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07/18/18

The ambitious pact signed in Tokyo runs counter to President Donald Trump's moves to hike tariffs on imports from many U.S. trading partners. It covers a third of the global economy and markets of more than 600 million people.

07/18/18

Heilongjiang, the northernmost province along China's rust belt, has been tipped to become China's high altitude ice wine production base, the country's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has announced.

07/12/18

Gallo wine has been available on Alibaba Group-owned Tmall since 2016, when it launched a flagship store for its Carlo Rossi brand of jug wines. But with the continued growth of e-commerce in China, especially for wine and spirits, the Modesto, California-based company said that an official partnership with Alibaba will offer strategic positioning

06/06/18

Australian wine and beef industry representatives are pressuring the government to patch up diplomatic differences with Beijing that the industries fear are impacting on exports to China, Australia's most important trading partner. Australia sees the major strain as its plan to ban covert foreign interference in domestic politics.

06/05/18

The United States has threatened to impose tariffs on up to $50 billion of Chinese products.

06/04/18

Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018 was hailed as a success and "surpassed all expectations", with an overall increase in visitor numbers particularly from mainland China, cementing its position as Asia-Pacific's most important trade event for industry professionals over its three-day show held at Hong Kong's Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 29-31, according to its organiser.

06/01/18

Wine expert Robert Joseph points to a future where blends suited to mass consumer tastes replace vintages, glass closures replace cork and screw cap, robots pick grapes, and wine shops offer experiences like modern bookstores

06/01/18

Wine Australia and Chinese multinational e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to better showcase Australian wine on the world's fastest growing e-commerce platform, Tmall. The MoU complements Wine Australia's investment in China's e-commerce sector as part of the Australian Government's $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m Package).

05/31/18

With growth and diversification of China's wine market, a panel of industry experts at a Vinexpo China conference noted a growth of smaller wine brands carving out a bigger share in the market, much like the trends seen in the fashion and beauty industries.

05/22/18

China agrees to the framework of a deal that includes increased sales of U.S. farm products to China by 35 to 40 percent.

05/18/18

Australian wine giant, Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), is the latest victim of growing friction between China and Australia, with the company reporting customs delays of its shipments to the mainland.

05/18/18

China has revoked the organic certification rights given to the organic certification agency Ceres' Shanghai branch after its managing director was convicted of fraud for issuing doctored organic certification results, revoking in the process organic certifications given to seven companies including Spain's leading wine producer Torres, in mainland China.

05/18/18

More visitors come to Napa Valley from China than any other foreign country, and some wineries actively court Chinese customers. Mondavi and Beringer host frequent Mandarin-language tours, and other wineries have menus in Chinese. At the tasting room at Honig Winery in Rutherford, Calif., there are Chinese signs, including ads for a door-to-door international delivery service.

05/17/18

Admitting that when he joined Kayra he was "a major Californian asshole", winemaker Daniel O'Donnell believes that to truly understand Turkish wine one must "throw out any pre-existing ideas about winemaking conventions and put things in a Turkish context".

05/17/18

With domestic producers winning prizes and top tasting competition held there last week, country is tipped to become second-largest consumer of wine. More than 300 experts from around the world gathered at a luxury hotel in Beijing last weekend to taste 9,000 wines from some 50 countries. After sniffing, tasting and spitting the various vintages, they recorded their notes on touch screen tablets for the 25th Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, which awards coveted gold and silver medals that producers can then tag on their bottles.

04/26/18

China says it welcomes a planned visit by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to Beijing next week as world's two biggest economies tangle on trade

04/11/18

China breaks into the top five for entry numbers; 60 percent growth in organic wines, many from China

04/05/18

While red wine has long dominated the market, white wine is expected to secure higher market shares in the future.

04/04/18

Ontario Apple Growers general manager Kelly Ciceran says the 15 per cent tariff on fruit such as apples, cherries, peaches, raspberries and cranberries will likely lead to more U.S. produce hitting Canadian stores.

02/08/18

The Chinese wine market is buoyant, Marcus Ford finds, but it can also be a trap for the unwary.

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