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China blasts grape vines into space

China has successfully launched its Tiangong-2 laboratory into space, apparently taking a number of grape vines with it as part of a unique experiment to test the effects on wine production.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Summergate announces management change

In a letter to trade clients, Summergate Fine Wines has outlined changes to the role of chief executive, Ian Ford, who will take up a newly created position of director of business development for East Asia effective from October.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

‘Blackout in a can’ drink sparks debate in China

Four Loko a fruit-flavoured alcoholic beverage has been met with criticism with netizens dubbing it the “lose virginity” drink due to its high alcohol content.

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 No Comments »

New online wine shop targets English and Hungarian wines

A wine consultant and importer have teamed up to found a new online wine shop specialising in English, Hungarian and Eastern European wines.

Monday, September 12th, 2016 No Comments »

Santa Rita launches on Tmall

Renowned Chilean estate, Santa Rita has announced it will list its key wines on China’s hugely popular online retail platform, Tmall.

Friday, September 9th, 2016 No Comments »

JD.com snaps up Bacardi brands

China’s largest e-commerce company, JD.com has taken on the full range of Bacardi’s wine and spirits portfolio, including Grey Goose, Dewar’s, Bombay Sapphire, Martini and Bacardi rum.

Thursday, September 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Pernod Ricard eyes acquisitions in China

Pernod Ricard is prepared to consider potential niche acquisitions to bolster its business in China and widen the appeal of its portfolio in what is now its second largest market.

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Loosen: High alcohol ‘doesn’t suit Pinot Noir’

Ernie Loosen, the exuberant Mosel winemaker, has said that he believes New World Pinot Noir shouldn’t have high alcohol levels which can mask its subtle expression and upset “its balance and finesse.”

Monday, September 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Wine Australia store launched on Alibaba

Wine Australia is set to launch a wine store on Alibaba which will initially stock 10 brands from eight wine regions, including Brokenwood, Coriole, John Duval, Pikes and Voyager Estate.

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

China set to top US for Australian wine imports

China could be about to surpass the US for imports of Australian wine thanks to a growing middle class in the country.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 No Comments »

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