In China konnte sich im Rahmen eines Agenturwettbewerbs die Agentur Taste.ly Communications gegen starke Mitbewerber durchsetzen. Mit Frau Jeuce Huang sowie Frau Stacy Yin wird Wines of Germany China durch zwei kompetente und im Weinbusiness in China erfahrene Fachfrauen vertreten, die das Image, die Qualität und die Vielfalt deutscher Weine auf dem chinesischen Markt weiter voranbringen werden. Continue reading „Neue DWI-Repräsentanzen in China und Polen „
China hat das angedrohte Anti-Dumping-Verfahren gegen europäischen Wein aufgenommen. Das Vorgehen wird in der Europäischen Union als Vergeltung für die europäischen Strafzölle auf chinesische Solarmodule gewertet. Das Handelsministerium in Peking teilte am Montag mit, die Ermittlungen zu Wein-Importen aus der EU dürften voraussichtlich ein Jahr dauern, könnten aber «unter besonderen Umständen» auch bis Januar 2015 verlängert werden.
Die Ankündigung erfolgte trotz des anfänglichen Optimismus über die laufenden Verhandlungen zwischen China und der EU über die EU-Strafzölle auf Sonnenkollektoren. Der Sprecher von EU-Handelskommissar Karel De Gucht zeigte sich enttäuscht. «Die Kommission wird im Detail prüfen, ob der chinesische Fall vereinbar ist mit den Regeln der [Welthandelsorganisation] WTO», sagte er.
China wirft der EU vor, ihre Weinindustrie mit staatlicher Unterstützung zu fördern. Dabei wird auch auf Agrarsubventionen der EU für Weinbauern verwiesen. Durch die Hilfe könne europäischer Wein in China unter Preis angeboten werden, lautet die Argumentation. EU-Staaten exportierten laut EU-Kommission 2012 Wein im Wert von 763 Millionen Euro nach China. Der Großteil davon kam aus Frankreich.
Am Ende der chinesischen Ermittlungen drohen Strafzölle, wodurch die Europäer ihre Preisvorteile verlieren könnten. Der Einfuhrzoll liegt gegenwärtig bei etwa 47 Prozent. Die Aufschläge könnten auf 70 Prozent steigen, schätzen Experten. Wie chinesische Beobachter meinten, will China mit den Ermittlungen gegen Wein-Importe sowie ähnlichen Untersuchungen bei europäischen Stahlrohren und speziellen Chemieprodukten den Druck auf die Europäer erhöhen, um seine Verhandlungsposition in dem Handelsstreit zu stärken. Continue reading „China belegt europäische Wein-Importe mit Strafzöllen“
by Richard Woodard – New Zealand is ‚firing the first shots‘ in a push to boost wine sales in China in a collaboration between government and New Zealand Winegrowers.
‚Loading the sling‘: New Zealand targets China
Wine exports to China were up 50% to NZ$25m in the year to June 2012 – a huge increase from the 2008 figure of NZ$2.44m – but the Wine High Impact Programme (HIP) aims to boost that still further.
The project, a collaboration between the Government’s international business development agency New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), and New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW), has held six events in China in the past six months, plus a trial social media campaign which attracted 4,500 followers on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter.
In November, leading Chinese wine influencers and journalists visited New Zealand to tour top wineries and attend a number of seminars.Now the project is to organise a series of workshops and seminars to give New Zealand wineries market intelligence and help them devise successful business strategies for the market.
‘We’ve been busy loading the sling and identifying targets, and now it’s time to start firing the shots,’ said Karyn Murray, NZTE wine programme manager.‘This is all about creating sustainable, profitable growth for New Zealand wineries, and we’re excited about the partnership between NZTE, NZW and wineries looking to exploit the huge opportunity that exists in China.’
Die Messe Düsseldorf Gruppe, Veranstalter der Leitmesse ProWein, und China International Exhibitions, Mitglied von Allworld Exhibitions und Veranstalter der FHC China, beschließen Kooperation.
Die mit der Durchführung der äußerst erfolgreichen ProWine Tasting Zone zur FHC China 2012 gestartete Zusammenarbeit wird ab 2013 vertieft. Zum ersten Mal findet die ProWine China vom 13. bis 15. November 2013 im Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) statt. Die Messe wird jedes Jahr räumlich und terminlich parallel zur FHC China realisiert und richtet sich an Fachbesucher aus ganz China. Vertragspartner sind die Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai und China International Exhibitions, ein Mitglied des Allworld Exhibitions Network. Sie werden die ProWine China in partnerschaftlicher Zusammenarbeit organisieren und durchführen. Continue reading „Erfolgskonzept ProWein wird nach China exportiert: Neue Messe „ProWine China“ ab 2013 in Shanghai“
Messe Düsseldorf Group, Organiser of the Leading fair ProWein, and China International Exhibitions, a member of Allworld Exhibitions and Organiser of FHC China, agree Cooperation.
