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Friday 28 November 2014

China

Q&A: Consul general Ian Burchett

Ian Burchett, Canadian consul general for Hong Kong, speaks to the drinks business about the opportunities for Canadian wine in China.

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Chinese wine dealer smashes fake Lafite

A wine merchant in the Chinese city of Shenzen has held a public destruction of several bottles of fake Lafite he bought at auction.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 2 Comments »

Kim Jong-un necks snake wine for virility

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has taken to necking copious bottles of snake wine in a bid to get his wife pregnant.

Monday, November 24th, 2014 1 Comment »

Small harvests hit Burgundy exports

The small Burgundy harvests in 2012 and 2013 have contributed to a slump in the region’s Asian markets, but the appetite remains undimmed.

Monday, November 24th, 2014 No Comments »

ProWine China toasts record numbers

ProWein’s 2014 China trade fair, the world’s leading international trade fair for wine and spirits in Shanghai, welcomed a record number of visitors to its three-day event last week.

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 No Comments »

China opens door to Aussie wine imports

China will erode import tariffs for Australian farm products – including wine – over the next decade, after the signing of a landmark trade agreement.

Monday, November 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Critic Suckling partners with YesMyWine

Wine critic James Suckling has partnered with China’s YesMyWine.com to provide Chinese language content for the online merchant’s 7m users.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Karaoke bar row causes six-hour blackout

A power station manager plunged thousands of homes into darkness after getting into a row with staff at a karaoke bar.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Asia key region for ‘long-term’ growth

Asia will remain the “key region for the long-term development of the global alcohol market” over the next five years, despite the slowdown in China.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 No Comments »

HK strikes customs deal with mainland

The Hong Kong government has made a deal with mainland China allowing its wines to be shipped into the country without extra customs checks.

Friday, November 7th, 2014 No Comments »

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