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Thursday 11 February 2016

China

Rhône valley makes push on younger HK market

Rhône 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 »

Gene makes alcohol ‘healthy’ for the liver

A lab rat study pioneered in Shanghai has found a gene that turns alcohol into glycogen, making it healthier for the liver to process, scientists claim.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

NZ Sauvignon Blanc shortage ‘likely to affect’ Asia sales

A predicted shortage of NZ Sauvignon Blanc is likely to have a knock-on effect on sales in Asia, according to the sales director of Greystone Wines in Waipara Valley.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

Toddler dies in China from methanol poisoning

A two year old boy has died after his parents wiped methylated spirits on his skin in an attempt to cool down his fever.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 No Comments »

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