A red wine made from a French variety tipped as China’s ‘signature grape’ has won the highest award at the 2017 Decanter Asia Wine Awards, show results released today (20 September).
Ningxia wine bureau has announced the latest listing of ‘classified’ wineries in its Helan Mountain East region, which saw three estates promoted to Third Growth and 15 new wineries gaining a classified status.
Some of the best palates from across Asia have gathered in Hong Kong to judge more than 3,000 wines in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017.
Three more hopefuls have made it through the notoriously difficult Master Sommelier exams, including the first Chinese expert to earn the famous lapel pin.
China has seen a slowdown in wine imports in the first half of 2017, and there are signs of higher demand for French and Australian wines at lower prices, show newly released Chinese customs figures.
A Hong Kong-based investor has become the new owner of an organic wine château in Bordeaux, according to Christie’s-owned real estate agent Maxwell Baynes.
A total of 72 hectares of vines planted within the Ningxia’s national nature reserve area are set to be pulled out after this year’s harvest, in an effort to protect the ‘natural shield’ of the Helan Mountain East wine region, said Ningxia Wine Bureau.
Decanter announces that it will hold its fourth Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter at the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong on 18 November 2017.
Sixteen wineries in China are set to be granted an ‘estate wine’ trademark, as part of government efforts to establish official quality standards for those producing wines from their own vineyards.
DecanterChina.com spoke exclusively to wine producers and distributors in China to discover consumers and producers’ preferred type of closure nowadays.