China

China’s Penglai wine region to introduce third party quality control

Penglai in China's eastern Shandong province has introduced a third-party assessment organisation to evaluate the city's 55 wineries for food safety related issues especially targeting fake wine made with toxic chemicals that pose potential health hazards.

Chinese doctor jailed for calling medicinal tonic ‘poison’

A Chinese doctor has been arrested for defaming a popular Chinese medicinal tonic as ‘poison’ in his personal blog, in which he accused the producer of the tonic of false advertising with regards its health benefits.

China lowers VAT tax for imported wine

The Chinese government has announced that it will lower the country’s VAT tax from the current 17% to 16% for imported goods, which is expected to boost China’s wine imports, especially for countries such as Australia and Chile that have signed Free Trade Agreements with China.

Chinese company hires Michel Rolland as consultant

A Chinese wine company based in Shenzhen called Wine World has announced that it has hired renowned Bordeaux oenologist Michel Rolland as its chief wine consultant.

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