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.
Can you guess which bottles ranked as some of 2017’s highest selling fine wines at auction? Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction houses reveal their top wine lots of the year…
More than 1,000 fine wine lovers in China had the chance to meet their favourite winemakers and taste over 600 wines at the fourth Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter. See highlights below.
Chinese wine producer Great Wall is set to cut up to 40% of its range to focus on the best-selling labels, its owner COFCO group has announced.
Decanter has teamed up with the California Wine Institute to create a special California experience for the guests attending this year’s Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter on 18 November.
Wines from the 2017 harvest in China's premier winemaking region look set to be fresher and slightly lower in alcohol than last year, but some white wine producers are rejoicing after avoiding the rot that damaged their 2016 crop. Sylvia Wu, editor of DecanterChina.com, reports from Ningxia on the harvest.