One hundred Bordeaux châteaux are now owned by Chinese investors as interest in the region from China shows no sign of abating.
China became the biggest consumer of red wine in the world in January. Why such enthusiasm for wine?
Today, more than ever, the wine world has its eyes fixed on China.
Demand for wine from US consumers is set to drive the world wine market over the next three years, according to a recent study conducted by the IWSR for Vinexpo.
SAB Miller is the latest drinks company to report a slump in China, as the downturn starts affecting beer rather than just spirits.
A man who has frequently appeared on the Beijing metro wearing a watermelon on his head and carrying bottles of beer has been apprehended by police.
Australian wine exports to Asia rose 8% by volume in 2014 and despite the slowdown in China, bottled exports are recovering to pre-austerity levels.
Global Cognac exports saw another dip in 2014 as the category came up against “a conflicting and unstable economic backdrop”.
Bottled wine imports into China declined last year, marking the first negative growth in the modern history of vinous shipments into the country.
Two of Bordeaux’s leading players speak to the drinks business about the volatile Chinese market and the current mood among négociants.
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