The collaboration launched with the extremely successful ProWine Tasting Zone at FHC China 2012 is now to be exceeded as from 2013. 13 to 15 November 2013 will see ProWine China held for the first time now, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The trade fair will be held every year in parallel to FHC China in terms of dates and location and will be aimed at trade visitors from throughout China. The contractual partners here are Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai and China International Exhibitions a member of Allworld Exhibitions Network. They will organise and hold ProWine China cooperating in partnership. Continue reading „Successful ProWein Concept is exported to China: New Trade Fair “ProWine China” in Shanghai from 2013“
by Adam Lechmere – Major Spanish producer Torres is to focus on its retail operation in China with no plans to produce wines there, new managing director Miguel Torres has said.
Miguel Torres Maczassek, Mereia Torres and Miguel Torres Sr, photographed for Decanter in 2011
In a wide-ranging interview with Decanter.com, Miguel Torres Maczassek has set out his priorities as he prepares to step into his father’s shoes as managing director of the Penedes company next month.
Miguel Torres senior, who celebrates his 71st birthday in September, will remain as president of the group, while Mireia Torres Maczassek, Miguel junior’s sister, will continue her work as general manager and consultant oenologist of the Jean Leon winery, which is part of the Torres group, and of the newest Torres winery at El Lloar in Priorat. Continue reading „decanter.com: It is too soon for China – Miguel Torres“
by Decanter.com staff – A 3000-year-old wine is thought to have been discovered in China, according to the Xinhua news agency. Image shows wine vessels with square
‚prohibition device‘ under them
Archeologists working found what appears to be liquid in a bronze wine vessel unearthed from a nobleman’s tomb on Shigushan Mountain in Baoji city in Shaanxi province.
The tomb belongs to the Zhou Dynasty of 1046 BC – 771 BC, and the liquid is likely to be the oldest wine discovered in China, project leader Liu Jun, director of the Baoji Archaeology Institute said. Liu said the vessel, one of six discovered in the tomb, could be heard to contain liquid when it was shaken, but it they had not yet been able to open it.
It is understood that the liquid inside the vessel is possibly alcohol but not necessarily wine.
According to reports, the most crucial discovery in the tomb is actually a square, table-like ‘prohibition device’ to remind people to drink in moderation since during the Shang Dynasty, which preceded Zhou Dynasty, wine became a symbol of corruption and excess. www.decanter.com
by Jane Anson in Bordeaux – A Chinese food company has bought a majority stake in major Bordeaux negociant DIVA. DIVA is the first négociant to cede a majority stake to a Chinese company – in this case Shanghai Sugar Cigarette and Wine (SSCW), a subsidiary of state-owned Bright Food, which says it is China’s largest food products group.
The new partnership, due to be signed in Paris on Wednesday, means that SSCW will take 70% of the shares of DIVA Bordeaux. Pierre Beuchet, founder and president, and managing director Jean-Pierre Rousseau, will keep a stake of around 30%. A representative of SSCW will become chairman of a new supervisory committee.
Rousseau told Decanter.com, ‘The job of being a négociant has become more and more capital intensive, and we needed investment to develop to the next level. We looked at various options for funding, but I believe a good part of the future of Bordeaux lies with China, and we have to be part of it.’ Rousseau will continue to run DIVA, a company founded in 1979 and with a turnover in 2011 of €33m, for at least the next five years. Continue reading „decanter.com: China’s Bright Food buys Bordeaux negociant DIVA“
By Jim Boyce in China – The formula for the typical ‘Wine in China’ story is no secret. Take an anecdote about businessmen mixing Chateau Lafite with Coke. Offset it with a tale of a young professional who is “passionate” about wine and taking a beginner’s class. Throw in some customs statistics to show the market’s growth, add a few quotes from foreigners who work for wine distributors, and end with “time will tell”.
Such stories might provide a few tastes of this market but they rely mainly upon atypical examples and feature few local voices, and thus tell us little about who or what influences it most. Then again, in a country with regions, cultures and spending habits as diverse as they are in China, it is often hard to put a finger on that someone or something that touches the whole place. Here is an attempt to do so — or to at least present ten subjects that might help to understand it a bit better. Continue reading „www.wine-business-international.com: Who is Who in China“
by Georgina Hindle – In the past year, China has overtaken the UK to join the list of the world’s top five wine-consuming nations, according to new figures released by Vinexpo.
Results from the annual study by The International Wine & Spirit Research (IWSR) show that between 2009 and 2010 consumption of still, light and sparkling wines grew by 33.4% in China (and Hong Kong included), leading to a total of 156.19m 9-litre bottles being consumed in 2011, knocking the UK into sixth position in the world-wine consumption market.
In the five-year period from 2006 to 2010, China and Hong Kong’s wine consumption grew 2.4 times larger with the study forecasting a further 54.25% rise between 2011 and 2015. Continue reading „decanter.com: China overtakes UK to become fifth largest wine-consuming nation: Vinexpo“
Robert Parker, owner of „a million-dollar nose“, believes China’s fine-wine market is strong and growing. Yong Kai / for China Daily
If you hesitate about choosing from a large selection of wine, what will you do? For many people, the solution is quite simple: choose one with a high score from Robert Parker.
