Organisers of the three-day Vinexpo Asia-Pacific trade fair expect demand for imported wine to weather the slowdown in Chinese economic growth, forecast to fall to 7.5 per cent this year from 9.2 per cent in 2011.
When Hong Kong scrapped all taxation on alcohol sales in 2008, it sent the price of investment wine into the stratosphere. Tax cuts on wine purchases are now set to happen in India, so will a new flood of buyers reverse recent price declines?
Chateau Hansen, which first planted vineyards beside the Gobi in the early 1980s, says the hot, dry summer and plentiful water from the nearby Yellow River make the location among China's best for wine production.
You might want to stock up on tequila and rum if margaritas or mojitos are on your summer menu, because prices are likely going up at many retailers this week - and prices are just one of several big changes in store when Washington state abandons its long-held place in the liquor business
Of the six liquor outlets in Chelan County, about 150 miles east of Seattle, one closed earlier last week for inventory checks in anticipation of the state handoff and three others, including the only one here in Cashmere, population 3,063, will close on Monday
Skip Foppiano of Morada Produce is praying for cool weather. The San Joaquin County grower and packer is thick into cherry harvest season and is short on labor - 20 to 30 percent fewer pickers than he had last year
Wineries have become places to sample food, listen to music, socialize with friends and host weddings. Crowds flocking to local wineries during Memorial Day weekend show how well tourism pairs with selling wine.
The proximity of the Willamette Valley to the warmer wine-growing regions in Southern Oregon and the Columbia Valley means that it's feasible for winemakers in our area to source grapes from these warmer regions and have the grapes trucked the two or three hours to their facilities
Avery became a Master of Wine in 1975 and chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine in 2000. He was also chairman of the International Wine and Food Society and Master of the Vintners Company in 2005.
Yihaodian, partly owned by Wal-Mart and one of the fastest growing B2C online sales platforms in China, has appointed DDMA China market research & business consulting, to advise on the further development of Yihaodian's wine and beverage online sales across all China markets.
Thirst for whisky, rum and vodka in Latin America, Africa and Asia has accelerated as adult populations have expanded and incomes have risen, and companies see the improved online access in developing markets through laptops, tablet computers and smartphones as an opportunity to drive sales
94% of American wineries surveyed by ABLE Social Media Marketing are on Facebook and 73% are on Twitter. The study, done in December 2011, shows that American wineries are active in social media and that it's producing results