The Chinese government’s threat of an anti-dumping tax on European wines has led Chinese importers to take extreme measures, with some rushing to stockpile French wine and others putting shipments on hold.
Robert Beynat is to stay with Vinexpo until the end of next year to oversee the exhibition organiser’s first ever show in Mainland China and two further Asian fairs in 2014.
Three people have been arrested and charged with attacking six Chinese students in Bordeaux, French prosecutors have said.
Once again, the drinks business has compiled a ranking of the world’s top 10 wine brands by global volume sales.
From stolen wine to a range of false claims and a new glass which is designed to prevent anti-social behaviour, these are the most popular stories on the drinks business website.
Bordeaux’s most prominent consultant, Michel Rolland, has admitted that he was sad to have to sell his Pomerol-based family château, Le Bon Pasteur, to a Chinese businessman.
Instances of fake fine wines in China are on the rise, and could grow further following Beijing’s threat to impose anti-dumping tariffs on wines imported from the EU.
Concerns of a trade dispute between Europe and China have grown after Beijing said it was launching an anti-dumping probe against wine imported from the EU.
At number 4 in our top 10 Champagne trends of 2013 is the increasing emphasis on developing distant markets to compensate for falling Champagne sales in Europe.
Jean-Guillaume Prats, the new head of Moët Hennessy’s Estates & Wines division, has outlined an ambitious timetable for its new Indian and Chinese wine projects.
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