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Wine merchant Berry Brothers & Rudd sets up shop in HK

The growing number of wine lovers in Asia, particularly in China, has led a London-based wine merchant with 324 years of history serving customers in Europe to open its first outlet in Hong Kong.

Berry Brothers & Rudd’s customers include the British Royal family and the company was responsible for the wine served to guests at the wedding dinner of Prince William and his bride, Kate Middleton.

The St James’s Street company, Britain’s oldest wines and spirits merchant, said it planned to expand in the region despite sales of high-end wine dropping by 30 percent from its peak in 2010.

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