China is on course to be the second largest wine consuming country behind the United States within the next five years, according to Don St Pierre Jr, co-founder of Chinese importing company, ASC Fine Wines, speaking ahead of his appearance at this month's
After launching its first shipment of directly imported US wines into China, Amazon China, Amazon.com's branch there, said the wines have received a very good response in the country, especially in Shanghai.
The annual HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair takes place November 7-9 in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The fair has developed into a significant marketing platform for vineyards and wineries and a must-visit sourcing ground for international buyers.
The Japanese government is reportedly looking at removing tariffs on imported wine which might also lead other countries to remove their own tariffs on sake, which is the country's chief alcoholic export. The current administration believes that this plan will benefit domestic consumers and also significantly increase Japan's sake exports.