UK merchant Fine+Rare has announced plans to open an office in Singapore in order to meet growing demand from south-east Asia.
Jeannie Cho Lee MW picks out a “beautiful, subtle wine, with great class” while Singaporean wine blogger Wai Xin CSW recommends a red wine with a “brilliant presentation of spices and chocolate”.
The Chinese government’s threat of an anti-dumping tax on European wines has led Chinese importers to take extreme measures, with some rushing to stockpile French wine and others putting shipments on hold.
Robert Beynat is to stay with Vinexpo until the end of next year to oversee the exhibition organiser’s first ever show in Mainland China and two further Asian fairs in 2014.
Jeannie Cho Lee MW picks out a “wonderful riesling” while Wai Xin recommends a red wine, which is “intense, ripe and highly approachable.”
The ageing potential of Chilean wine won high profile recognition at a blind tasting event hosted by Viña Errázuriz in South Korea earlier this month.
Instances of fake fine wines in China are on the rise, and could grow further following Beijing’s threat to impose anti-dumping tariffs on wines imported from the EU.
At number 4 in our top 10 Champagne trends of 2013 is the increasing emphasis on developing distant markets to compensate for falling Champagne sales in Europe.
Château Le Bon Pasteur in Pomerol, owned by the Rolland family, has been sold to a Chinese businessman, marking the first grand cru property in Bordeaux to be sold to an Asian investor.
Sotheby’s will host an ex-cellar sale of Domaine Clarence Dillon in Hong Kong this autumn.
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