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西班牙Valladolid地區本月18日發生一宗案件，當日清晨時份，一名男子闖入位於Castillo de Duero小産區的Cepa 21酒莊，清空了三個裝有優質葡萄酒的發酵酒缸，容量超過6萬公升，陳年後零售價值約為200萬歐元。
WINE CELLAR & MEMORABILIA OF LE GAVROCHE UNDER THE HAMMER IN APRIL AUCTION
Top Burgundy, Bordeaux, vintage Champagne and more from the now closed legendary London restaurant will be up for grabs in an online auction by Christie's from 10 to 24 April.
DUTY FREE SALES IN HAINAN ISLAND HIT NEW RECORD DURING CHINESE NEW YEAR HOLIDAY
Shoppers visiting China's Hainan island spent a record RMB2.49 billion (USD346.2m) on duty free goods during the Chinese New Year holiday, representing a 60% increase over last year.
ASIA PAC & TURKIYE ONLY BRIGHT SPOTS FOR SCOTCH AMID GLOBAL MARKETS SLUMP LAST YEAR
Exports of Scotch whisky has declined 9.5% by value and 19% by volume in 2023, dragged by declines in almost all regional markets except Asia Pacific and Turkiye.
FRENCH WINE & SPIRIT EXPORTS SLUMPED 22% IN USA & 6% IN CHINA LAST YEAR
France saw a 6 percent decline in the total value of wine and spirit exports in 2023 dragged by a 22 percent slump in export value to the USA and a 6 percent drop to China.
S'PORE PRIVATE WINE CLUB SHUT DOWN AMID TIGHT MONEY-LAUNDERING CONTROLS
A private wine club in Singapore popular with ultra-rich residents from China has quietly shut down as rich people in the city-state opted to avoid displays of wealth.
S. KOREA ANNOUNCED PLANS TO NURTURE 100 MICHELIN-STARRED K-FOOD VENUES WORLDWIDE
Seoul wants to boost global market value of Korean food to USD227 billion by 2027 and wants to see K-food leads global gastronomic mega-trends like K-pop did.
FREE TRADE TALKS: INDIA ALCOHOL INDUSTRY REQUESTED UK TO LOWER WHISKY MATURATION STANDARD
India's alcohol industry is prepared to accept further tariff concessions to Scotch whisky imported in barrels but requested the UK to remove the minimum requirement of 3 years maturation for whisky.
DFS OPENS 1st WINES & SPIRITS MULTI-BOUTIQUE IN MACAU FEATURING 140 BRANDS
The wines & spirits multi-boutique is a new concept featuring more than 140 brands including The Macallan, The Dalmore, Hennessy and Penfolds.
HONG KONG DEFIES GRAVITY IMPORTED 74% MORE AUSSIE WINES IN 2023
Hong Kong was the only major export market to have seen meaningful growth in 2023, import value grew 74 percent, amid an overall decline of 2 percent in Australian wines' export value.
THE MACALLAN RELEASED 344 DECANTERS OF 1949 WHISKY TO MARK 200th ANNIVERSARY
Called Tales of The Macallan Volume II with a price tag of £77,391 each, the Lalique decanter is secreted in an 852-page book depicting Macallan founder Alexander Reid’s journey.
JAPANESE BEERS REGAINED POPULARITY IN S. KOREA AFTER YEARS OF BOYCOTT
Korean customs data showed that USD55.5 million worth of Japanese beers was imported in 2023, almost ten times the value achieved in 2020 at the height of the boycott.
以法國名菜血鴨（Canard au sang） 聞名的巴黎 La Tour d’Argent 餐廳，近日在例行庫存檢查中，發現酒窖內30萬瓶藏酒中，有數十瓶離奇消失，包括名貴的勃艮第Domaine de la Romanée-Conti，總價值超過150萬歐元。
REPORT: SAUDI ARABIA TO OPEN FIRST EVER ALCOHOL SHOP FOR NON-MUSLIM DIPLOMATS
Reports said the ground-breaking alcohol store is expected to open in the coming weeks in Riyadh's Diplomatic Quarter, and will serve exclusively non-Muslim diplomats.
67 PALL MALL OFFERS EN PRIMEUR MEMBERSHIP STARTING FROM HONG KONG
Priced at HKD15,000 (USD2,000) a year, the new membership category allows access to 67 Pall Mall’s six venues worldwide as well as exclusive local wine events.
