China’s bottled wine imports in 2015 jumped by a third in both volume and value compared to 2014, the biggest increase since 2011 and emphasising signs of a recovery in the market, show customs figures.
Five students from Greater China won top awards and scholarships at WSET’s annual graduation ceremony this week, emphasising rising interest in wine in the region.
One of China's biggest supermarket chains is to begin selling New Zealand wines from Sileni Estates in a move that will help its range to be more affordable for middle class drinkers.
China-based importer ASC Fine Wines plans to close its Wine Residence private members’ club in Shanghai, following weaker consumer demand for luxury wines and as part of efforts to shift investment to e-commerce and market expansion.
China’s main sources of wine grapes are currently Xinjiang, Shandong and Hebei, and Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the key varieties being planted across China’s young wine regions, shows one of the first official reports on the subject.
China’s young boutique wineries have begun demonstrating the potential to produce wines of international quality, but they need to find and refine their own identity, Steven Spurrier and sommelier Guo Ying said at a tasting of award winning Chinese wines at the Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter.
Fresh figures show that China’s wine import market has rebounded strongly in volume and value in the first nine months of 2015, driven by French and Australian wines.
China’s online wine and spirits retailers have reported strong rises in sales during the 2015 version of China’s Singles’ Day shopping festival.
Bruno Baudry, the new CEO of ASC Fine Wines succeeding John Watkins, spoke to Decanterchina.com about his vision for appealing to a new generation of Chinese wine consumers, including opportunities for online sales.
ASC expects to double its e-commerce sales over the next two to three years, aiming to reach out to a bigger consumer base, said the new CEO Bruno Baudry..