Spain is now the third biggest wine exporter to China according to recent figures, prompting greater Chinese-Spanish co-operation on the protection of trademarks.
Police in China have raided an abandoned chicken farm in Shandong and broken up a fake wine manufacturing ring.
Jeannie Cho Lee MW picks out “a gorgeous Champagne” that is “perfect to drink now” and Wines of Korea recommends an “elegant and classy” Malbec, “with a long sustained finish.”
Joshua Hall recommends a Chardonnay “with elegance, intensity and lift”, while Jeannie Cho Lee MW picks out an “understated and classy” Pinot Noir.
Rich Russians are developing a thirst for high-end Italian wines, according to Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi’s new president, Lamberto Frescobaldi.
Exports of Australian wine into China are expected to rise by 50% over the next three years, according to Weekly Times Now.
Sotheby’s two-day Hong Kong auction last weekend, including the first ex-cellar sale from Domaine Clarence Dillon, was hailed as a resounding success and raised US$12 million.
China has opened a new free trade zone in Shanghai, which has been touted as the country’s boldest financial reform and economic experimentation in decades.
A new wine apartment with a temperature and humidity-controlled basement that can hold 10,000 bottles of wine is now available to rent in Tokyo.
Jeannie Cho Lee MW recommends a “crisp, elegant Chardonnay”, while Chek Wong picks out a Pinot Noir “exuding magnificent intensity and poise”.
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