THAI RESTAURANTEURS LOBBIED PM TO SCRAP AFTERNOON ALCOHOL BAN ALTOGETHER
Thailand restauranteurs have written to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin to propose lifting the 5-decade-long alcohol sales ban in the afternoon altogether to help tourism.
MOUTAI & LUCKIN COLLABORATED AGAIN TO LAUNCH LIQUOR CHOCOLATE DRINK
The alcoholic beverage is to mark the arrival of the Year of the Dragon next month. It is priced at RMB38, discounted to RMB18 today on first day of sales.
HARRODS' PRIVATE MEMBERS' CLUB IN SHANGHAI OFFERS RANGE OF PREMIUM SPIRITS
Costs RMB150,0000 a year, Harrods' first ever exclusive club offers premium spirits, exclusive dinning experience in Gordon Ramsay's only restaurant in China and many more.
A BOTTLE OF IRISH WHISKEY WAS SOLD FOR USD2.8M, BEATING RECORD SET BY MACALLAN 1926
A bottle of The Emerald Isle whiskey was reported to have been sold for USD2.8m, surpassing the USD2.7m achieved by a bottle of Macallan 1926 sold last November in an auction.
HONG KONG BUSTED USD63M RECORD HAUL OF LIQUID COCAINE DISGUISED AS WHITE WINE
Weighing 444kg and hidden inside a cargo declared to be wine and grape juice, the bust is the largest in both value and weight recorded in Hong Kong over two decades.
CLOTHING BRAND SUPERDRY SUED MAN CITY FOR ASAHI SUPER "DRY" LOGO ON TRAINING KIT
The law firm acting on behalf of Superdry claimed that the public may confuse the branding on Manchester City's training kit as something created by Superdry.
COCA-COLA ENTERS INDIA'S ALCOHOLIC DRINKS MARKET WITH A JAPANESE SHOCHU COCKTAIL
Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola is making an entry into the alcoholic beverage market in India by introducing Lemon-Dou, a Japanese Chuhai which is a shochu cocktail.
WYNN MACAU TO HOST AWARDS FOR CHINESE WINES FEATURING INTERNATIONAL JUDGES
Chinese wineries entering the competition will compete for the Wynn Signature Best Wine of China Trophy and 27 other categories championing the excellence of major varietal and regional expressions.
VISITORS BEWARE: S. KOREA STARTED ALCOHOL BAN IN DESIGNATED ZONES
Many local authorities in South Korea started banning alcohol consumption in designated public areas from New Year’s day, with fines of up to WON100,000 (USD76).
INDIA: NASHIK WINE REGION ATTRACTED 25% MORE TOURISTS OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON
Some 100,000 tourists visited India’s Nashik wine region in the last two months of 2023, representing an increase of 25 percent compared to the same period in 2022.
CHINA: NINGXIA WINE REGION'S OUTPUT VALUE REACHED RMB40B LAST YEAR
China’s Ningxia wine region has produced 140 million bottles of wines worth RMB40 billion (USD563.4 million) in 2023, according to latest government data.
NEW YEAR RESOLUTION: THAILAND CUTS ALCOHOL TAX TO BOOST TOURISM
Thai government announced that excise tax on wines will be halved to 5%, while that on local liquor will be cut to zero, the new measures will last for one year.
ASIA’S NO.2 BAR JIGGER & PONY OF S’PORE TO OPEN COSMO PONY IN JAKARTA NEXT YEAR
Singapore-based cocktail bar Jigger & Pony, runner-up in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023, is to open a sister bar called Cosmo Pony in Jakarta Indonesia next year.
SCOTCH PRODUCER TO OPEN DISTILLERY IN CHINA WITH WORLD’S BIGGEST CAVE CELLAR
Angus Dundee Distillers of Scotland is building a distillery with the world’s largest cave whisky cellar in a scenic area in the Chinese coastal province of Zhejiang.
JAPAN: ASAHI TO HIKE PRICES OF ITS PREMIUM WHISKIES BY UP TO 62% NEXT APRIL
The hike will affect 68 labels across 17 Japanese as well as imported brands, the most affected are duty-free versions of Yoichi and Miyagikyo single malts, with a 62% increase.
FIRST IN UAE: ABU DHABI MICRO-BREWERY TO SERVE LOCALLY FERMENTED BEERS
A craft brewery will start selling locally made beers in Abu Dhabi this month, making it the first ever company to legally make and sell alcohol in United Arab Emirates.
