Hong Kong

Hong Kong: The Boom in Wine Auctions

After the Hong Kong government announced that tax on wine had been abolished back in 2008 Hong Kong has seen its wine trade boom. It has surpassed London to be one of the biggest auction markets and is expected to over take New York, becoming the premier market in the world. Sales for the top-three largest … Read more

Vinexpo Asia Pacific 2010 Day 1

Quite a hectic first day at Vinexpo! Numbers were down apparently due to a clash with an exhibition in China at the weekend so many people are not travelling from China to Vinexpo. Looking at the dates it’s probably the Interwine China trade fair at Guangzhou which covers wine and spirits. Having said that Vinexpo certainly … Read more

Indigenous Grape Varieties in China

With my trip to Vinexpo Asia Pacific in Hong Kong not far away I have been curious as to whether the burgeoning and potential giant domestic wine industry in China would ever use indigenous grape varieties to make wine. I have seen that the Chinese are discovering terroirs that are suitable for Western grapes – but … Read more

Vinexpo In Hong Kong

Vinexpo Asia Pacific, the International Wine and Spirits Exhibition for the Asia Pacific region, will again be held in Hong Kong on 27, 28 and 29 May. The last Vinexpo in Hong Kong was held in 2006 and was hailed as a resounding success. More than 7,500 visitors are expected and by January the exhibition was … Read more