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In its 5th year ProWine China has become firmly established in Shanghai. During 13-15 November 2018, ProWine China, the ever largest edition so far, saw many high-class business opportunities and rewarding interactions among producers, importers, distributors, key buyers and industry experts. ProWine China 2018, the latest edition of the ProWein …

The 11th edition of the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair concluded yesterday (10 Nov). The fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), was held from 8-10 Nov at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) with a total of 1,075 exhibitors from 33 countries …

China is notorious for the adulteration of wine and the relabeling of inferior wines to more expensive brands, making it a safe haven for counterfeit products. However, a recent landmark case in favor of the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB or Bordeaux Wine Council), which represents more than …

ProWein World has been a major fixture in the Asian-Pacific Region – the fastest growing wine & spirits market – for many years now, with ProWine China in Shanghai and ProWine Asia in Hong Kong and Singapore. ProWein, the world’s largest trade fair for wines and spirits, will now feature …

While certainly few of us missed China’s rise to the position of a major economic power, that newly established prowess continues to fight the biased western preconception of wine and China. On the one hand we have the image of the Chinese wine drinker pouring cola in her Chilean Cabernet …

This spring the phrase “Yes Way Rosé” (#yeswayrosé) seemingly exploded out of nowhere. By the end of last summer, the New York Post’s Page Six was hyperventilating over an imminent shortage of rosé in the Hamptons. Had an insatiable demand for rosé suddenly exploded out of nowhere, leading to a run on the pink booze bank? Yes …

In 2017, total turnover for Champagne set a new record of €4.9 billion. This performance is due to growth in exports (€2.8 billion, up 6.6% compared with 2016) while the French market has remained stable (€2.1 billion).  In the twelve years since 2005, the Champagne region’s turnover has grown by …

On the evening of October 24th at 67 Pall Mall, Steven Spurrier hosted a Master Class to announce the renaissance of L’Academie du Vin, the Paris wine school that he created in 1973 and which gained world-wide fame for hosting the tasting of wines from California and France which became …

At Château Smith Haut Lafitte, all the Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Sémillon have been harvested … The red grapes harvest started last Monday and we will have nice surprises … Despite the spring frost (with fortunately limited consequences on Château Smith Haut Lafitte’s terroir, but it remains in our minds…) the drought …

Luxury ‘craft’ rum, led by Zacapa, has never been so popular. Rum is well and truly shifting its reputation as the spirit only for pirates. It is taking over drinks menus of the hottest bars, being supped by the super sophisticated as an aperitif and converting even the most fanatical after-dinner …