TAX CUT ALLOWS S. KOREAN SOJU MAKERS TO REVERSE PRICE HIKES
South Korean major soju producers including Hitejinro and Lotte Chilsung will reverse price hikes for their soju brands after the government announced tax cuts for domestically produced alcoholic drinks.
CHINA LAUNCHED REVIEW THAT COULD END PUNITIVE TARIFFS ON AUSSIE WINES
China’s Ministry of Commerce has started a review into the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures on Australian wines, a step towards ending the punitive tariffs imposed 3 years ago.
CHILEAN WINE EXPORTS TO CHINA DECLINED 40% IN H1 2023
As a whole, Chile’s wine exports to the world decreased 24 percent in first half of 2023 due to the cost of living crisis faced by consumers in all major markets.
FIRST TRANCHE OF PIERRE CHEN’S 25,000-BOTTLE SALE ACHIEVED USD16.8M
His collection could be the most valuable ever seen in auction with estimated value of USD50 million. Three more auctions spanning three continents will be held in the next 12 monthhs.
SUNTORY TO HIKE PRICES OF ITS PREMIUM WHISKIES BY UP TO 125% NEXT APRIL
The most affected products are Hibiki 30 YO, Yamazaki 25 YO and Hakushu 25 YO, these labels will see the highest 125 percent increase next April.
SALES OF WHISKY IN SOUTH KOREA KEEPS RISING DRIVEN BY POPULARITY OF HIGHBALLS
Sales of whisky at major retailers in South Korea have outpaced imported beer, largely due to the rising popularity of the highballs cocktail.
JAPAN: IMPORT OF BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU INCREASED FOR 1st TIME IN 11 YEARS
The increase is due to to price falls caused by lower freight fees and the reduced impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
AN ADAMI MACALLAN 1926 JUST SOLD FOR £2.18M, LAST KNOWN SALES PRICE WAS £0.825M
One of the 40 bottles of Macallan 1926 60YO, dubbed “the holy grail of single malts”, set a world auction record of £2.18 million (USD2.7m) at a London auction over the weekend.
AN ENCOUNTER WITH LEGENDARY POET LI BAI & K-POP STARS IN CHANGI AIRPORT DUTY FREE
Lotte Duty Free has introduced immersive experiences featuring Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai and K-pop stars to its new wines & spirits store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2.
SOUTH KOREAN SOJU GIANT HITEHINRO HIKED PRICES BY 7% TO REFLECT HIGHER COSTS
South Korea’s leading drinks producer Hitejinro has hiked prices of its soju and beer products by about 7 percent to reflect higher raw material and manufacturing costs.
SINGAPORE APPEAL COURT RULES THAT ITALY CAN REGISTER PROSECCO FOR G.I. PROTECTION
Singapore’s highest court overturned an earlier High Court decision which ruled that “Prosecco” is the name of a grape variety as suggested by Australian Grape and Wine Incorporated.
BREWDOG EYES MAJOR CHINA EXPANSION AFTER OPENING BAR IN HK WITH BUDWEISER CHINA
Scottish craft brewer BrewDog is eyeing further expansion into China and Asia after opening its first bar in Hong Kong under a joint venture with Budweiser China.
SUNTORY: EXPANDED FACILITIES CAN BOOST SUPPLY OF YAMAZAKI & HAKUSHU BY 2027
Suntory’s President Nobuhiro Torii said they can expect whisky shipment to increase in 2027 when their expanded facilities will be able to release more supply to meet global demands.
KWEICHOW MOUTAI’S 20% PRICE HIKE TARGETS DISTRIBUTORS NOT CONSUMERS
China’s leading baijiu brand Kweichow Moutai raised distributor price for the first time in six years, the hike will not affect the product's recommended retail price.
THIS WHISKY MUSEUM IN S'PORE HOLDS WORLD'S MOST VALUABLE WHISKY BOTTLE & COLLECTION
According to Guinness World Records, the Grande Whisky Museum in Singapore is the keeper of world’s most valuable bottle of whisky and most valuable whisky collection.
AUSSIE WINE EXPORT VALUE DECLINED 11% IN PAST YEAR DRAGGED BY WESTERN MARKETS
Value of Australian wine exports declined to AUD1.79 billion in the past year due to slumps in USA, UK and Canada. Growth in Asian markets, particularly in Hong Kong, offset some of the declines.
