The imports of Japanese beer to South Korea plummeted to almost zero in August this year following a technology trade dispute in July.

Japanese beer has topped import sales in South Korea for 2016 according to data published by The Korea Herald.

Imported beer sales in South Korea have boomed due to a change in social behavior and a rise in single households.

Attracting younger wine drinkers and in-country representation is key to success in Asia, says research commissioned by Messe Düsseldorf, the company behind ProWein.

Rabobank, the Dutch bank which focuses on the wine trade, has identified Mexico, Brazil, Poland and Nigeria as future growth markets for wine consumption.

The emerging South Korean market could boost the fortunes of wine importers, according to research by Wine Intelligence.

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