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10/28/14

In the past 20 years, the number of wine businesses has increased fivefold. There are now about 230 wine producers in the region, many of them family-run businesses with cellars open to visitors and weekend tastings that draw loads of tourists on weekends.

10/21/14

Canadian wineries plan to spend more effort exploring foreign markets, including Taiwan, in a move to promote Canada's high-quality grape wines and ice wines globally, Canada's representative to Taiwan said Sunday

10/16/14

The Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency is launching a wine registration scheme to help boost consumer confidence and combat counterfeiting.

10/14/14

With a growing taste for wine, India's elite offers a tantalising prospect for producers in the West, yet tax remains a huge issue.

10/09/14

Justerini & Brooks' new Hong Kong head of sales, Cellina Chan, on expanding the company's Asian operations.

10/01/14

In its effort to expand distribution network in China, the Kieu Hoang Winery is pleased to announce its exclusive agreement through Shanghai KHKMY Import & Export Co., Ltd., with Jianmin Pharmacy, a subsidiary of Guangzhou Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

09/30/14

South Korea might not be a country known for its wines but, as the Wine Explorers discover, that hasn't stopped its enthusiastic, but small set of winemakers.

08/19/14

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) announced that its 2014 StartmeupHK Venture Programme has drawn 550 entries from entrepreneurs in 47 economies worldwide, including Hong Kong.

08/19/14

The impact of China's austerity measures continue to hurt the Australian wine industry, but China's middle classes are emerging as its potential saviour. Australia has been propped up by Chinese economy for years enjoying great economic success as a result, with the wine industry being no exception.

08/18/14

We had a little detour to Hong Kong at the end of May, even though there are no vines growing there (at the moment), to attend Vinexpo Asia-Pacific - the leading event in the wine and spirits industry in Asia.

08/18/14

The impact of China's austerity measures continue to hurt the Australian wine industry, but China's middle classes are emerging as its potential saviour.

08/01/14

Winemaking in China is set to benefit after the country this week welcomed many of the world's top grapevine scientists for the 11th International Conference on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics, according to local academics.

07/29/14

The Japanese capital will become the centre of the wine and spirits world when the first Vinexpo Nippon exhibition opens its doors. On 1st and 2nd November 2014 at the Prince Park Tower Hotel in Tokyo, wines and spirits from all over the world will be on display before Japanese trade professionals in one of the most dynamic and sophisticated markets in Asia-Pacific.

07/25/14

Chinese brewers are making wine from tiger bones despite specific regulations against the trade in tiger bones. And it's not technically illegal, since they're not actually selling the bones.

07/16/14

Wine Victoria believes the free trade agreement with Japan can help to ease the oversupply issue restricting the state's wine industry. The agreement, announced last week, included removing the 15 per cent import tariff on bottled, sparkling and bulk wine exported to Japan.

06/26/14

Chinese government funds have been squandered on French vineyards and secret trips to Las Vegas, Communist Party auditors revealed on Wednesday.

06/19/14

The Forestry Bureau of Ningxia has destroyed more than half a million young vines, which it said were carrying a virus that could harm the Chinese region's fledgling wine industry.

06/13/14

According to a new Chinese-language report by the China Alcoholic Drinks Association (CADA), the effects of the decreased sales have rippled down the production line, causing some local winemakers to scale down production.

06/05/14

The production volume of wine was 1,178.3 million liters in China in 2013, down by 14.7% YOY. It fell in 2013 as cases of making and selling hedge wine happened in Hebei in 2010 reduced the consumption. On the other hand, the new government took measures to control expenditure on official business, which to a degree reduced the consumption of wine.

06/04/14

French wine authorities have scored a trademark victory in China after a Beijing court ruled that a Chinese company cannot register the names Roussillon and Banyuls as brands.

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