假酒大王Dr Conti再次活躍     在新加坡展示勾兌假酒工藝
假酒大王Rudy Kurniawan(又稱Dr Conti)，在美國刑滿驅逐出境後，沉寂了一段時間，近日再次活躍酒圈，在新加坡出席了一個特殊晚宴，宴會上他展示了自己配製的頂級假冒葡萄酒，讓出席的客人與真品進行比較。
NEW TREND: JAPANESE SAKE MAKER OPENS BREWERY OVERSEAS USING LOCAL INGREDIENTS
It is unusual for Japanese sake maker to extend production overseas due to consideration of terroir, but the Dassai brand owner Asahi Shuzo has just opened a New York brewery using local water and ingredients.
LVMH CHANDON DEBUTS MADE-IN-INDIA STILL RED LABEL AURA
Aura is the first still red label launched by Chandon India made from Shiraz grapes grown in the Nashik region. The wine is available in Mumbai and Nashik at INR4,250 (USD51).
ALBANESE: AUSSIE WINES COULD SOON RETURN TO CHINA TARIFF FREE
Ahead of his state visit to China early next month, Australian Prime Minister said negotiation breakthrough will soon allow Aussie wines to return to China tariff free.
CHANGI AIRPORT’S WOWS 2.0 BOASTS OVER 100 PREMIUM & RARE BOTTLES
Singapore’s Changi Airport Group has launched the second edition of the World of Wines and Spirits (WOWS) featuring more than 100 rare and premium liquor and wines.
TEN BARS IN ASIA MADE TO THE LIST OF WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS 2023
Ten bars in Asia have made to the list of World’s 50 Best Bars 2023 announced yesterday, Bangkok's BKK Social Club is the highest ranking in 13th place.
S. KOREAN SOJU GIANT HITEJINRO PICKED VIETNAM TO BUILD ITS 1st OVERSEAS PLANT
South Korean soju giant HiteJinro is to build the company's first overseas manufacturing plant in Vietnam, as a bridgehead for HiteJinro’s globalisation effort.
JAPANESE-OWNED BEAM SUNTORY TO SET UP FRENCH ARM NEXT YEAR
With brands including Yamazaki, Bowmore and Jim Beam, the new French arm represents a significant expansion of Beam Suntory's footprint in Europe.
SOTHEBY’S TO SELL PIERRE CHEN’S 25,000 BOTTLES IN 5 AUCTIONS ACROSS 3 CONTINENTS
Sotheby’s is planning to hold an auction marathon across three continents spanning over one year to sell Taiwanese businessman Pierre Chen’s fine wine collection.
MICHELIN GUIDE TO START RATING HOTELS BY HANDING OUT MICHELIN KEYS
The first batch of awarded hotels will be announced in the first half of 2024, Micheline keys will ne handed out based on criteria including architecture, service, comfort and price.
LVMH-OWNED DFS TO OPEN “7-STAR” DUTY-FREE SHOPPING HUB IN SANYA OF HAINAN
Scheduled to open in 2026, the luxury retail and entertainment complex will help DFS Group tap the duty-free policy of Hainan island.
KWEICHOW MOUTAI TO OPEN PARIS OFFICE IN LATEST INTERNATIONALISATION PUSH
Leading Chinese baijiu brand Kweichow Moutai will soon open an office in Paris as a launch pad for expansion into international markets.
BOSS OF HAICHANG GROUP CHARGED IN FRANCE FOR IRREGULARITIES IN CHAUTEAX PURCHASES
French prosecutors have charged Dalian-based Qu Naijie of mony laundering, tax fraud and embezzlement of public funds in his purchases of 25 Bordeaux vineyards between 2010 and 2013.
HONG KONG PLANS WINE & DINE EXTRAVAGANZA THIS AUTUMN TO WOO VISITORS
Hong Kong welcomes food and wine lovers from around the world in October and November to experience the Wine & Dine Festival and the month-long Taste Around Town event.
WULIANGYE & CAMPARI JOINTLY LAUNCHED “WUGRONI” COCKTAIL
"Wugroni" is created to be a baijiu version of the world famous cocktail Negroni, replacing gin with Wuliangye baijiu in the recipe.
AUSTRALIA REJECTS CHINA'S STEEL & WIND PRODUCTS FOR WINES PROPOSAL
Australia has initially rejected China's demand for better terms on Chinese wind towers, railway wheels and stainless steel sinks in exchange for lifting tariffs on Aussie wines.
