Champagne producers are still fighting to stamp out imitations in China, a year after the country's government agreed to recognise their wines as coming from just one region in France.
The idea that Greater China is beset with fake versions of fine wines is in danger of being overblown, according to the head of wine sales in the country for auction house Christie's.
Prospective Asian buyers of Bordeaux chateaux packed a seminar room at Vinexpo Asia-Pacific this week to learn about the process of purchasing an estate - suggesting more deals are on the horizon.
Chateau Angelus is marking its promotion to Premier Grand Cru Class 'A' status by packaging the 2012 vintage in a one-off gold-emblazoned bottle, the Saint Emilion estate's owning family announced at the Vinexpo Asia Pacific show.
The value of wine imported to Hong Kong in 2013 failed to rise on 2012, but regional officials used the opening of Vinexpo Asia-Pacific to re-emphasise the region's growth story since abolishing duty tax on wines in 2008.
Don St Pierre Jr, the co-founder of ASC Fine Wines, will step down as executive chairman of the China-based importer from next month.
Major shifts in Mainland China's wine market are likely to dominate discussions at next week's Vinexpo Asia-Pacific fair in Hong Kong, with thousands of winemakers, critics and merchants scheduled to attend.
Wine consumption in China fell in 2013, according to figures that both domestic and foreign producers hope will represent a blip in the market's long-term development.
The organisers of ProWine China have increased the show's exhibition space by 50% for 2014, suggesting foreign wine firms remain optimistic about the country's potential.
Forget about buying Bordeaux 2013 en primeur, says Decanter consultant editor Steven Spurrier, but our experts say there will still be plenty of wines to enjoy in this 'drinking vintage'.