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Saturday 18 April 2015

China

China wine industry suffers ‘shakeout’

Bottled wine imports into China declined last year, marking the first negative growth in the modern history of vinous shipments into the country.

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 No Comments »

China’s taste for Bordeaux takes a tumble

Two of Bordeaux’s leading players speak to the drinks business about the volatile Chinese market and the current mood among négociants.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 No Comments »

The don’ts of doing business in China

Never say ‘no’, discuss politics, make jokes or show the soles of your shoe when doing business in China, according to speakers at a conference in HK.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 No Comments »

China’s potential lies in ‘urban clusters’

Brand owners should look to China’s biggest urban clusters for potential customers, according to the president of the Cheil China Group.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Chinese snap up latest Bordeaux estate

Yet another Bordeaux wine estate has passed into Chinese ownership following the purchase of Château Renon by entrepreneur James Zhou.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 1 Comment »

Demand for tiger bone wine on the rise

A rising demand for tiger bone wine and tiger skins in China is threatening to drive the animal towards extinction in the wild.

Monday, January 5th, 2015 No Comments »

China austerity drive to impact until 2017

China’s austerity campaign will affect luxury drinks for a further two years, according to Kiki Yang, partner at Bain management consulting.

Monday, January 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Asian buyers push up vineyard prices

Wealthy Asians are broadening their search for wine estates, driving major price hikes in regions such as Sonoma, Hawke’s Bay and Barossa Valley.

Monday, January 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Chinese investor buys Swartland Winery

Chinese investors are seeking wineries outside of France with tech entrepreneur William Wu buying a controlling stake in the Swartland Winery in South Africa.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Poor vintages force château sale

A Chinese buyer has acquired a Northern Médoc property from its French and Dutch owners who decided to sell following recent difficult vintages, especially this year when hail decimated its crop.

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 1 Comment »

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