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China imports huge quantities of wine even as domestic consumption drops

Published:  06 July, 2018

Wine imports into China are continuing to soar, boosted by a strong-performing Australia, while overall Chinese consumption continues its downward trend.


Tim Atkin MW: Protecting the global spirit of wine

Published:  06 April, 2018

Tim Atkin MW: Wine critic, broadcaster, co-chair of the IWC 


Wine Australia creates new role to grow Chinese presence

Published:  06 March, 2018

Wine Australia has created a regional general manager position, covering greater China, to which it has appointed ‘experienced China hand’, David Lucas.


Q&A: Lenz Moser, chief winemaker, Chateau Changyu Moser XV

Published:  26 February, 2018

Lenz Moser has gone from making Grüner Veltliner in Austria to producing white Cabernet Sauvignon in China’s Ningxia region for Changyu Pioneer Company. He told Jo Gilbert how he plans to take his wine from the ‘Napa of Asia’ to the rest of the world


Wine Intelligence predicts bright future for sparkling in China

Published:  13 February, 2018

Wine Intelligence has predicted sparkling wine consumption in China is poised to take off boosted by a wave of more affordable options.


Sichel’s sales to China surge by 15%

Published:  02 February, 2018

Bordeaux winemaker Sichel’s exports to China surged 15% in 2017 as Chinese demand for French wine continues to explode.


Why brands are the key to cracking China

Published:  19 January, 2018

China is without doubt the next frontier for the UK wine industry, but while the potential market is huge it is a notoriously fiddly country for western brands to penetrate. Christopher Haywood reports


Vinexpo partners with Alibaba in China and reboots NYC event

Published:  20 June, 2017

Vinexpo has announced an agreement with leading Chinese online platform Alibaba to promote recognition of the exhibition brand in China and deliver a partnership with its annual 9 September wine fair.


Chinese importer Summergate bought by Australia's Woolworths Liquor Company

Published:  02 December, 2014

Woolworths Liquor Group has bought Summergate, one of the China's most influential wine importers, in a move that considerably strengthens the Australian retail drinks giant's position in the country.


Viña Santa Rita extends strategic direction from UK to Asia with new Chinese distribution deal

Published:  07 February, 2017

Viña Santa Rita is aiming to capitalise on the growth of Chile in the international off-trade as it prepares to gain further traction in China - its largest export market.


Q&A: Emma Gao, winemaker-director, Silver Heights

Published:  27 January, 2017

A stalwart of Calon-Segur, Emma Gao is head winemaker at Silver Heights, China's foremost boutique winery. James Lawrence talks inspiration, investment and imperialism with the Torres China winemaker


Opinion: Five things to consider about the Hong Kong market

Published:  26 September, 2016

There is no doubt that Hong Kong is one of the most exciting wine hub in Asia and a gateway for merchants that want to get into the Chinese market.


Cashing in on Alibaba's 9.9 online wine festival

Published:  12 September, 2016

Friday marked the first online wine festival that was hosted on e-commerce and trading platform Alibaba's TMall, which boasted more than 100,000 wines that went up for sale.


Santa Rita to launch on China's biggest e-commerce platform

Published:  09 September, 2016

Chilean winery Santa Rita is set to launch an online flagship store on Tmall, China's popular online retail platform - part of the Alibaba e-commerce empire.


Chinese wine in recovery from "anti-extravagance" measures

Published:  16 June, 2016

China is seeing recovery from government anti-extravagance measures which left deep fissures in the purses of the country's wine market.


ICCWS: Millennials have a thirst for cool climate wines

Published:  03 June, 2016

As climate change pushes viticulture further and further towards the poles, a similar shift is happening to the type of wine consumer and the types of wines they are consuming.


ICCWS: Cool climate wine gaining ground

Published:  01 June, 2016

Speaking at the Cool Climate Symposium (ICCWS) in Brighton last week, Oz Clarke said cool climate wines such as English and Welsh wines, could be the perfect antidote to the big, overripe wines.


Britain overtaken in fine wine at auction by China and the US

Published:  18 May, 2016

Britain has been overtaken by China and the United States, as some of the top countries for buying and investing in fine wines at auction.


LWF: Bibendum PLB expands its Chinese offering with new range

Published:  05 May, 2016

Bibendum PLB unveiled the latest addition to its portfolio at the London Wine Fair yesterday (May 4) - a Chinese wine created by Austrian winemaker Lenz Moser.


The Smith Report: China comes good for wine for Chile and Australia

Published:  29 April, 2016

Chilean and Australian wines are on a roll in China where imports are on the up and currency fluctuations have boosted volume.