China’s biggest e-commerce company, Alibaba, says its first wine sales day is set to attract 100m shoppers and that it is keen to experiment with direct importing.
Northern China’s only free trade zone is set to build a wine exhibition and storage centre to take advantage of rising wine imports to the area, including Beijing.
Two Chinese Baijiu (white spirit) producers and one wine distributor have jointly bought the whole share of a wine processing and producing plant in South Australia.
Fresh customs figures shows that China’s wine import figures continue to grow in both volume and value during the first three months of 2016. Australian and Chilean wines leaped in volume, while French wines are showing significant growth in average price.
Chinese importer ASC Fine Wines intends to bring more wine brands to its online shop, amid making major investments on digital distribution channels.
New figures show that 10 countries drink around two thirds of the world's wine, but who is drinking the most? See below for a graphic prepared by Decanter using OIV data.