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CHINA’S MOUTAI WINE COMPANY SEEKS TO EXPAND TO ITALY
A delegation of Moutai Wine Company, the wine business arm of the world’s most valuable spirit producer Kweichow Moutai, has met with former Italian Prime Minister Massimo D’Alema seeking to establish a production base in Italy.
EXPORTING WINES TO CHINA: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
Cutting the red tapes is just the beginning of exporting to China. But we are here to help, we have prepared an easy-to-understand document to explain the procedures involved in exporting your wines to China.
CHINESE OWNER OF NZ LABOUR AGENCY FINED NZ$120,000 FOR EXPLOITING WORKERS
Marlborough based Double Seven Services, which supplies labours to vineyards, and its Chinese owner Qin Zhang, were fined more than $120,000 after failing to pay minimum wage and keep correct records for almost 200 employees.
TAIWAN’S KAVALAN LAUNCHED GIN WITH LOCAL FRUIT FLAVOURS
Taiwan’s Kavalan has introduced a new triple-distilled gin using a botanical recipe full of tropical flavours, including local specialities like kumquat peels, dried star fruit and guava.
AUSTRALIA’S ACCOLADE TO APPLY “COVERT TRACERS” IN QR CODES TO COMBAT CHINESE COUNTERFEITS
Australia's biggest wine producer Accolade Wines has signed a deal with anti-counterfeit company YPB to apply “covert tracers” to its premium wines to combat counterfeit problems in the China market.
AUSSIE WINES PAY ZERO TARIFFS IN CHINA AND KOREA FROM 1 JANUARY
Australian wine producers pay zero tariffs on their exports to China and Korea from 1 January when further free trade agreement tariff cuts kicked in, adding to their competitive edge over European and American producers.
JAPAN’S SUNTORY AND ASAHI ANNOUNCED PRICE CUTS ON EU WINES FROM 1 FEBRUARY
Japan’s leading wine importers Suntory and Asahi Groups have announced that they will cut prices on imported European wines when the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement comes into effect on 1 February.
RUSSIAN STANDARD VODKA TO TAP THE HUGE INDIAN SPIRITS MARKET
The world’s second largest vodka producer Russia’s Roust International has launched its Russian Standard Original vodka brand in India to tap the country's fast growing spirits market.
FIRST UNESCO WINE CULTURE CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN HONG KONG IN JUNE 2019
Jointly organised by the UNESCO Chair “Culture and Wine Traditions” of the University of Burgundy and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the conference is scheduled on 2 to 5 June 2019.
KOREA’S LG TO LAUNCH A CAPSULE-BASED HOME CRAFT BEER MACHINE CALLED HOMEBREW
South Korean electronics firm LG will next month launch a capsule-based home brewing machine that can make 5 litres of beer in two weeks.
CHINESE WINERIES BORDERING NORTH KOREA MAKE RED ICE WINE FROM OWN HYBRID VARIETY
The Jian County of China’s Northeastern Jilin Province sits on the west bank of the Yalu River overlooking North Korea to the East. Here local wineries have been making an red ice wine with China’s own hybrid black variety called Beibinghong which means “Arctic Red”.
TAIWAN’S KAVALAN LAUNCHED TWO BORDEAUX CASK WHISKIES TO MARK 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Taiwanese whisky distillery Kavalan has launched two limited special editions called Kavalan Bordeaux Margaux and Kavalan Bordeaux Pauillac to mark its 10th anniversary.
HUNGARY’S GRAND TOKAJ GROUP ENTERS CHINA THROUGH JD.COM
One of Hungary’s leading wineries, the state-owned Grand Tokaj Group, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with China’s second biggest online shopping platform JD.com on Monday.
UK TRADE BODY ON THE ROAD IN TOKYO TO PROMOTE GIN AND WINE
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) of UK led a trade mission to Tokyo last week to showcase British gins and fine wines with a view to boost exports.
AUSTRALIA WAS NAMED WINE COUNTRY OF THE YEAR BY THE CHINESE WINE TRADE
Australia was crowned Wine Country of the Year by China’s wine and spirits industry on Monday in the China High-End Spirits Fair cum Global Wine G50 Summit held in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.
