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Hong Kong abolishes wine taxes: let the savings begin!

By Jim Boyce  As mentioned yesterday, Hong Kong has abolished its wines taxes in an effort to make the place even more important as a wine trading hub. China Briefing blog reports that the savings will be substantial: As the duty on alcohol is paid on the wholesale cost of wine, Jeanette Paterson, general manager […]

More bottle for your buck: Value vino in Shanghai

- By Peter Wright As a big wine drinker, it is pleasing to see an increasing number of Shanghai bars, restaurants, retailers and wholesalers hold wine tastings and wine promos or offer value-for-money wines by the glass. Winopete’s Shanghai picks for value are: 1. Sasha’s (corner of Hengshan and Dongping Roads, in the French Concession […]

Hong Kong abolishes wine taxes: the impact on China?

By Jim Boyce Hong Kong has abolished its wine (and beer) taxes and this will likely impact distributors and consumers in the rest of China. An excerpt from a Bloomberg article: Hong Kong’s government abolished taxes on wine and beer after posting a record surplus, boosting efforts to turn the city into a wine-trading hub. […]

Selling wine in China: Interview – Ethan Perk of Jebsen Fine Wines

By Jim Boyce Ethan Perk, deputy general manager of Jebsen Fine Wines [Note: Perk is now GM for North China for ASC Fine Wines -- Ed, July, 2012], has been in China’s wine sector for six years. I asked him about the wine scene in different regions of China, reaching local consumers, trends in wine […]

The Shangri-la series: Yunnan Red Wine Company Wine Maker Zhang Ning

By Jim Boyce In December, I tagged along on a research trip by Ma Huiqin of China Agricultural University and visited Yunnan Red Wine Company This interview with wine maker Zhang Ning focuses on the hybrid grape French Wild and is the third in a series of posts about an area some call Shangri-La. Checking […]

Yet another 100 wines for 100 kuai event: Southern-hemisphere style

- By Jim Boyce Three men, one hundred wines (Photos: GELIPU) Beijing enjoyed yet another “100 wines for 100RMB” (USD14) event as GELIPU and Winelink teamed up to present Australian and South African wines last Saturday at Tim’s Texas Roadhouse. Save for occasional rinsing water shortages and a few shaky pours that ended up on […]

The Shangri-la series: Yunnan Red Wine Company GM Shan Shumin

By Jim Boyce In December, I tagged along on a research trip by Ma Huiqin, of China Agricultural University, and visited Yunnan Red Wine Company This interview with Shan Shumin, the company’s GM, is second in a series of posts about an area some call Shangri-La. The land of hybrid grapes. Boyce: What are the […]

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