SHANGHAI/HUNTER VALLEY, Australia Wu Zhendong sees himself as something of a wine buff. The 25-year-old lawyer from China's western city of Chengdu is a member of his local wine club, likes to drink Chateauneuf-du-Pape - and now, like many of his peers, buys most of his wine online. | Video
ZURICH After years of double digit growth, the price of vintage cars has stopped soaring and they may no longer be seen as the smart choice for wealthy investors, some of whom will attend an auction of valuable autos in Zurich this weekend.
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa At 9.45 a.m. each day, more than 1,000 Indian Runner ducks are released for the first of two sorties at South Africa’s Vergenoegd vineyard in Stellenbosch. | Video
FRANSCHHOEK, South Africa South African tycoon Koos Bekker sells wine from his vineyard all over the world, but a small detail offers a clue as to where his priorities may lie - all the bottles are labeled in Mandarin.
BECOV NAD TEPLOU, Czech Republic Proving the adage 'well worth the wait', experts enjoyed a rare taste of fine wines from the 19th century, discovered under the floorboards of a Czech castle in a treasure hunt that pitted Communist-era police against aristocrats. | Video
LOS ANGELES Cannabis may join the herb and spice rack in California kitchens as the most populous U.S. state prepares for the possible legalization of recreational marijuana in November. | Video
JERUSALEM A Jerusalem brewery has produced a craft beer with a taste it says dates back to the time of Jesus. A sip of the concoction may help explain why wine was the preferred sacred drink of the Bible. | Video
PARIS Wine exporters toasted an upturn in Chinese wine consumption in 2015 after a two-year decline, as a growing taste there for reds helped global wine trade expand, the International Vine and Wine organisation (OIV) said on Monday.
ISLE OF BUTE, Scotland A nearly 400-year-old copy of a first edition of William Shakespeare's collected plays has been found in a vast aristocratic house on the Isle of Bute, off the western coast of Scotland.
NEW YORK Some of the most exciting up-and-coming U.S. chefs in 2016 have a distinct Asian flair in their cooking, affirming an enduring trend in the American dining scene, according to Food and Wine magazine on Monday.