Villa Maria’s first ever chief operating officer talks to the drinks business about a new brand for the UK, how to raise the profile of Hawke’s Bay and why this producer’s biggest selling wine in China is white.
The Chinese are fast becoming the world’s biggest drinkers outpacing Brits, Americans and the Irish in terms of per capita consumption, new research has revealed.
Acker Merrall & Condit’s latest Hong Kong sale achieved HK$45 million, which the house says will put it on track to be the world’s leading auction house in the first quarter of this year.
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.
The fact that over 100 Bordeaux châteaux are now in Chinese hands, begs the question – will they ever own a first growth?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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