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Australian wine exports hit record high in both volume and value in 2017

Australia wine exports have hit record high in both value and volume in 2017, fueled by bullish demand from mainland China and increases of higher-end wine sales, according to the latest report by Wine Australia.

Ningxia wine competition in HK crowns a non-Bordeaux blend

A 100% Shiraz from China’s leading wine region Ningxia has won the highest accolade at the inaugural Ningxia wine competition held in Hong Kong, a surprise win for a region primarily known for its Bordeaux blends.

Two Chinese arrested for selling spirits to North Korea

Two Chinese nationals are accused of violating Japanese sanctions for selling banned goods to North Korea including bottles of whisky, brandy and other alcoholic beverages.

Wine Australia CEO: China ‘engine room for growth’

China is “the engine room” for the growth of Australian wine sales, stated Wine Australia CEO Andreas Clark at a briefing in London this morning.

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