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Almost half of wine drinkers in China buy online, making it's the world's largest and fastest growing e-commerce market, suggests a new Wine Intelligence report.


ASC Fine Wines has announced it has acquired the exclusive distribution rights to Californian winery, Delicato for Mainland China.


South Korea and Singapore are the two latest countries to pledge to recognise the Napa Valley name with regards the sale and production of wine.


Not every wine needs a story, but here's one with a doozy to tell. It's called Ao Yun, it's produced near Shangri-La in remote southwestern China, and it's amazingly good. When it's released in the United States in September, it will cost $300 a bottle. Maybe more.


The APEC Model Wine Export Certificate, approved by regulatory and trade officials from APEC member economies, will make it simpler and more efficient to trade wine between them by consolidating their existing certificate requirements into a single certificate usable across the region. Focus now turns to supporting implementation of this voluntary, incentive-based measure.


Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has purchased two vineyards in the famed Bordeaux winegrowing region in France - the Chateau Guerry and the Chateau Perenne - for nearly 12 million euros ($13.56 million), the Agence France-Presse reports.


With the world's second largest area devoted to cultivating vineyards, China has for several years been attempting to produce wine for the international market.


Local exporters have been told China has good intellectual property laws now but a big issue with 'trademark squatters'.


Chinese authorities have agreed to protect the legal status of nearly 50 Bordeaux wine appellations in what could prove a landmark deal in the country.


Moët Hennessy's new Chinese wine was 'a logistical nightmare' and far more expensive to produce than anything else in the group's wine portfolio, including Château d'Yquem.


A French crossing and the Chinese equivalent to Carmenere are among the likely candidates to become China's signature wine grape, local experts believe.


Manchester City Football Club fans may be tempted to put down their warm pints of beer and pick up a glass of shiraz after winemaker Wolf Blass inked a multi-year marketing partnership with the famous Premier League team to gain access to its huge fan base throughout Asia, Middle East, Africa and Mexico.


Wine drinkers in Japan are becoming more adventurous and showing an increased interested in wine, according to Wine Intelligence. And, in fact, the country is rated as one of the most attractive wine markets in the world.


Baijiu is now making a comeback. Sales last year rose by roughly 7% (see chart). In a recent report, "The Hangover Fades", Citigroup, a bank, estimates that profits for the three biggest manufacturers of baijiu-Moutai, Wuliangye and Yanghe-have jumped since the second half of last year. The bank also notes that baijiu continues to outperform beer on sales volume growth, "suggesting that Chinese consumers' preference for baijiu remains intact."


Competition within China is quite fierce for exhibitors' dollars.


Koos Bekker sells wine from his vineyard all over the world, but a small detail offers a clue as to where his priorities may lie - all the bottles are labelled in Mandarin.


"Asians are ferocious learners of anything they set their heart to. When they do jump on something, like wine, they do so en masse," says Mandy Chan, partner of fine wine importing company Ginsberg & Chan. For Chan, Burgundy now makes up 40% of total sales and they carry nearly 1,000 different Burgundy wines on their list.


France's legendary Mas de Daumas Gassac estate with exceptional presence of winemaker Samuel Guibert, is showcasing latest vintages of its world famous 'Grand Crus of the Midi' at VINEXPO Hong Kong 2016 from May 24-26 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.


Rémy Cointreau saw net sales grow 8.9% for the 2015/2016 financial year to just over €1.050 billion with strong growth being driven "on the back of improving trends in Greater China."


A new study points to the risk that China and India will be facing severe water shortages by 2050 due to a perfect storm of economic growth, climate change, and fast growing populations. Ben Gruber reports.

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