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Saturday 25 April 2015

China

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 »

Chinese group buys Bordeaux estate

Chinese interest in Bordeaux appears buoyant following reports that one of China’s major hotel firms is set to buy Cadillac estate Château de Birot.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 No Comments »

China: more Carmenère than Chile?

There could be more Carmenère planted in China than anywhere else in the world, according to French ampelographer Jean-Michel Boursiquot.

Friday, December 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Woolworth’s deal puts in Summergate in position to grow

Australian liquor giant Woolworth’s recent acquisition of Summergate Fine Wines puts the latter company in a position to “aggressively” build its markets says its CEO.

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Australian retail giant buys Summergate

One of China’s major wine importers, Summergate Fine Wines & Spirits, and its retail subsidiary Pudao Wines have been bought by Australian drinks retail giant Woolworth’s Liquor Group.

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Baijiu executive in corruption probe

A top executive of Chinese state-owned Baijiu maker Moutai is under investigation by China’s disciplinary watchdog.

Monday, December 1st, 2014 No Comments »

Q&A: Consul general Ian Burchett

Ian Burchett, Canadian consul general for Hong Kong, speaks to the drinks business about the opportunities for Canadian wine in China.

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Chinese wine dealer smashes fake Lafite

A wine merchant in the Chinese city of Shenzen has held a public destruction of several bottles of fake Lafite he bought at auction.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 2 Comments »

Kim Jong-un necks snake wine for virility

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has taken to necking copious bottles of snake wine in a bid to get his wife pregnant.

Monday, November 24th, 2014 1 Comment »

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