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French Wine Paradox to handle Lanson Champagne in China

By Jim Boyce Importer and distributor French Wine Paradox reports that it has signed an agreement to be the exclusive distributor of Lanson Champagne in China. The origins of Lanson date to 1760, though in recent decades ownership has passed through a handful of large corporations, and the house is now headed by Champagne Boizel […]

Mouton Cadet wine bar to open in Guangzhou

By Jim Boyce Torres China has announced that Baron Philippe de Rothschild will launch the world’s first Mouton Cadet wine bar in restaurant No. 9 Garden in Guangzhou. Torres is the exclusive distributor of Baron Philippe de Rothschild in China and is partly owned by the company. According to Torres China,  the Mouton Cadet wine […]

Wine Australia Awards in China: James Halliday to present honors to St. Pierre, Sing, Ford, and Lin today

By Jim Boyce Writer James Halliday will announce the winners of the Wine Australia Awards today in Beijing. The winner in each of the four categories — retail; restaurants, bars, and hotels; writing and education; and overall contribution to “the growth of wine and of Australian wine in China” — will receive a ten-day wine […]

Hong Kong sales ahead: First Sotheby’s wine auction of 2010 raises RMB46.5 million

By Jim Boyce Last year’s slate of high-profile auctions did a great deal to solidify Hong Kong as a fine wine hub but little to empty the pockets of bidders, it seems. On January 23, auction house Sotheby’s held its first sale of the year in Hong Kong and raked in RMB46.5 million (HKD52.9 million […]

Jancis Robinson to visit Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing in February

By Jim Boyce ASC and wine writer Jancis Robinson will team up for a series of events in China next month, according to a press release from the wine importer and distributor. The ASC press release states (my highlights): For three nights only in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, the first lady of wine will […]

Torres now distributing Tyrrell’s, Francis Ford Coppola, Rubicon Estate wines in China

By Jim Boyce Torres China has announced that its portfolio now includes Tyrrell’s and Francis Ford Coppola Winery, including the later winery’s Rubicon Estate.  From the press release: Established in 1858, [Tyrrell's was]… awarded Australian Winery of Year 2009 and Australian Red Winemaker of Year 2009 by Campbell Mattinson, the accolade by Australia’s pre-eminent wine […]

ASC now distributing Peter Lehmann, Hess wines in China

ASC Fine Wines has added Peter Lehmann and Hess wines to its portfolio in the Chinese mainland as of January 1, according to the company. ASC also includes the wine its Hong Kong and Macau portfolios. According to the company: Through a loyal partnership with over 160 local grape growers, Peter Lehmann Wines has access […]

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