Joseph Leung, who has just resigned from Hong Kong listed wine company Major Cellar as director, has been arrested by police for allegedly embezzling HKD 25 million (US$3.21 million) worth of fine wines and spirits from a client, Vino Joy News has exclusively learned.
Château Mercian in Japan will release their ‘Icon Series’ Koshu, considered by the winery as its top echelon Koshu expression this September.
A rare collection of Moutai and the oldest Karuizawa released will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s auction this month.
One of Spain’s most influential wineries, Álvaro Palacios, has announced that four of its top wines will be encased in history-inspired new bottles starting from the 2019 vintage.
The second edition of Wine to Asia has been postponed to August, the organizer has announced citing the recent Covid-19 flare-ups in Guangdong as the main reason for the rescheduling.
Thailand’s Monsoon Valley believes it has produced an exceptional 2021 vintage after more than two decades of making wines in tropical climate.
Alejandro Fernández, the pioneer of Ribera del Duero and responsible for creating Tinto Pesquera that’s lauded by wine critic Robert Parker as “Petrus of Spain”, has passed away at the age of 88 in Santander of Spain.
“Yamanashi” Geographic Indication (GI), which was granted for Yamanashi wines in 2013, is now recognized as a GI for Yamanashi sakes as well. This is the first case in the country to register wine and sake under the same GI.
Provence bucked a prevailing downward trend last year and saw its rosé wine exports soaring despite the pandemic, driven by bullish demand in Europe. But now, with traditional exports markets in Europe and the US firmly captivated by the pink wine, Provence is eyeing its next growth engine – Asia.
The second edition of Wine to Asia organized by Vinitaly and Pacco Communications will return to China’s southern economic powerhouse, Shenzhen, in full force.