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Saturday 4 July 2015

China

Hong Kong: Red obsession

While whites are starting to be taken seriously in Hong Kong restaurants, the city is still seeing red, with Bordeaux continuing to steal hearts.

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo ‘shelves’ £240m Chinese scheme

Swellfun, the Chinese subsidiary of drinks giant Diageo, has reportedly postponed work on a £237 million construction project to build a liquor-producing industrial park in Chengdu.

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

China presents a ‘long, slow opportunity’ for Australian wine

China has slowed down its demand for fine Australian wine, but there is still plenty of opportunity for growth, says Darren Rathbone, CEO of the Rathbone Group.

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 1 Comment »

Rhône valley makes push on younger HK market

Rhone Valley Wines’ recent annual tasting combined art and film in a bid to win over Hong Kong’s younger generation of wine drinkers.

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

China recognises ‘Bordeaux’

China has said it now recognises the term “Bordeaux” as a brand after what has been a four year struggle by the French government.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Chinese student builds house out of beer bottles

An engineering graduate and his father have built a two-storey house made out of 8,500 beer bottles in China’s central Qijiang District of Chongqing.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 No Comments »

China’s Ningxia region launches wine contest

Select winemakers will have the chance to travel to China to learn from its winemakers and compete for a prize pool, as the second Ningxia Winemakers Challenge is launched.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 1 Comment »

Men down $1k of ‘aphrodisiac’ wine at airport

Two Chinese air passengers downed an entire bottle of aphrodisiac wine after being stopped by security.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Bilingual ‘tool’ demystifies wine tasting

The Australian Grape and Wine Authority has developed a new “tool” which translates wine tasting notes into terms that could be more easily understood by the Chinese palate.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 1 Comment »

Beer festival in China’s Muslim area angers ‘exiles’

In China’s predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang, exiled groups of Uighur Muslims have complained following a “beer competition” which took place in the lead up to Ramadan.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 No Comments »

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