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Miguel Cruz Liljegren on a sommelier's life serving high rolling Chinese guests

Published:  18 October, 2013

What wines do the modern Chinese really like? Do they only buy what they enjoy the taste of, or are there other factors weighing in. What motivates or discourages the Chinese from a wine order is perhaps not well enough understood among the sommeliers serving them. Harpers had a chat with professionals active in the Maldivian wine trade to learn more, one of the fastest up and coming travel destinations for the young, wealthy and discerning Chinese.


Q&A: Vincent Géré of Rémy Martin on the Far East Cognac boom

Published:  06 August, 2013

Few people are better placed to discuss the Far East Cognac boom than Vincent Géré, Rémy Martin's director of estates and oenology. The man responsible for the style and supply of the Cognac brand, his association with China dates back more than 25 years. He spoke to Richard Woodard


Is your back label right for China?

Published:  17 July, 2013

Getting the back label is right for your wine in any market you are trading in, but in China it is vital. Not only do you need to understand what it is that Chinese consumers are looking for and expect to see on a wine label, but you will have to comply with complex Chinese labelling regulations.


China leads foreign visitors to Vinexpo 2013

Published:  02 July, 2013

Vinexpo 2013 was attended by a record number of foreign visitors at last month's exhibition in Bordeaux.


China to be sixth-largest wine-producing country by 2016

Published:  19 June, 2013

China will have moved from eighth-largest wine producer in the world in 2012 to the sixth largest by 2016, putting it ahead of Australia and Chile, according to data from Vinexpo.


Kingsland completes Great Wall of China charity trek

Published:  18 June, 2013

Employees from Manchester's Kingsland Wines & Spirits and agency division Legacy Wines have completed a charity trek along the Great Wall of China.


China recognises Champagne region

Published:  28 May, 2013

The Comité Champagne has confirmed that China now recognises Champagne's appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC).



World of wine heads to ProWein 2013

Published:  24 March, 2013

ProWein 2013 opened today in Düsseldorf looking to cement its increasingly respected position as the...


Chinese wine debut for Berry Bros

Published:  11 March, 2013

Berry Bros & Rudd is to show a Chinese wine for the first time at its spring portfolio tasting.

TextBerry Bros & Rudd is to show a Chinese wine for the first time at its spring portfolio tasting.


The red wine from the Chang-yu winery has been made in partnership with Austrian wine expert Lenz Moser. According to Berry's, the Chang-yu winery gave Moser "a free hand to make the best wine he can, and this is his first vintage". Moser also introduced Berry's to a range of Chinese ice wines made in the remote region of Liaoning under the guidance of Canadian expertise.


Other highlights at the tasting include sweet wines from Greece; two growers' Champagnes; new wines from De Martino in Chile; rare bottle-aged semillons from two small Australian producers and 'Anything But Sauvignon Blanc' from New Zealand.


The wines were primarily chosen by Berry's new wine buying director Mark Pardoe MW.


The tasting will take place at the Pickering Cellar beneath the shop at 3, St James's Street, London on March 20 between 9am and 3pm.


Wine Intelligence to host two seminars at ProWein

Published:  27 February, 2013

Wine Intelligence is to hold two seminars at this year's ProWein, which will look at new emerging wine markets and wine tourism.


China to exhibit wine for the first time at LIWF 2013

Published:  25 February, 2013

Chinese wine will be represented at this year's London International Wine Fair for the first time by Château Hansen.


Dos and dont's of protecting your brand in China

Published:  28 January, 2013

Any business with international aspirations will have China in its sights. Consumption of imported wines and spirits is increasing rapidly, particularly in relation to high end products, which are seen as reflecting power and sophistication upon their consumers, or those giving such items as present. The current opportunities for Western brands seem limitless.


China to be number one market for WSET students in 2013

Published:  28 January, 2013

China will overtake the UK in 2013 as the number one market for students taking a Wine & Spirit Education Trust course.


Global wine consumption rises according to Vinexpo

Published:  18 January, 2013

Global wine consumption has risen despite the global economic crisis, according to Vinexpo chief executive Robert Beynat.


Marisco Vineyards appoints new winemaker

Published:  03 January, 2013

New Zealand's Marisco Vineyards has appointed a new winemaker for 2013 and announced it will now bottle a range of its wines in screen-printed glass.


New wine shop goes online

Published:  12 December, 2012

Having opened the doors to New Street Wine Shop in September, D&D London is taking the store's wine offering online.


'Hidden gem' countries present opportunities for wine firms

Published:  23 November, 2012

Wine companies who were late off the mark in investing in China and South Korea could get a head start on competitors by edging into "hidden gem" markets.



Barriques d'Or auction breaks record for second year

Published:  22 November, 2012

The 11th Barriques d'Or auction, organised by Plaimont Producteurs and Cave de Crouseilles, has broken its highest barrel sale record for the second year in a row.


Australia's leading family wineries focus on China

Published:  21 November, 2012

Australia's top family wineries have turned their attention to the Chinese wine market.


United Wineries looks to Russia, China and USA for growth

Published:  15 October, 2012

Spanish firm United Wineries has restructured its senior team as it turns its focus away from the UK and other mature markets and on to the faster-growing economies of Russia, China and the USA.