Wine has recently become a fast growing market for both Chinese producers and consumers. Domestic and international winemakers are working towards making their brands appealing to the discerning Chinese wine drinker.
Chinese consumers’ growing preference for imported wine is expected to pile further pressure on beleaguered domestic wine brands, according to industry analysts. Read the full China Daily article here.
On a gentle slope, parallel trestles of vines lead up to a lofty European-style house, one of several self-styled châteaus in coastal Shandong, the biggest wine-¬producing region in China. Read the full Forbes article here.
Upmarket restaurant patrons in Beijing and Shanghai have been quaffing Hawke’s Bay sauvignon blanc and chardonnay wines in growing numbers; a trend that looks set to continue. Read the full Hawke’s Bay Today article here.
The news follows the success of the two Indian wines the grocer introduced last year to its “World of Wines” shelves. Read the full the drinks business article here.
A creaky old Beijing supermarket recently underwent a bold renovation: The entire first floor was gutted, a traditional teashop was closed and all of it was replaced with a cavernous wine emporium and a huge tasting room. Read the full Global Post article here.
The 13th Changli International Wine Festival will be held during August 23-26 in Changli County of Qinhuangdao in Hebei province. Read the full China Daily article here.
Although China’s bustling metropolises and staid Bordeaux may seem worlds apart, the two are becoming increasingly intertwined. Read the full Knowledge@Wharton article here.
Move over baijiu, you’ve got company. With its auspicious hue and perceived health benefits, red wine is “the banquet drink of Chinese officials and businessmen,” according to Harvard Business School professor William C. Kirby. Read the full Wall Street Journal article here.
Chile is the Switzerland of South America. Trains run on time, the economy generally outperforms its larger neighbours and the politicians have a solid record of prudent macroeconomic management. Read the full MoneyWeek article here.
When New Food - the official media sponsor for the 86th China National Food, Wine & Spirits Fair - invited me to speak at its gala dinner in Chengdu earlier this month, I was immediately interested. Many China-based wine professionals had told me it was the largest and possibly the most important wine fair of its kind on the mainland. Read the full Asian Palate article here.