SUNTORY ADDS HIBIKI 21YO & HIBIKI HARMONY DESIGN BOTTLE TO ITS CENTENNIAL LINEUP
Japan’s Suntory has added limited editions of Hibiki 21YO and a bottle design of Hibiki Japanese Harmony to mark the 100th anniversary of Yamazaki distillery’s inception.
CHINA MADE WHISKY HAS MADE INROADS INTO OVERSEAS MARKETS
A range of whiskies produced by China’s Goalong distillery is now available in the United Kingdom, in what is claimed to be a first-of-its-kind export deal.
VIETNAMESE COLLECTOR ACQUIRED WORLD’S BIGGEST BOTTLED WHISKY
Vietnamese businessman Viet Nguyen Dinh Tuan, owner of the world’s most valuable whisky and cognac collections, was the anonymous bidder for the Intrepid at Edinburgh auction last year.
GLEN GRANT 70YO IN HAND-CRAFTED DECANTERS AVAILABLE IN 4 ASIAN MARKETS
Only seven decanters of Glen Grant Devotion 70YO will be available, six will be allocated to China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, UK and USA respectively, and one for auction through Sotheby's.
INDIA-UK FREE TRADE DEAL NOT GUARANTEED WHEN MODI & SUNAK MEET IN G20
UK's Sunak administration has reportedly refused the idea of an early harvest deal, tariffs of UK alcoholic drinks to India will remain at 150% for now.
MOUTAI JOINED LUCKIN TO LAUNCH BAIJIU COFFEE TO WOO YOUNG CONSUMERS
Luckin Coffee said more than 5 million of the liquor infused coffee worth over RMB100m were sold on the first day of launch.
NEW DELHI RESIDENTS RUSH TO STOCK UP LIQUORS AHEAD OF G20 "LOCKDOWN"
Long queues can be seen outside liquor shops in New Delhi after police announced sweeping closures during the G20 summit to be held in the coming weekend.
JAPANESE LENDER TAKES CASKS OF MATURING WHISKY AS COLLATERAL FOR LONG-TERM LOAN
Japanese whisky has become so sought-after that distilleries can now use casks of maturing whisky as collateral to get long-term loans from financial institutions.
SALES OF TRADITIONAL KOREAN LIQUORS TRIPLED IN 5 YEARS WITH GEN Z SUPPORT
Young drinkers in South Korea are falling in love with traditional Korean liquors including makgeolli and cheongju, leading to sales tripling in five years.
HK GOV'T BANKS ON NIGHTLIFE SECTOR TO REVIVE THE CITY'S VIBE
As tourists are not returning, the Hong Kong government is hoping that free alcohol and longer shopping hours can revive the city’s night economy and help boost recovery.
TAIWAN BEER HIKES RETAIL PRICE FOR FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS
The government-controlled Taiwan Beer raised retail price for the first time in 20 years due to rising raw material and production costs.
TWE IS MAKING PREPARATIONS TO RE-ALLOCATE AUSSIE-MADE PENFOLDS TO CHINESE MARKET
TWE chief executive Tim Ford told Australian media that they are delaying decisions on allocations of high-end Penfolds for a few months as the prospect of China reopening improves.
HONG KONG AWARDED TRADEMARK PROTECTION TO SCOTCH WHISKY
This means that the term “Scotch whisky” can only be used in Hong Kong on whisky products made in Scotland in accordance with strict production and labelling requirements.
S. KOREA: GEORGIA WILL BE COUNTRY OF HONOUR IN DAEJEON WINE EXPO 2023
Georgia will be the Country of Honour in the Daejeon International Wine Expo 2023, scheduled to open from 3 to10 September in the central South Korean city of Daejeon.
ASIA-PAC SAVED SCOTCH EXPORTS AMID CRASH IN AMERICAS, S’PORE UP 59% & CHINA UP 39.5%
Growth in exports to Asia Pacific has helped sales of Scotch whisky hold steady in H1 2023 amid severe drop in exports to the Americas, Scotch Whisky Association data showed.
WORLD'S BIGGEST BRANDY MAKER MANILA'S EMPERADOR DOUBLES DOWN ON ITS WHISKY SWITCH
Emperador said the extension at Invergordon Distillery is underway, allowing storage of an additional 1.5 million casks of maturing whisky.
