Jebsen Fine Wines spoke to DecanterChina.com for our exclusive interview series on life inside China’s wine trade. Topics include Hong Kong versus free trade zones in China, Bordeaux en primeur and China’s changing market.
Two wines from a Beijing-based winery were chosen to pair with Chinese cuisine for the G20 opening banquet in Hangzhou, China.
Syrah and rosé wines from China are showing good potential in this year’s Decanter Asia Wine Awards, said the judges.
Chinese sommeliers have created an official body in Mainland China to encourage more people to get into the profession.
Concern over the heavy rain and flooding that destroyed more than 100 hectares of Ningxia vineyards has now given way to fears of rot amid humid conditions.
Alibaba has started its first online wine and spirits sales festival, giving Chinese consumers the chance to buy 100,000 wines and spirits from 50 countries, said the company.
One of China’s biggest consumer electronics and home appliance producers, Haier, has promised to invest $10m in a wine app dubbed the Chinese equivalent to Vivino.
Customs officials have either destroyed or turned back thousands of foreign wines so far in 2016, mainly because of poor labelling, new figures show.
See the fresh infographic on China’s main source of imported wines during the first six months of 2016, and their market shares.
Thanks to more choices available in both online and offline shops, Chinese drinkers are spending more on wine, said Wine Intelligence.