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12/07/18

Hock Tong Bee is seeking damages or returns of wines from clients who purchased wines from its former employee Luciana Lim Ying Ying, who sold 15,000 bottles of wines worth S$7 million to clients and pocketed the money between 2011 and 2013, according to a report by The Strait Times.

12/06/18

Many economists have raised doubts very much could be achieved within 3 months

12/03/18

Three of the world's climate change and wine specialists discuss understanding impacts, reducing vulnerability, and adapting to a changing environment ...

11/30/18

This first market report from the ProWine China trade forum held earlier this month looks at the preferred wine flavour profiles for Chinese consumers and how to attract young professionals into buying wine.

11/29/18

In China, producers plant Cabernet relentlessly, consumers buy Bordeaux religiously and red wine dominates store shelves, best seller lists on sites like jd.com, and events hosted by importers and distributors. All told, red wine has over 80 percent of the market. Add that red is a lucky color and it essentially means all other wines are afterthoughts, right? Not necessarily.

11/29/18

Award-winning packaging designer, Anna Addison, founder MAD Consort, is celebrating the launch of her first winery at Nine Oaks Estate in Eniseli, Kakheti, Georgia, in 2019.

11/29/18

A joint report by China's national drinks trade organisation, China Alcoholic Drinks Association (CADA), and a Chinese research firm has warned of smaller profit margins for merchants in the wine industry as the country's economic growth slows, coupled with uncertainties over the ongoing US-China trade war.

11/28/18

With Tokyo a "priority destination" as one of the fastest growing markets for UK Food and Drink exports, the trip (27 - 29 November) marked the second visit by the WSTA to the Japanese capital in as many years.

11/28/18

At a recent masterclass in Hong Kong, Patrick Schmitt MW, editor-in-chief of the drinks business, said that European winemakers who are worried about climate change should look at what producers are doing in Japan.

11/28/18

Asian countries and students drive international interest for expert knowledge about the business

11/27/18

Invented in China, baijiu (pronounced "by-joe") is now the most consumed liquor in the world and is poised to record the largest growth among all spirits categories over the next five years, according to the International Wine & Spirits Group. Selling China's national liquor to Westerners isn't as easy as selling Chinese food. Baijiu represents less than 1% of liquor sold in the U.S., according to the U.S. Distillery Council. Sometimes referred to as China's vodka, the clear spirit may even deter some vodka lovers. It usually contains 40%-65% alcohol by volume and brings a throat-burning experience.

11/27/18

President Trump, days before a summit with China's leader, said he expects to move ahead with boosting tariff levels on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25%, calling it "highly unlikely" that he would accept Beijing's request to hold off on the increase.

11/26/18

Police in China have arrested 11 people and seized more than 50,000 bottles of fake wine bottled as Australia's Penfolds and China's Changyu in a crackdown in central Hebei province near Beijing.

11/21/18

For years the organizers of the WBWE have been negotiating with the Chinese government and the regional wine association of Yantai in order to set up this event intended both for those international wineries interested in improving their position in China -which is increasingly relevant in the world trade- and for local and domestic companies.

11/21/18

Alibaba, the world's biggest e-commerce company, will bring US$200 billion worth of imported goods into China within the next five years to sate consumers' growing demand for higher-quality products from overseas.

11/20/18

More than 1,200 fine wine lovers eagerly attended the fifth annual Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter and had the opportunity to taste over 600 wines from 134 top producers.

11/19/18

The 5th staging of ProWine China 2018, International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits, concluded in Shanghai as the largest edition to date and with record results: jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf and UBM, the event featured 750 established wine producers and distributors from 39 countries (700 companies in 2017) with a 20% increase in exhibition space. With 18,936 trade visitors, participation grew by 33.2% compared to the last staging in 2017.

11/19/18

The winner will be decided by a panel of judges led by WSET Chief Executive Ian Harris, including Richard Bampfield MW, Laura Jewell MW of Wine Australia and Matt Knight of Riedel UK. The judges will be looking for the educator that has demonstrated clear dedication and growth in delivering WSET's courses as well as innovation in wine and spirits education.

11/16/18

The California State Trade Expansion Program - or California STEP - sponsored a booth for eight small wine companies. California Wines for You, LLC and Hestan Vineyards. Mark Shediac, the Hong-Kong-born founder of California Wines for You said exporting wine to mainland China is the target

11/16/18

Jointly organised by Messe Düsseldorf and UBM, ProWine China 2018, the fifth edition so far, welcomed 750 wine producers and distributors from 39 countries with a 20% increase in exhibition space

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