Category Archives: China

Chinese Make First Investment in Margaux

The Chinese have made their first investment in Margaux with the state owned Liaoning Energy Investment group’s purchase of Clos des Quatre Vents, Chateau Tayac Plaisance and Villa des Quatre Soeurs from Luc Thienpont. The group have also acquired Thienpont’s … Continue reading

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China’s Ningxia Introduces Bordeaux Style 1855 Classification System

Liz Tach writing for Wine Spectator has reported that the wine producing region of Ningxia in China has introduced a classification system modelled on the Bordeaux 1855 Classification. Ningxia lies in north west China, just south of Inner Mongolia and … Continue reading

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The Chinese New Year – 2014 The Year of the Green Wood Horse

The Chinese New Year 2014 begins on 31st January 2014 and is the Year of the Horse. According to Chinese astrology, the associated element is Wood and the colour connected with Wood is green, so 2014 is the Year of … Continue reading

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Could China Become The Thorn In Bordeaux’s Side Over Wine Dispute?

Not so long ago China was the goose that laid the golden egg as far as Bordeaux was concerned. Wines were snapped up, the market boomed and prices shot through the roof. Chinese investors are still keen to acquire Bordeaux’s … Continue reading

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VINEXPO Cancels Debut Wine Fair in Beijing

The Drinks Business have reported that VINEXPO have had to cancel their debut wine fair in Beijing. VINEXPO had planned to expand its presence in Asia in 2014. Three events were planned in Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. VINEXPO has … Continue reading

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Chateau Listran Sold to Chinese and Name Changed

The Sud Ouest paper has reported that Chateau Listran was sold to a Chinese business woman, Ms Cheng. Apparently the discreet sale of the chateau took place last year. The name of the chateau has also been changed – from … Continue reading

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Toasting Sparkling Wine in China – Moet Hennessy Opens Vineyard in Ningxia

China Daily have reported that Moet Hennessy, owned by French luxury group LVMH, have inaugurated China’s first winery dedicated to the production of ‘premium’ sparkling wine, in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region. The sparkling wine is to be released under … Continue reading

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Bordeaux Wine Merchant Launches ‘World’s First’ Coca Cola Flavoured Wine

A Bordeaux negotiant has released the ‘world’s first’ Coca Cola flavoured wine. Wine merchants Haussmann Famille, based in Bordeaux, launched Rouge Sucette at VINEXPO recently. Sucette means ‘lollipop’ in French. Rouge Sucette is 9% abv, is designed to be served … Continue reading

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Will the Potential Trade War Result in Increased Import Taxes for French Wine Coming into China?

You may have heard the rumblings about a potential Trade War with China affecting the wine market in France. The Chinese government has threatened to impose an anti-dumping tax on European wines, which is causing concern. Some Chinese wine importers … Continue reading

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Three Rolland Chateaux Purchased By Chinese Goldin Financial Holdings

The wine press are reporting that Chateau Le Bon Pasteur in Pomerol, Chateau Rolland Maillet in Saint Emilion and Chateau Bertineau St Vincent in Lalande de Pomerol have been sold to the CEO, Sutong Pan, of the Chinese Goldin Financial … Continue reading

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