TFWA Asia Pacific 2021 to take place in Hainan

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) will hold next year’s Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Hainan, China, for the first time. Last month, the TFWA confirmed that the next Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference will be held from 9 to 13 May 2021, combining in-person and virtual events and networking opportunities for delegates. The show, which is usually held in Singapore, will take place in Sanya, Hainan, in 2021. The TFWA management committee made…

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ProWine China prepares for 2020 show

Final preparations are being made for wine and spirits trade show ProWine China, which will be held in Shanghai next month. ProWine China will take place from 10 to 12 November at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). Despite international travel restrictions and social distancing measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic, organisers said there was every indication it would be a successful event and that they have received a ‘good response’ to this year’s…

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Bowmore creates 37-year-old whisky exclusively for China

Islay Scotch brand Bowmore has unveiled the second limited edition whisky in its Chinese Mythical Guardians Series, a 37-year-old single malt. Limited to 888 bottles, the Bowmore 37 Year Old Fenghuang Edition pays homage to mythological creature Fenghuang, a symbol of virtue and grace. The Fenghuang Edition is made from whisky matured in second-fill Sherry casks for more than 30 years, followed by an additional three years in seasoned first-fill Sherry casks. Bottled at cask…

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How Asia’s bars are reopening post-pandemic

Having been the first region to lock down because of Covid-19, Asia is finally coming back to life. But the restart is not without its problems, and bars and restaurants are having to take care. *This feature was originally published in the July 2020 issue of The Spirits Business The global on‐trade faces a long and difficult road to recovery. Following the outbreak of Covid‐19, lockdowns were swiftly imposed throughout Asia. But lifting them will…

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Nearly half of consumers return to China’s bars

Since on-trade venues reopened across China following the coronavirus lockdown there has been an almost even split between consumers who have visited bars and those who have stayed away in four of the country’s most developed cities, according to CGA research. CGA’s China On Premise Recovery Report conducted research in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Wuhan – China’s most developed bar and restaurant markets – between 7 and 11 May. CGA said the research showed a…

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