KNIGHT FRANK: RARE WHISKY IS WORST PERFOMING LUXURY ASSET IN PAST YEAR
The latest Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index showed that rare whisky value has dropped 4%, The Macallan has even seen losses of almost 12%.
S. KOREAN GOV’T ALLOWS RETAILERS TO SELL ALCOHOL AT BELOW SUPPLY PRICE
South Korean government allows retailers to sell alcoholic drinks at prices lower than supply price in a desperate attempt to alleviate soaring retail prices.
WINE COULD BE NEXT AS BEIJING LIFTS PUNITIVE TARIFFS ON AUSSIE BARLEY
China's hefty tariffs on Australian wine imports could be the next to go after Beijing lifted punitive tariffs on Australian barley last Friday.
AUSSIE WINE EXPORTS DECLINED 10% IN VALUE DRIVEN BY USA & UK
Australian wine exports declined by 10 percent in value to AUD1.87 billion (USD1.25b) and 1 percent in volume to 621 million litres in the year ended June 2023.
KYODO: EXPORTS OF ALCOHOLIC DRINKS SUBJECT TO RADIATION TESTING BY CHINESE AUTHORITY
Kyodo News reported that Japanese alcoholic drinks exports are facing delays in Chinese customs possibly subject to radiation testing.
CHINA'S CHANGYU ALMOST BEAT MOET CHANDON TO BECOME WORLD'S MOST VALUABLE WINE BRAND
France’s Moët & Chandon marginally stays on as most valuable wine brand, China’s Changyu is a close second and is rated world’s strongest brand by Brand Finance.
JAPAN’S CHATEAU MERICAN MARIKO IS THE ONLY ASIAN WINERY NAMED 50 BEST VINEYARDS 2023
Japan’s Château Mercian Mariko is the only winery in Asia to have made to the World’s 50 Best Vineyards 2023.
S. KOREA: WHISKY IMPORTS HIT HISTORIC HIGH WHILE WINE IMPORTS DECLINED
Whisky imports in South Korea surged by 50.9 percent to historic high in the first half of this year, while wine imports contracted 10.8 percent.
HONG KONG'S COA NAMED ASIA'S BEST BAR 3rd TIME IN A ROW
Coa of Hong Kong has been named the best bar in Asia for the third year in a row by Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023 in a live ceremony held in Hong Kong.
SUNTORY RELEASED 4 LIMITED-EDITION WHISKIES TO MARK 100th ANNIVERSARY
Japan’s Suntory has announced the launch of limited-edition Yamazaki and Hakushu expressions in celebration of its 100th anniversary.
CHINA’S YANGHE DISTILLERY PROMOTED BAIJIU CULTURE IN FRANCE
China’s Yanghe Distillery, one of the leading baijiu producers, has recently taken a cultural trip to France to promote China’s baijiu culture.
FOREIGN JUDGES RETURNED TO JUDGE IN THE JAPAN WINE COMPETITION
Foreign judges have returned to judge in the Japan Wine Competition this year, after having been absent for four years due to the pandemic.
CARLSBERG CAUGHT IN DISPUTE WITH FORMER DISTRIBUTOR IN SOUTH KOREA
South Korea media reported that local distributor GoldenBlue has filed a complaint to fair trade authority against Carlsberg for unilaterally ending their contract.
WINE TOURISM TAKES OFF IN CHINA’S XINJIANG REGION
Wine cellars in China’s Xinjiang region are becoming popular tourist destinations as local authorities recently added them to recommended travel routes.
SAKURAO DISTILLERY TO RELEASE BLENDED WHISKIES FULLY COMPLIANT OF NEW REGULATIONS
The Sakurao Distillery in Hiroshima will release their inaugural blended whiskies from September which are made in compliance with the new Japanese whisky regulations.
CHIANTI WINE CONSORTIUM TOURED FOUR ASIAN COUNTRIES LAST MONTH
The Chianti Wine Consortium completed a multi-country tour in Asia last month, having visited Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and Thailand.
JAPAN'S WINE IMPORTS REACHED HISTORIC HIGHS IN BOTH VALUE & VOLUME IN 2022
Japan saw a 31.1 percent increase in the value of imported wines and an 8.9 percent rise in volume in 2022, setting new historic highs in both volume and value.
INDIA: PASSENGERS CAN NOW CARRY 2 BOTTLES OF ALCOHOL ON DELHI METRO
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has announced that passengers can now carry a maximum of two sealed alcohol bottles inside the metro trains.