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Tuesday 28 April 2015

China

Bordeaux takes hit over China crackdown

Value sales of Bordeaux wine fell by 13% in 2014 according to the CIVB, with a poor 2013 harvest and rapidly slowing demand in China blamed.

Friday, March 20th, 2015 No Comments »

A Chinese first growth coming soon?

The fact that over 100 Bordeaux châteaux are now in Chinese hands, begs the question – will they ever own a first growth?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Booze is key to a long life, says 99 year old

Drinking, smoking and hard work is the secret to living a long life, according to four elderly residents of a Chinese village where most live into their 90s.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine Australia celebrates Korea and China links

Wine Australia celebrated the free trade agreement with South Korea in Seoul last week and is preparing for a visit of Chinese trade on a “hands on” tasting trip this weekend.

Friday, March 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Hawke’s Bay ripe for export boom

A Hawke’s Bay winemaker has suggested that a recent surge in investment from major producers has put New Zealand’s second largest wine region in a prime position to raise its profile abroad

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Nine HK restaurants among Asia’s 50 best

A Thai restaurant has been named “The S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Asia” at Asia’s 50 best restaurant awards in which nine Hong Kong restaurants were also listed.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Yao Ming crowdfunds new tasting rooms

Former NBA star turned Napa winery owner, Yao Ming, has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise US$3 million to expand his US and Chinese operations.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 No Comments »

China a ‘huge opportunity’ for Australia

China’s post-boom hangover hit Australia far less than Bordeaux, and the potential for top-end wine is as great as ever, according to Andrew Caillard MW.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Cho Lee: Fake wine not just a Chinese problem

Jeannie Cho Lee MW has called the counterfeiting of fine wines a “global issue”, not just a Chinese one.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 3 Comments »

Wine battles to reach younger drinkers

A younger, wine savvy generation is driving an upmarket shift in wine consumption, but many producers are struggling to reach them, claims a new report.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 No Comments »

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