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Tuesday 4 August 2015

China

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 »

Chinese MW student hired by Air New Zealand

China’s sole MW student, Fongyee Walker, has been appointed wine consultant for Air New Zealand.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 No Comments »

En Primeur: Asia market ‘has matured’

This year’s en primeur campaign has been hailed a success by several Hong Kong-based wine merchants, with many Asian consumers having changed their buying habits to reflect personal consumption.

Monday, June 15th, 2015 No Comments »

China’s drinking habits no longer about ‘ganbei’

China’s attitude to alcohol and food pairing is changing, with consumers increasingly spending more time over meals and less time downing their drinks, according to Katnook Estate’s senior winemaker.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Has China lost interest in beer?

For the first time in 24 years, beer production figures have declined as an emerging Chinese middle class revs up its enthusiasm for red wine.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 No Comments »

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