The world’s most influential wine critic, Parker’s million-dollar nose and his 100-score rating system have great impact on the wine industry.
The famous oenophile was on tour in Shanghai and Hong Kong recently to share his views and advice with wine lovers, the emerging wine market. Parker attended an exclusive dinner at the Pudong Shangri-La Shanghai, which featured a selection of rare vintage wines he has highly rated. Despite the price of 28,888 yuan per person, all the 40 tickets were sold out within two weeks, with some guests flying to Shanghai to meet him. Continue reading „Parker smells potential in China’s wines“
by Jane Anson in Bordeaux – Bordeaux is stepping up pressure on the Chinese government in an attempt to get it to recognise its Protected Designation of Origin status.
The move comes from a growing realisation that Bordeaux
’s greatest threat is not from fake bottles of first growths but from ‘passing off large quantities of entry level wine as Bordeaux,’ chamber of commerce president Pierre Goguet told Decanter.com
In Europe, Protected Designation of Origin is a legally-enforceable protection for certain foods and wines which can Continue reading „decanter.com: Bordeaux pressures China to recognise appellation“
LAURENZ V. (sprich „five“) Grüner Veltliner erobert China im Sturm. Dank der Partnerschaft mit der
Changyu Pioneer Winery ist der österreichische Produzent der 2011 am meisten verkaufte Veltliner
in China. LAURENZ V. passt perfekt zur Chinesischen Küche, zur scharfen Würze des Südens und
dem etwas milderen Stil im Norden des Landes gleichermaßen.
Vor sechs Jahren … Continue reading „LAURENZ V. Grüner Veltliner landet in China“
by Adam Lechmere – Torres China plans to double the number of its Everwines shops on the Chinese mainland this year.
This is part of a three-year development plan for the Spanish company: by the end of 2013 it intends to have 62 Everwines retail outlets.
These will either be independent shops – of which there will be 21 – concessions within department stores, or branded shelves in major grocers. Continue reading „Decanter: Torres plans major expansion in China“
by Adam Lechmere – Renowned Californian producer Opus One has opened offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Yasuko Cadby and Yvonne Chong will cover Japan, and Hong Kong, China and Singapore respectively. Both are have extensive experience in the wine trade in their respective countries, a statement says.
‘These regions have shown Continue reading „Decanter:Opus One to open offices for China, Japan“
just-drinks.com editorial team – French wine producers enjoy a prestige among China’s fledgling wine drinkers that is threatening to drown out opportunities for other foreign producers, according to Rabobank.
France is the „epitome of wine“ in China and French producers have been gaining market share at the expense of rivals in Australia and the US, Rabobank said in its latest quarterly wine report, published this week. Continue reading „CHINA: French wine prestige holds sway over rivals“
by Adam Lechmere -A new wine documentary exploring the relationship between Bordeaux and China is in production.
Presented by Andrew Caillard MW of Australian auctioneers Langton’s, The Fine Wine Game aims to ‘explore the phenomenon that is China and the burgeoning interest in Bordeaux,’ producer Warwick Ross told Decanter.com. Continue reading „Decanter: New wine film to lift lid on China and Bordeaux“
By: Stuart Todd – Chinese biggest wine producer, COFCO, has acquired the Château de Viaud in the prestigious Bordeaux Lalande-de-Pomerol AOC wine region, a law firm assisting in the deal has confirmed.
Law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel confirmed to just-drinks this week that a deal has been signed. Château de Viaud’s estate covers 20 hectares and was previously owned by Bordeaux trader Philippe Raoux. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. Continue reading „CHINA/FRANCE: COFCO buys Bordeaux’s Château de Viaud“
by Jane Anson in Bordeaux- As further indication of Bordeaux’s increasing dependence on the Asian market, China – when taken together with Hong Kong – is due to overtake Germany as the largest volume importer of the Bordeaux wines.
China alone became the largest value importer outside of the EU in May 2010, and when taken together with Hong Kong is due to overtake the UK for value of imports.
Jean-Pierre Rousseau of negociant Diva reported this week that over 50% of his business now takes place in Asia. Continue reading „Decanter: China to become biggest Bordeaux importer“
by David Furer – Greece’s Kir-Yianni and China’s Mogao wineries have joined forces to plant the first Xinomavro vines in China. This is China’s first planting of a Greek grape, and the only Xinomavro for commercial purposes anywhere other than Greece.
The joint venture, Moen Estate, has raised ¥500m (US$74m) for the project, in Gansu province. Mihalis Boutaris of Kir-Yianni in Naoussa told decanter.com the pilot vineyard will increase from 4ha next spring to 150ha over the next few years. Continue reading „Greece and China joint venture“
Adam Lechmere in Hong Kong – Western producers have to concentrate on education before they make any real headway in the Chinese market. This is the message from exhibitors at Hong Kong Vinexpo this week.
Veterans of the market, like Camille Seghesio of Seghesio Family Vineyards of Sonoma, or Robert Shen of the massive Aussino retailer in mainland China, are convinced that educating Chinese consumers in the basics of wine is the key to success. Continue reading „Education, education, education is key for China“