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Wednesday 27 May 2015

China

China eases Hong Kong customs headache

Hong Kong has signed a deal with Chinese customs officials introducing an online system designed to dramatically speed up wine shipments to the mainland.

Friday, September 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Pacific wine agreement big win for Australia

An agreement by Pacific countries to standardise acceptable limits of chemical residue in wine could mean massive savings for Australian winemakers.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 1 Comment »

Australian Vintage hones in on Asia

With the opening of a new Hong Kong office and signing a distribution deal with COFCO in China, Australian Vintage is ramping up its activities in Asia.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Asia and Europe drag down Cognac

Sharp declines in shipments to the Far East and Europe have brought an end to Cognac’s three consecutive years of record growth.

Friday, September 12th, 2014 No Comments »

France set to retake global wine crown

France is on track to take back the title of world’s biggest global wine producer from Italy.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 No Comments »

McGuigan sets up HK office

Australian Vintage has opened a new office in Hong Kong as it seeks to grow its Asian business and capitalise on the new distribution deal with COFCO.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Beijing capitalises on domestic wine demand

Chinese government austerity measures have hurt sales of fine wines, but domestic producers are stepping up production to meet demand for affordable drops.

Friday, September 5th, 2014 No Comments »

‘China downturn deeper than anticipated’

Several years of heavy investment in China has been blamed by many spirits producers as the root cause of a string of depressed annual results.

Friday, September 5th, 2014 No Comments »

WSET launches second phase of China programme

The Wine and Spirits Education Trust has expanded its Chinese language programme to include its level 3 course.

Friday, September 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Diner severely burned in alcohol fireball

Horrific CCTV shows the moment a waitress accidentally turned a bottle of alcohol into a flamethrower engulfing a female diner in flames.

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 No Comments »

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