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Friday 27 November 2015


Chan: Austerity has given rise to ‘real consumers’ in China

China’s austerity drive has been positive for Chinese winemakers, allowing for the “birth of the real consumer”, believes the CEO of one of the country’s biggest producers.

Friday, November 6th, 2015 No Comments »

HK wine exporters open doors to China

The eighth Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) International Wine and Spirits Fair has begun with the spotlight put on the city’s role as a re-exporter to Mainland China.

Thursday, November 5th, 2015 No Comments »

China no longer an ‘El Dorado’ for wine traders

A dramatic slump in demand is putting paid to China’s reputation as an ‘El Dorado’ for wine trading, one French importer has said.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Chinese customs seize 520k bottles of Cognac

Customs officials have seized 520,000 bottles of Louis Royer Cognac, worth an estimated 400 million yuan (£41m), imported illegally into China’s mainland.

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux sweetens up Hong Kong and China

Under the name of “Sweet Bordeaux”, 10 Bordeaux appellations have focused on Hong Kong and China this year as key areas of growth.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Asian markets ‘key’ to Bordeaux success

Focusing on smaller wine markets in Asia such as South Korea and Vietnam is vital to continued growth, the export director of Château Palmer has said.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Cameron takes Xi Jinping to the pub

British prime minister David Cameron has treated the Chinese president Xi Jinping to a trip to his local pub, where his guest tucked in to fish and chips and a pint of IPA.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 2 Comments »

Queen serves Ridgeview to Chinese premier

China’s president Xi Jinping was treated to English sparkling wine, white Burgundy, first growth Bordeaux and Vin de Constance at last night’s UK state dinner.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 4 Comments »

Tsingtao to buy remaining Suntory stake

Tsingtao brewery announced yesterday it is to buy the 50% stake that it doesn’t own in its loss-making joint venture with Suntory Holdings for 822.9m Yuan (HK$129.5m).

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Obama serves ‘$30 screwcap wine’ at state dinner

A screwcap 2014 Penner-Ash Viognier was on the menu at the White House to honour Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

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