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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|

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|

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|

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|

Conference N°3

How Ningxia’s unique natural attributes can create sense of place in its wines As part of the drive to elevate Ningxia’s status to that of a world-class wine region, greater understanding of the terroir and best combination of grape variety and soil is an absolute [...]

2018-12-04T09:44:22+01:00December 4th, 2018|Non classé|

The key to understanding Japanese Shochu

  One thing many Asian drinks have in common is their scale and Japanese shochu is no exception. Professor Yumiko Yoshizaki explained the production process and serving styles of a spirit that is perhaps less well-known internationally than sake but no less iconic to Japan.  Read the [...]

2018-05-17T09:25:06+01:00December 12th, 2016|Non classé|

The Trends and Categories Driving Growth in China

Between 2015-2020, China is expected to outstrip growth in the international alcoholic drinks market with a projected CAGR of 2.5%, compared with 1.7% globally. Michelle Huang, head of country research for Euromonitor, outlined the dynamics behind the surge. Read the complete Article (pdf) [...]

2018-05-17T09:25:07+01:00December 8th, 2016|Asian Wine & Spirits News, Non classé|