Tag Archives: Chinese language

• Top 10 Beer Apps

Top 10 Beer Apps

Have you ever needed to order a beer in Chinese, calculate the required number of kegs for a party or track down a particular craft beer on tap? You will be pleased to know that there is an app to solve all of these beer related problems, and then some. Whether you are a real […]

• Looks Like French Wineries Being Used for Money Laundering

Looks Like French Wineries Being Used for Money Laundering

Watchdogs warn that a few Chinese and Russian investors are hiding bad cash in vineyard sales. France’s anti-money laundering authority has gone public with suspicions that foreigners are using investments in French vineyards to clean dirty money. The 2012 annual report form the Traitement du renseignement et action contre les circuits financiers clandestins (Tracfin), part […]

• Another Bordeaux Estate Bought By Chinese

Another Bordeaux Estate Bought By Chinese

A château in Entre-Deux-Mers has been acquired by a Shanghai steel industrialist. Continuing the trend for Chinese buying estates in Bordeaux, Zhi Gen Lai bought the 40 hectare Château Bel-Air from its French owner, Philippe Moysson, for an undisclosed sum that was reportedly “over the going rate”. Moysson has apparently been supplying Lai’s wine business […]

• Bordeaux property, Saint Emilion, sold to Chinese film star

Bordeaux property, Saint Emilion, sold to Chinese film star

Chinese film star Zhao Wei has bought a St Emilion chateau for an undisclosed price. Although the price Zhao paid for the 7ha Château Monlot has not been revealed, local property agents put it at between €4 and €5m. Separately, local land agency SAFER (Société d’aménagement foncier et d’établissement rural) said prices per hectare in […]

• Lafite adds Chinese symbol on 2008 & price rises 20%

Lafite adds Chinese symbol on 2008 & price rises 20%

Demand for Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2008 shot up overnight yesterday, following the announcement that its bottles will be etched with the Chinese figure eight. UK merchants are reporting selling out of the wine following the news, broken yesterday by Decanter.com, that the bottles will carry the symbol when the wine is bottled next year. On […]