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In a category that has been experiencing explosive growth and highly publicized shortages, Tenjaku Japanese Whisky announces its entry into the U.S. market. The 80 proof/40% ABV whisky carries an MSRP of $39.99.


The "Champagnes Market Trends in China" report has been added to's offering.


Kweichow Moutai, one of the country's most valuable listed companies, will transfer a stake to a company controlled by its regional government


MANILA (Reuters) - At least 11 people have been killed and more than 300 treated in hospital after drinking coconut wine in the Philippines, including some who were celebrating at a Christmas party, health and local authorities said on Monday. The poisoning occurred in Laguna and Quezon, two provinces south of Manila, and all had consumed lambanog, a drink popular in provinces and consumed widely during holidays and celebrations. Many were admitted to hospitals on the urging of mayor Vener Munoz in Rizal, Laguna, where the deaths occurred between Thursday and Sunday.


Although Japan is best known for sake, historians have found that another alcoholic beverage predates this tipple in the country by centuries: wine.


Amid civil unrest and growing competition from rival events, Hong Kong's annual International Wine and Spirits Fair offered compelling speakers and insights. Felicity Carter reports.


Starting 2020 ankita will focus on China, European and US markets.


The Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set to kick in Sunday, de-escalating their 17-month trade war. "We're close to a deal," said Myron Brilliant, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's head of international affairs, who has been briefed by both sides. Brilliant said the administration has agreed to suspend Trump's plans to impose tariffs on $160 billion in Chinese imports Sunday and to reduce existing tariffs, though it wasn't clear by how much


The name Ao Yun means "flying above the clouds;" it's a reference to the vineyard's location beneath Meili mountain in China's Yunnan province near Tibet


Beaujolais Nouveau makes and interesting study, if only because it can be, and often is, written off as a fad or a gimmick.


Batten down the hatches: Hotels and restaurants in Hong Kong have been struggling as protests continue ... A number of events were cancelled over the past few months ... it means smaller sales forces, stricter spending on marketing and maximizing operating expenses ... the number of visitors entering Hong Kong was nearly 44 percent lower in October than in October 2018 ...


The 16-month dispute between the world's two biggest economies has nothing to do with wine. The Trump administration accuses China of stealing U.S. technology and forcing American companies to hand over trade secrets and has slapped tariffs on more than $360 billion worth of Chinese imports. China disputes the allegations.


The cabernet blend labeled Long Dai debuted at the company's winery in Qiu Shan Valley, in China's northeastern Shandong Peninsula, in September. It won't arrive in the U.S. until 2020, and only 100 cases will be imported. They'll be available at a few top shops and restaurants, but the majority of the 2,500-case inaugural release will be sold in China.


Overall the sale was 84% sold by lot and 89% by value with a final total of HK$28.9m (US$3.7m). Christie's reported that there was "global interest" with bidders from 13 countries, across four continents. As might be expected, the top two lots came from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti; a six-bottle case of Romanée-Conti 1999 (HK$937,500/US$120,836) and some of the 1989 (HK$750,000/US$96,669).


Economists warn that a prolonged dispute between the world's two largest economies is elevating risks to the global economy by disrupting supply chains, curtailing investment and curbing business confidence.


Carmel's Private Collection wines are consistently acclaimed for their high quality and are characterized by their fruit-forward qualities from the top Carmel national vineyards.


The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has found "a reasonable indication" that Chinese glass manufacturers have illegally dumped glass containers in the U.S. market, according to a notice published in the Federal Register Monday. This has prompted the Department of Commerce to proceed with a further investigation into the matter to determine whether anti-dumping duties will be levied and how high they will be.


The strategic partnership was signed on November 14 in Sichuan, where Pernod and China's largest Baijiu producer, Wuliangye International, agreed to share infrastructure and develop their regional sales channels. This will focus on the wider Southeast Asia market at first, but they are already in talks to expand to other markets globally at a later stage.


Without a doubt China is one of the most fascinating growing markets for the global wine and spirits industry. While Prowine China in Shanghai is seeing an ever-increasing number of exhibitors at the show, dbHK spoke to few of the first-timers in the show (or even China) to see what attracted them to the market.


The proportion of trade visitors from other Chinese cities apart from Shanghai has further increased, with more trade visitors coming from Beijing, Guangdong, Xinjiang, Hainan, Shandong, Liaoning and Inner Mongolia.

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