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A pioneering generation of sommeliers is trying to build the profession in the growing Chinese wine market


North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has taken to necking copious bottles of snake wine in a bid to get his wife pregnant.


Soon after China and Australia sign their free trade agreement, Australian wine, which will get preferential treatment and potentially even zero tariffs from China, will likely see explosive growth and may even replace France as the top exporter of wine importer to China, the Shanghai-based China Business News reports, citing Cong Riguang, general manager of the Shenzhen Wine Association.


ProWein's 2014 China trade fair, the world's leading international trade fair for wine and spirits in Shanghai, welcomed a record number of visitors to its three-day event last week.


Agreement also opens China's services sector to Australian businesses, but fails to reduce tariffs on other agricultural commodities including rice, wheat, cotton, sugar and oilseeds


The association's steering committee includes six members: wine writer Denis Gastin, Thailand winemaker Visooth Lohitnavy, I.B. Rai Budarsa of Bali's Hatten Wines, Cecilia Oldne from India's Sula Vineyards, Japanese winery Chateau Mercian's Fujino Katsuhisa and Jim Sun of China Wine Online.


The Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency's Wine Registration programme has been officially launched.


Over 1,000 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions will showcase at the seventh edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair from 6-8 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). John Tsang, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong SAR Government, will be the guest of honour at the opening ceremony (6 Nov) of the fair, which is organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).


Invest Hong Kong announced November 4 that its 2014 StartmeupHK Venture Forum will feature a wealth of speakers and judges with deep experience of founding and investing in successful start-up ventures.


Canadian wines have a chance to capitalise on its strong links with Asia, as the realisation of its wine industry's growing quality spreads.


One of Japan's largest wine producers has announced plans to almost double its vineyard area to meet growing domestic demand for this small scale industry.


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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

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