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The world’s largest bottle of whisky, containing 311 litres of 1989 Macallan single malt, was auctioned off for £1.1million on 25 May.

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China's wine and spirits imports in Q1 were pummeled by Covid, but with monthlong lockdown in Shanghai and rumors of a similar lockdown in Beijing, is the worst yet to come?

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China's wine and spirits imports in Q1 were pummeled by Covid, but with monthlong lockdown in Shanghai and rumors of a similar lockdown in Beijing, is the worst yet to come?

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Vinexpo Asia is to move from Hong Kong to Singapore, with a show planned for May 2023, the drinks business can exclusively reveal.

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China’s beer industry is thriving and may even emerge from the pandemic stronger, according to new reports revealing its resurgence.

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Champagne exports to China last year have hit record levels since 2018, and here's why.

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A three-pronged marketing approach spanning health, safety and taste is crucial to drive sales in China’s burgeoning plant-based space

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Umami Meat's cultivated fish, CellX's cultivated meat, China's New Protein green financing hopes and more feature in this edition of Alt Protein Watch.

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First World Aperitivo Day date announced as 26 May

The MWW group has announced that the first World Aperitivo Day will take place on 26 May, with the public invited to celebrate one of the oldest rituals in Italian culture.

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How China’s biggest winery withstood wine market downturn

When China's wine market was hit by low consumption and imports during the pandemic in 2021, the country's biggest winery Changyu had its best year yet by revising its sales strategy and promoting its domestic premium brands.

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Italian fashion dynasty sells prized Brunello di Montalcino winery

The Ferragamo family, best known as the custodians of the luxury goods company founded by their ancestor Salvatore in Florence in 1927, have sold Castiglion del Bosco, a Tuscan winery producing highly regarded Brunello di Montalcino.

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China’s biggest wine and spirits fair postponed to April

China's biggest wine and spirits fair has yet again been postponed due to sporadic Covid cases found in the southwestern city of Chengdu, highlighting the challenges of organizing physical fairs even though local cases are in single digits.

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Quality of Chinese wine sees ‘significant’ boost

China’s appetite for fine wine is pushing up the quality of its locally-produced offer, according to a new report from Robert Parker Wine Advocate, as the country achieves its first 95 point score.

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Chinese consumers favour domestic wine over imports and here’s why

Wineries selling wines to China might have a problem: Chinese consumers are not drinking enough imported wines, and more often than not, they are reaching for a bottle of domestically produced Chinese wine. 

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Ornellaia has launched its 2019 vintage and we’ve tasted it

Ornellaia launched its 2019 vintage yesterday – along with its limited edition artist label – and db was one of the first members of the international press to taste it.