New figures show that China imported more wine by volume and value in 2016 versus 2015, with France and Australia leading the way.
Decanter spoke exclusively to Italian wine trade body representatives, importers, producers and local experts, to find out the effect of the Alibaba festival on Italian wines in the Chinese market.
Penfolds owner Treasury Wine Estates has won a high court battle against a trademark squatter claiming ownership to a widely understood Chinese translation of the Australian wine brand's name - but the dispute doesn't end there.
A new device that claims to soften tannins in young wine by exposing the juice to ultraviolet light could also help increase the number of wines available for vegans, according to winemakers taking part in early trials.
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.
Chinese online wine and spirits shop Jiuxian.com has said that it plans to invest ‘a maximum of 83 million RMB (10 million euros)’ to buy a Bordeaux winery.