Hailstorm hits China’s Château Rongzi in Shanxi

A recent hailstorm in China’s northern Shanxi has hit the province’s Château Rongzi, pummelling grape vines, wiping out production at 2,5000-mu (166 hectares) of its vineyards, equivalent to RMB 20 million (US$2.9 million) worth of damage.

COFCO takes on Cavit in China

Cavit, the Italian wine group of 10 wineries in northern Italy's Trentino, has signed a deal with China's COFCO W&W International, the country's leading wine and spirits importer under state-owned COFCO group, for the distribution of Cavit's wines in China.

Bollinger: China, the most difficult market in Asia

While Asia has been contributing impressive growth to Champagne Bollinger’s exports, China, the region’s economic powerhouse, still remains “the most difficult market” in Asia for the Champagne house, says its export area manager.

China’s wine regions: Shanxi

Known as a major coal mining province in China, Shanxi’s coal production has fuelled the country’s fast-track economic development for decades. Winemaking seems to be an after thought but estates like Grace Vineyard and Château Rongzi are making inroads.

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