Chinese buyers have shown interest in Bordeaux 2014 en primeur wines, but pricing is crucial, according to the chief executive of ASC Fine Wines, John Watkins.
The search for the best wines on sale in Asia has begun after the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015 opened for entries, with DecanterChina columnist professor Li Demei appointed as a vice-chair for this year’s competition.
A group of wine associations from different parts of China has founded a trade body to increase the sales of domestic wines, marking a new level of co-operation between the country’s wine regions.
China’s wine grape planting accounts for only a small percentage of its total grape plantings, according to industry officials, casting doubt on widespread reports this week that China has more land under vine than France.
Moët Hennessy Estates & Wines, producers of wines including Cloudy Bay and Cheval des Andes, is due to bottle its highly anticipated Chinese red wine within the next few weeks, with an international launch due for Autumn 2015.
ASC Fine Wines, a major Chinese importer of premium wine, has announced that its chief executive, John Watkins, will leave the company at the end of May.
Wines made from two regions in Xinjiang are expected to receive geographical indication protection in China, marking the autonomous region’s latest efforts to boost its upcoming wine industry.
Ningxia is to establish a specialist vocational college to train an ‘all-round’ young generation of wine professionals ‘from planting to winemaking’.
Shenzhen’s quarantine authority has launched a system that claims to be able to identify a wine’s origin by examining its chemical make-up, as part of an ongoing effort to reduce the number of counterfeit wines in Mainland China.
Success on the Right Bank in the Bordeaux 2014 vintage depended on a vineyard's specific soil type and an estate's attention to detail ahead of harvest amid a cool and rainy summer, says James Lawther MW after tasting the young wines during en primeur wee