THIS RUSSIAN SPARKLING PRODUCER PLANS TO PRODUCE CHARMAT IN CHINA
Against the backdrop of economic sanctions on Russia by western countries, Abrau-Durso plans to expand production into China thinking that just exporting is not good enough.
RIOJA IS ON THE ROAD IN CHINA THIS WEEK
The Rioja wine region of Spain is on the road in China. After holding its Grand Tasting in Beijing on Monday, the 75 wineries taking part will travel to Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
上月有兩瓶1945年的Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) 勃艮第干紅，在蘇富比紐約拍賣會上，打破了歷來葡萄酒拍賣紀錄，分別以558,000及496,000美元賣出。這個價錢足以在很多發達國家購買一間中產家庭的房屋，大家不禁會問DRC 為何這麼貴，值得嗎？
WTO TO SET UP PANELS TO SETTLE TRADE DISPUTES BETWEEN USA, CHINA AND FIVE OTHER COUNTRIES
Light at the end of the tunnel? The World Trade Organization is to set up a range of settlement panels to resolve the trade disputes that have caught the world’s wines and spirits industry.
MILLENNIAL AND WOMEN WINE CONSUMERS ARE A FORCE TO RECKON WITH IN CHINA
The rise of millennial and women consumers is a notable trend in the current China wine market, according to the “2017 China Wine Data Analysis Report” jointly released by China Alcoholic Drinks Association and trade data specialist Exact Data China.
FALLEN OUT OF FAVOUR IN JAPAN, EXPORT OF BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU IN DECLINE
Behind the hype of the Beaujolais Nouveau campaign last Thursday, there is the daunting truth that demand of the wine has been in continuous decline, mainly due to a dampened interest in the Japanese market.
FORGET ABOUT WHISKIES, THE WORLD'S MOST VALUABLE SPIRITS BRANDS BELONG TO CHINESE BAIJIU
According to the latest report by Brand Finance, an international brand valuation and strategy consultancy, the world's top three most valuable spirits brands are Moutai, Wuliangye and Yanghe. British brand Johnnie Walker dropped one place to fourth.
在葡萄酒業發展的歷史上，有兩個品鑑會被視為是劃時代的，讓新世界酒走上優質葡萄酒的殿堂，足以跟舊世界頂級酒區一較高下。 第一個是1976年的巴黎評審會（Judgement of Paris），第二個則是2004年的柏林品鑑會（Berlin Tasting)。
CHINA RATED MOST ATTRACTIVE WINE MARKET, ASIA HIGHEST POTENTIAL
China is rated the most attractive wine market by international producers and exporters followed by Japan, Hong Kong, Scandinavia, USA and Canada, according to a survey commissioned by the organiser of ProWein trade show.
NEW SHANGHAI SHOW TO BRING VINEXPO TO CHINA EVERY YEAR FROM 2019
The French organiser of the Vinexpo wine exhibition will hold its first Shanghai show in May 2019. This new biennial exhibition will bring Vinexpo to China every year, to be held alternately in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
CHINESE CONSUMERS BUYING LESS BUT SPENDING MORE ON BORDEAUX WINE
Bordeaux has exported 11% less wine to China in the past 12 months compared to the same period a year ago. In value terms, however, there is an increase of 3%, indicating that Chinese consumers are buying more premium Bordeaux wine.
NEW SOUTH WALES TO TARGET CHINA AND SOUTH KOREA IN WINE TOURISM CAMPAIGN
Australia's lesser known wine regions in New South Wales like Hunter Valley and Orange will strengthen wine tourism promotions in countries like China and South Korea after having secured a state grant of AUD 2m (USD 1.4m).
THE OSBORNE BULL IS COMING TO CHINA ON ALIBABA'S TMALL
Spain’s legendary sherry and brandy maker Osborne Group has opened an online flagship store on Alibaba's Tmall platform, bringing Osborne sherry, Carlos I brandy and Montecillo Rioja wine and many more to Chinese customers.
EXPORTS OF SCOTCH WHISKY TO INDIA AND CHINA SEEN UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH
The world’s two most populous countries are Scotch Whisky’s fastest growing markets. Exports to India increased by 44.4% to over USD72.9 million in the first half of this year, to China increased by 34.8% to USD 48.2 million, according to statistics released by Scotch Whisky Association.