The Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba team today (28th June) launched an information drive for its new Wine Direct platform that aims to work directly with chateaux and importers to sell wine to Chinese consumers.
Chinese wine lovers will get un-paralleled access to an all-star cast of world class wineries at the third Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter in November, from Château Lafite Rothschild to greats of Tuscany, Spain and Australia.
Liv-ex analyst believes the UK's vote to leave the European Union means a sudden end for the Bordeaux 2015 en primeur campaign, but there could be bargains available for opportunistic US buyers.
Out of the 133 Chinese wines tasted at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA), two wines, including an ice wine, were awarded the top regional award ‘Platinum Best in Category’.
The Japan drinks group Suntory intends to sell its premium range of Japanese wines in China, said the head of the group.
Hailstorms hit Northeast China wine regions Funing and Changli, Hebei, destroying over 100ha vineyards.
Jack Ma, billionaire founder of Alibaba and owner of Château de Sours in Bordeaux, has added Château Perenne in Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux to his portfolio of wine estates in the region.
Chinese authorities have agreed to protect the legal status of nearly 50 Bordeaux wine appellations in what could prove a landmark deal in the country.
Champagne needs to boost its presence in Greater China with online retailers and new educational initiatives, though the region remains cautious about protecting its name online, said head of the official trade body.
A French crossing and the Chinese equivalent to Carmenere are among the likely candidates to become China’s signature wine grape, local experts believe.