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HELENE PONTY

2015-02-21 01:15:27

JD.com pledges to make French wines more affordable with new shop
Very interesting initiative from JD.com. Do you have a link to the shop?

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VICTOR

2015-01-30 02:31:42

China set to standardise thousands of wine term translations
无规矩不成方圆,有了规范,相信中国的葡萄酒产业会走上正轨,不断发展壮大。

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CHESSOAK

2015-01-28 09:41:43


Reading through this fabulous Menu,and sensational Amarone Wines,I am transported to the Event at the Shangxi Restaurant and can almost taste the amazing experience.Pity then that I am unable to travel to Shanghai on this occasion,one can only dream !

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TONYDEVITT2013

2015-01-09 02:04:21

Opportunities for wine in the second-tier cities in China
Dear Li Demei,
I agree with your assessment of the opportunities provided by the second tier Chinese cities, and I would also add some third and fourth tiers as many are still quite large.
Your statement;
" The consumers in the second-tier cities haven’t formed a fixed perspective of wine flavours and styles, nor had any bias, and are more inclusive to all wines",
encapsulates the opportunity which will be achieved by education of the trade and consumers in those cities. Good old fashioned hard work by those with the knowledge and interest in wine will win the day. Most of these cities have many top hotels, restaurants and some wine shops.
Much of the "development" of the Chinese wine market has been done by opportunists flogging large quantities of mostly rubbish wine around the country. The second tiered etc. cities provide the opportunity to develop a consumer based and more sophisticated and sustainable wine market.

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Jane Anson

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Some useless notes  

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JD.com pledges to make French wines more affordable with new shop  

Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com has launched an online shop in time for Spring Festival that aims to offer top French wines to consumers at lower prices via direct shipping deals.

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Chinese wines made from native ‘furry vines’  

[LI Demei] Since these grapes are not Vitis vinifera, why not abandon the European routine, and explore a wine that better reflects the unique features of the grape, and friendly to the local palate?

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