Tag Archives: Singapore

• Three new Masters of Wine make total of 300 worldwide

Three new Masters of Wine make total of 300 worldwide

Three members of the wine trade have passed all parts of the notoriously difficult Masters of Wine examination, taking the total number of MWs worldwide to 300. The students, who come from Austria, Singapore and the UK, will be formally welcomed into the Institute of Masters of Wine at a ceremony in the Vintners’ Hall, […]

• Diageo Bets on China’s Homegrown Baijiu

Diageo Bets on China’s Homegrown Baijiu

No matter where you are in the world, drinks conglomerate Diageo hopes that when you take your next celebratory shot, you’ll skip the tequila or scotch and order the baijiu instead. Diageo, which owns Smirnoff vodka and Johnnie Walker whiskey, thinks that its newest brand, Shui Jing Fang baijiu, can conquer the globe just like […]

• Craft Beer Movement Taking Root In China

Craft Beer Movement Taking Root In China

Interview With Lee Tseng And Michael Jordan Of Shanghai’s Boxing Cat Brewery. Though its first modern brewery opened as early as 1903, until recent years beer culture in China started and ended with cheap, German-style light lagers. However, in the same way the tastes of many Chinese wine drinkers have progressed from inexpensive domestic plonk […]

• Bottle of whisky sells for $200,000

Bottle of whisky sells for $200,000

SINGAPORE: A Chinese businessman has paid what is believed to be a record amount for a bottle of whisky at a duty-free shop at Changi Airport two weeks ago. He put down a deposit for a 62-year-old bottle of Dalmore single malt – one of only 12 ever produced. The bottle is worth S$250,000 (US$200,000). […]

• World’s Most Expensive Champagne Sold At Auction Was Purchased By…

World’s Most Expensive Champagne Sold At Auction Was Purchased By…

Buyan, Singapore’s Premier Russian Restaurant. History was made when Buyan Russian Haute Cuisine & Caviar Bar located in the Republic of Singapore, won the world’s most expensive Champagne in a fierce bidding war. Buyan, which offers both inexpensive traditional Russian fare as well as Russian haute cuisine meant for the Tsars, has paid €30,000 (SGD43,630) […]

• Would you pay $43,630 for a bottle of champagne? Someone did!

Would you pay $43,630 for a bottle of champagne? Someone did!

A bottle of Veuve Clicquot salvaged from a 19th century shipwreck in the Baltic Sea set a world record for Champagne on Friday when it sold for 30,000 euros ($43,630) at an auction in Aland, Finland. It is one of two bottles from a cache of 145 recovered from a two-masted schooner. The Clicquot was […]

• Bill Foley Forms Strategic Alliance With Australian Wine Company

Producer, Marketer and Distributor of Fine Wine Acquires Non-Controlling Interest in Wineinc. Bill Foley, owner and operator of Foley Family Wines, announced that Foley Family Wines New Zealand has acquired a non-controlling interest in Australian wine company Wineinc, developer of acclaimed Australian wines Gotham, Wine Men of Gotham, Stalking Horse, Rusty Gate, Mastermind and StepXStep […]

• Truant Bronx Cobra Could End Up In Your Next Cocktail

Truant Bronx Cobra Could End Up In Your Next Cocktail

This past week in New York City, a cobra was wandering the mean streets. Lost, alone, and apparently armed with a smartphone as she tweeted about the people she supposedly met and places she visited. Now that she is safely back in the safety of her home at the Bronx Zoo, she should pause and […]

• You Have Til May To Bid On The World’s Oldest Bottled Single Malt Whisky

You Have Til May To Bid On The World’s Oldest Bottled Single Malt Whisky

The world’s oldest bottled single malt whisky, Mortlach 70 Year Old / 1938 – which is also the first ever 70-year-old Single Malt Scotch whisky bottled for retail sale, is now available in Singapore. There are only fifty-four (54) 70cl bottles in the world but only one (1) has been brought to Southeast Asia. A […]

• What a great job. Master distillers are in hot demand, as is their bourbon

What a great job. Master distillers are in hot demand, as is their bourbon

BARDSTOWN, Ky. — Jimmy Russell and Fred Noe aren’t household names, but they’re stars when it comes to fine sippin’ spirits made in bourbon country. Russell is in his 55th year at the Wild Turkey Distillery, where he has been the master distiller in charge of plant operations since the late 1960s. Noe is a […]

• Vietnam love affair with beer…opens new beer-bottling production line

DANANG, Vietnam: Vietnam’s thirst for beer is hard to quench, and a new production line with a capacity for 50,000 bottles an hour is the latest industry attempt to target one of the region’s key markets. … “Vietnam… is one of the largest beer markets in Asia Pacific and of the highest growth potential,” Christopher […]

• Kirin buys F&N stake from Temasek

Kirin, one of Japan’s leading beer companies, is paying Y84.6bn ($970m) for a 14.7 per cent stake in the largest beverage company in Malaysia and Singapore, underlining Japanese corporations’ ambitions to expand in neighbouring growth markets in Asia.