Yangzhou-based Perfect China has made the Asian country's first investment in South Africa's wine industry, acquiring the Val de Vie estate in the Western Cape in a deal expected to boost exports of South African wine to the Far East.
Vinitaly International, the ambassador for Italian wine, turns to a new dynamic Chinese social platform, WeChat, in its effort to promote Italian wine producers in an increasingly expanding and complicated Chinese market.
Lavish weddings, fancy holidays and lunchtime wine on the public dime were among transgressions detailed Tuesday that led China's ruling Communist Party to discipline 2,290 officials so far this year in a frugality campaign aimed at addressing public anger.
American wine producers have their eyes on China, where a growing middle class is drinking wine. The United States exported just $74 million in wine to China in 2012, but exports are growing at nearly 20 percent a year. Vintners in Napa Valley hope to see California Cabernets on Chinese dinner tables.
French wine merchant Castel has lost its lengthy legal battle over the company's trademark in China. The case was a trademark infringement lawsuit brought against Castel by the Chinese wine distributor Panati Wine (Shanghai) Co., Ltd regarding the Chinese trademark Kasite (???), the phonetic rendition of Castel in Chinese.
Sula Vineyard, which is the largest wine producer of India, decided to make its mark in the wine market of Sikkim. The wines by Sula Vineyard are distributed by Overall Traders, which is the largest distributer of Sikkim. The Sula wines will be available at the leading retail outlets, hotels as well as restaurants of India.
Hopes are growing that select wine made in Yamanashi Prefecture will earn wider global recognition after a National Tax Agency decision Tuesday designated "Yamanashi" as a geographical indication for wine.