Chinese basketball star-turned-wine producer Yao Ming is using crowdfunding to try to raise US$3m to help build a visitor centre for his wines in California's Napa Valley.
Teams from Sichuan International Studies University and Hong Kong Baptist University have secured the two places for Asian teams in the 2015 Left Bank Bordeaux Cup finals, which will take part in the cellars of Chateau Lafite Rothschild.
The Australian government plans to tighten its control of agricultural land sales to overseas buyers, in a move set to herald more scrutiny of Chinese vineyard purchases in the country.
Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com has launched an online shop in time for Spring Festival that aims to offer top French wines to consumers at lower prices via direct shipping deals.
LU Yang from Mainland China and Wallace Lo from Hong Kong have won the right to represent Greater China in the Best Sommelier contest of Asia & Oceania later this year.
China’s wine market showed signs of recovery in 2014, with imports returning to growth, according to customs figures.
An official guide listing standard Chinese translations of key wine terms, including the names of individual chateaux, will come into effect later this year.
Australian wines have regained some ground in China in the past year, driven by rising demand for lower-priced wines, show new figures.
Chinese customs officials have blocked 165 batches of foreign wines from entering the country in the past year, because they did not meet regulations, shows analysis by DecanterChina.com.
China’s emerging wine industry is set to get new winemaking rules, to be drawn up by an expert committee established by government officials as the country seeks to meet international standards.