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Vinadeis Group has expanded its sales organisation in Asia with the arrival of Catherine Wong as Asia Brands Manager. Catherine Wong has over 20 years of experience in sales & marketing in the wine business and tourism. She worked for many years as Asia Brands Manager for Concha y Toro. …

It is one of the biggest deals of the year and has sent shockwaves through the brewing industry. The announced acquisition price of US$107 billion paid by AB InBev for SABMiller implies a colossal value of US$120 billion when debt is accounted for.

The eighth Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), ended yesterday. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 5 to 7 November, the fair gathered more than 1,060 exhibitors from 32 countries and regions.

The HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair is coming to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 5 to 7 November. In its eighth edition, this year’s fair will feature more than 1,000 exhibitors from 31 countries and regions. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development …

Companies from 19 different countries will be attending the 7th World Bulk Wine Exhibition, the biggest trade fair worldwide regarding business transactions. Given the fact that registration deadline is still open, Germany, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, China, the United States, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Malaysia, Moldavia, Portugal, …

Wine imports into China slowed markedly in 2013 as the slowing economy and crackdown on conspicuous consumption took a toll. Stuffed distribution channels also led importers to dial back orders. Bottled still light wine imports increased by just 5% in 2013 over 2012 to 30.7m cases, far below the high …

US whiskey is riding high these days, led by a revival at home and the popularity of Americana abroad. Total global US whiskey sales reached 34.4m cases in 2012, up 6.3% over 2011. This represents an acceleration of the five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5%. Preliminary indications are …

Japan Women’s Wine Award « Sakura » is happy to announce that they have received 1946 entries for their first edition. Important dates:– Judging on February 1 -4, 2014– Award Announcement on Feb. 14, 2014 on our website– Award Ceremony on March 4 at the FOODEX JAPAN 2014– Award 2015 will be …

Smurfit Kappa Group plc (“SKG” or the “Group”) is pleased to announce that Gary McGann, Group Chief Executive Officer, has been named as RISI’s 2014 European CEO of the Year. RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, will present the award at their European Pulp & …

Over the past few years, the Czech champagne market has grown significantly. Volumes were obviously low in the beginning, but a diversified offering has become rapidly established featuring major brands right down to small independent producers. The Czechs are not big champagne consumers, but those who do drink it know …