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.
The Hong Kong government has made a deal with mainland China allowing its wines to be shipped into the country without extra customs checks.
Berry Bros & Rudd’s Jasper Morris MW has revealed his thoughts on Ningxia Province in China as a potential fine wine region of the future.
Wine critic James Suckling has spoken of his belief in the potential of Thailand, a market he says has a bigger fine wine drinking population than China.
Kerry Wines’ Eric Desgouttes on chocolate, Champagne, being born in a great Port year and falling for Haut-Brion.
Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes has told investors to expect an improved performance this year, despite the company reporting a 1.5% decline in organic net sales for its first quarter.
Rémy Cointreau has stood by its prediction of a return to growth this year as the drinks group reported a -5.6% organic sales decline in its first half results.
Berry Bros & Rudd’s Burgundy buyer, Jasper Morris MW, is heading to Ningxia in China to assess its potential as a fine wine region.
The protests continue, db walks the streets, drinks Burgundy and looks for typos in unusual places.
The Chinese “Golden Week” holiday last week resulted in minimal trading in fine wine, with Bordeaux seeing a slight decline in its share of trade.
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