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Could China lead the way for organic winegrowing?

For the past 100 years, synthetic fertilisers and pesticides have dominated the farming world. But as environmental awareness increases, an accusatory finger is being pointed at the use of chemicals for agriculture. Bernard Burtschy explained why China could well be in the forefront of the [...]

2020-02-15T07:50:31+01:00February 15th, 2020|Non classé|

Yinchuan – Ningxia will hold the 3rd edition of the AWS conference and tasting

On September 25-27, 2019, Ningxia region and the city of Yinchuan will host for the second time  the 3rd edition of the Asian Wine and Spirits conference and tasting, as this region is the largest concentrated production area of wine grapes in China. This event is [...]

2019-09-22T16:46:50+01:00September 22nd, 2019|Asian Wine & Spirits News|

How alcohol can be a double-edged sword, for Asians and the global population

The Asian population is renowned for its intolerance to alcohol and its distinctive ‘flush syndrome’. But are all Asians equal when it comes to drinking alcohol?   Read more

2019-09-18T08:33:16+01:00September 18th, 2019|Non classé|

How to respond to the needs of the on-trade in Singapore

Touted as a 1-billion-USD wine market by 2021, with an economy still in growth mode, high disposable incomes and a penchant for premium wines, Singapore is a magnet for many wine exporters. Annette Scarfe MW described the best strategies for entering the country’s on-trade.   Read more [...]

2019-09-05T13:05:38+01:00September 5th, 2019|Asian Wine & Spirits News|

Selecting the most relevant strategies for marketing wine in Asia

Perhaps an easy mistake to make when contemplating the Asian wine market from the West is just that, to consider that there is one Asian market. Debra Meiburg MW outlined the major differences from one market to the next and got specific about winning strategies in China.   [...]

2019-07-10T09:10:45+01:00July 10th, 2019|Non classé|

When world wines meet Chinese cuisines

Chinese cuisine is incredibly regionalised and complex, making wine pairing a tall order. Hang Li outlined the pitfalls of trying to marry wines and foods in China, and offered some advice on how to succeed.   Read more

2019-06-27T12:29:59+01:00June 27th, 2019|Asian Wine & Spirits News|

Ensuring sustainable growth for the Chinese wine industry

Before 2012, the Chinese wine industry grew rapidly – surging by 442% in eleven years. Since then, wine production has slowed and even decreased despite the continued growth of wine consumption in China. Shaohua Li analysed the reasons for the slowdown and outlined strategies for fuelling renewed growth. [...]

2019-05-28T08:58:24+01:00May 28th, 2019|Asian Wine & Spirits News|

The complex, yet vital task of defining aroma profiles in Chinese wines

Ascertaining predominant aroma profiles in wines is complicated as it involves numerous factors. Changqing Duan highlighted the emerging differences in wines from across China.   Read more

2019-05-20T09:11:52+01:00May 20th, 2019|Non classé|

How Ningxia can learn from success stories, and failures, in its choice of varietal range

With any wine industry in the early stages of development, the choice of varietal range is vital, not only for obtaining convincing results in the vineyard, but also from a marketing perspective. Master of Wine Sarah Jane Evans looked at possible options open to Ningxia, [...]

2019-04-17T09:02:01+01:00April 17th, 2019|Non classé|

How China’s varietal range has been shaped by history and climate

Development of the Ningxia wine industry implies overcoming several obstacles and gaining a better understanding of the most suitable grape varieties and vineyard management techniques for the region. Junxiang Zhang outlined the current challenges, possible remedies and the outcome of recent research.   Read [...]

2019-04-09T08:50:54+01:00April 9th, 2019|Asian Wine & Spirits News|