest free trade bloc.



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