A total of 72 hectares of vines planted within the Ningxia’s national nature reserve area are set to be pulled out after this year’s harvest, in an effort to protect the ‘natural shield’ of the Helan Mountain East wine region, said Ningxia Wine Bureau.
Sixteen wineries in China are set to be granted an ‘estate wine’ trademark, as part of government efforts to establish official quality standards for those producing wines from their own vineyards.
Chinese ice wines have won three out of the five gold medals awarded to Asian wines at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).
China’s wine market is over-stocked and this has caused import growth to slow in the first three months of 2017, according to trade leaders commenting on official figures released this week.
Around 7000 virus-infected young vines were destroyed by Ningxia wine bureau and the local forestry authority last week (6th April), in an effort to protect the bio-safety of China’s young wine region.
New figures show that China imported more wine by volume and value in 2016 versus 2015, with France and Australia leading the way.
Chinese online wine and spirits shop 1919.cn and two other investors are set to invest five million RMB to establish a new company specialising in purchasing imported wines, announced the company last week.
A Spanish wine brand owned by China’s biggest wine producer Changyu is set to become the official wine provider of LaLiga.
Fourteen thousand bottles of wines from Bordeaux are set to catch a direct train from Lyon to China this week, as part of China’s ‘New Silk Road’ strategy to launch more freight trains between its inland cities and Europe.
Chinese customs is set to host two online auctions this week including more than 100,000 bottles of confiscated wines.