Decanter announces today (28 June) that it will return to the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong on 17 November 2018 with some of the world’s best wines to host its fifth Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter.
A full house of Beijing wine lovers gathered to taste eight DAWA medal-winning wines at a Decanter masterclass, hosted during TopWine China on 22nd May.
With 183 Medals and Seals of Approval, China marked its best performing year at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) by doubling the number of awards won last year, and scoring a total of 8 Gold Medals.
Chinese officials have threatened retaliatory tariffs on American wine shipments, as well as on more than 100 other goods, after US president Donald Trump signed-off new import taxes for Chinese goods.
Food and wine pairing ‘helps but won’t drastically boost wine sales’ in China, despite the enormous number of wine and dine events being held in the country, said Chinese trade professionals during exclusive interviews with DecanterChina.com.
China’s wine imports rose further in 2017, with Australian, Chilean and Georgian wines showing significant growth. Meanwhile, Higher average prices for bulk and sparkling wines suggest the market’s increased demand for quality.