Jeannie Cho Lee MW recommends a “balanced, elegant” wine with “nice depth” and Pamela Tan picks out a “brilliant, attractively straw-yellow Chardonnay.”
If Alun Griffiths MW was ever contemplating retirement and a quiet life, he faced a quick change of heart when VATS came calling on his expertise for an unexpected Chinese adventure.
Smuggled, counterfeit and unregulated foreign beer in Malaysia is costing the government there US$78 million a year in lost taxes.
Changyu Pioneer Wine Co, China’s oldest wine company and largest winemaker by sales, opened a new chateau in Shaanxi province on Oct 9, according to China Daily.
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.
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