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D & D London launches New Street Wine Shop

Published:  07 September, 2012

Sommelier Nicolas Clerc, is to head up D & D London's newest venture; its New Street Wine Shop, alongside the drinks offering at Old Bengal Warehouse's four other new spaces.


James Busby Travel confirms Australia 'trip of a lifetime' names

Published:  03 September, 2012

The list of overseas visitors has been confirmed for the third James Busby Travel "trip of a lifetime" to Australia.


Douglas Blyde: living the high life with Yvonne Cheung, sommelier, Café Gray Deluxe, Hong Kong

Published:  03 September, 2012

"I get nervous if I see a client with no beverage in front of them," says sharp, chic sommelier, Yvonne Cheung, as she rectifies abstinence with Cédric Bouchard's 'Inflorescence'. The clean Champagne represents "a single variety (Pinot Noir), single area (Côte de Val Vilaine, Aube), and single year ('08)," she says.


LIWF aims to increase on-trade and independent participation with date change

Published:  30 August, 2012

In a bid to attract more on-trade and independents to the London International Wine Fair, organiser Brintex has changed next year's show dates to start on a Monday.


Mediterranean wines have 'enormous potential' in China

Published:  22 August, 2012

Vinisud Asia has revealed Mediterranean wines have an increasing role to play in a maturing Chinese market and the industry should position itself for trade with "enormous potential".



Published:  22 August, 2012

Vinisud Asia says Mediterranean wines have an increasing role to play in a maturing Chinese market, with French wines in pole position, holding a 52% market share of 2011, according to figures from Ubifrance/Chinese Customs.



Its research shows as China become the world's 6th biggest wine consumer it has seen "spectacular" rise in its wine imports - between 2010 and 2011, the share by value of French wines imported into China rose by 94%, while the share of Spanish wines rose by 97% and that of Italian wines by 82%.



The news comes ahead of its trade fair in Shanghai February 2013, where Vinisud says the trade should position itself for a market with "enormous potential".




Upholding the research is a survey conducted by Wine Intelligence for Adhesion Group and Adhesion Asia among industry professionals where 1,000 Chinese consumers reveal that wines from the Mediterranean area clearly have their role to play in an ever more mature Chinese market.



It says Chinese wine drinkers are ever better informed, aside from top brands and classic wines, the trend is towards diversification with the focus shifting from top-of-the-range to mid-range wines and now cite wines from every price range, seeking out different wines and new alternatives.



The survey suggests to do business, it is crucial to build relationships on the ground and adopt a brand creation/development approach. Also it is essential to raise profiles among professionals and boots business reputation among consumers through marketing campaigns and collective initiatives.



Vinisud Asia New International Expo Center, Shanghai, in mainland China (26th, 27th & 28th February 2013)


Wine Intelligence's report on wine labelling in China

Published:  10 July, 2012

Wine exporters wanting to break into the Chinese market should provide labelling that helps give consumer "reassurance",  according to research by Wine Intelligence.


China Tang's Lazareth wins Absolut cocktail competition

Published:  30 May, 2012

Yoann Lazareth from China Tang has been crowned the winner of the Absolut Elyx Cocktail Competition, which coincides with the launch of the super-premium vodka.


Number of wine importers to China skyrockets

Published:  29 May, 2012

Vinexpo Asia-Pacific to is to give centre stage to the Chinese wine market after a Rabobank report revealed the number of importers has grown by around 73% in one year.


China to exhibit at LIWF

Published:  02 May, 2012

Brintex, organiser of the LIWF and Distil, has announced that China will exhibit for the first time this year at its annual trade fair in May.


China leapfrogs UK in world wine league

Published:  13 January, 2012

China has overtaken the UK to become the world's fifth biggest consumer of wine.


China on course for 100 million case market in 10 years

Published:  07 November, 2011

The Chinese wine market is expected to be worth 50 million 9 litre cases within five years, and up to 100 milllion 9 litre cases in 10 years.


Chinese consumers need time to understand wines they like, says China's head of Christie's

Published:  06 November, 2011

The Chinese wine market needs time to evolve before the industry can truly determine what are the key wine trends and consumer likes and dislikes, according to Simon Tam, head of auction house, Christie's Chinese division.


Diageo gains majority share in China's, Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing

Published:  28 June, 2011

Diageo has upped its stake to become a majority shareholder in one of China's largest spirit companies Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing.


'Scotch Whisky' name awarded protection in China

Published:  08 November, 2010

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and the Chinese Government have reached an agreement that will ensure the protection of the Scotch whisky name.


China not a "one billion" market

Published:  19 May, 2010

Importers may have to wait up to 15 years to make a profit in China

Potential Chinese wine consumers are currently a drop in the ocean but opportunities for growth of imported wines will exist in the next 10-15 years, Wine Intelligence announced at the London Wine Fair.


SABMiller in China expansion

Published:  13 March, 2009

Brewing giants SABMiller has acquired one of China's largest breweries in a $42 million joint venture that will expand its influence in one of the world's most lucrative markets.


China boosts Remy Cognac sales

Published:  22 January, 2009

Continued growth in premium categories of Cognac in China helped Remy Cointreau post a 0.9% increase in turnover on its own brands in the nine months to Dec 31.


M&S opens first store in mainland China

Published:  07 October, 2008

Marks & Spencer has opened a flagship store in Shanghai, the retailer's first in mainland China.


China will be leading wine producer by 2058

Published:  23 July, 2008

China will come to the fore in the next half-century and emerge as the leading wine producing country.