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Tag Archives: Mainland China

• Chinese taking interest in Paso Robles wineries

Chinese taking interest in Paso Robles wineries

Chinese investors have shown increasing interest in the California wine market over the last few years and are now targeting wineries in the Paso Robles region for purchase. [KSBY] China is now the fifth largest export market for California wines. Templeton real estate broker David Crabtree said that interested buyers from Mainland China come to […]

• New wine glasses aim to balance “water and fire”

New wine glasses aim to balance “water and fire”

Could a wine glass shaped roughly like a closed tulip blossom revolutionize the savoring of fine vintages by taming the alcohol in the wine? That’s the hope of French luxury crystal glassmaker Baccarat, which recently began sales of its new line of glasses in Hong Kong, where wine imports have remained strong on the back […]

• California Wine Bars Open in Hong Kong

California Wine Bars Open in Hong Kong

Susan Darwin, a former accountant to wine legend Robert Mondavi, pulled off an admirable feat during the recent economic slump. She sold 22 small California wineries on taking a financial stake in a venture she hopes will tempt Chinese wine palates. Known as California Vintage, the California-themed wine bar opened for business earlier this year […]

• Hong Kong Biggest Powerhouse Locale For Wine Auctions

Hong Kong Biggest Powerhouse Locale For Wine Auctions

Hundreds of bidders pack the ballroom of the posh Mandarin Oriental hotel here, armed with paddles, heaping plates of gourmet food and glasses of wine. Lot after lot of French Bordeaux and burgundy comes up for auction. Each time, a bidding war breaks out. A case of 1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild sells for more than $71,000 […]

• Hong Kong leading the way to be world's wine storage hub

Hong Kong leading the way to be world's wine storage hub

Thomas Chu’s nondescript factory looks like any other in the suburbs of Hong Kong, but it will be a key driver in the city’s bid to lead the world in an emerging industry — wine storage. “Hong Kong is definitely leading the way in the wine industry,” said Chu, president of the Supply Chain Solutions, […]

• Recent Sotheby's Lafite auction prices called "insane" by Hong Kong wine insiders

Recent Sotheby's Lafite auction prices called "insane" by Hong Kong wine insiders

Hong Kong and China wine market experts are calling the prices fetched at the recent Sotheby’s Chateau Lafite auction in Hong Kong crazy and not a bellwether of the market. Merchants, auctioneers and other insiders – many of them assembled for the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair – have responded to the record-breaking […]

• Northwest wineries take advantage of Hong Kong's open trade door

Northwest wineries take advantage of Hong Kong's open trade door

Photo: Torsten Kjellstrand, The OregonianWorkers box pinot noir wine at Willamette Valley Vineyards, Oregon’s third-largest winery, which is part of a big push by Northwest wineries to expand their exports to Hong Kong, an emerging wine market and gateway to an even larger market in mainland China. It’s impossible to spot from Interstate 5, but […]

• Northwest wineries seek growing Chinese market

Hong Kong and mainland China are developing a strong thirst for wine, and Washington and Oregon are hoping for a taste of those growing markets.