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Chinese buys first Bordeaux classed growth

Chinese buys first Bordeaux classed growth | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

The long march to acquire not only wine assets, but good ones, continues from China.

 

A 13-hectare St-Emilion grand cru estate in St Laurent-des-Combes is understood to have been bought by a Chinese industrialist

 

Although the details of the deal have not been disclosed, a classified estate in the St-Emilion appellation would expect to sell for between €1 million and €2m per hectare. That's a lot of cash for those vines!

 

Bellefont-Belcier is the first classed growth Bordeaux property to pass into Chinese hands and joins approximately 40 other Bordeaux estates with Chinese owners. Many of them seem to be improving with a bit of new investment.

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Chinese buying in Côtes du Rhône

Chinese buying in Côtes du Rhône | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Amid the unease that recently came with a Chinese purchase of Château de Gevrey-Chambertin in Burgundy, it appears that the Chinese are buying in the Côtes du Rhône too.

 

French-Chinese trader Champ Dong Créations Industries is reported to have purchased the Domaine Bouche estate for a rumoured €2m.


Located in the Vaucluse département, the estate has an annual output of up to 150,000 bottles of mid-range red and rosé wines. That's big, but not massive, but it's bound to raised a Gallic eyebrow or two.

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The biggest bottle of wine EVER

The biggest bottle of wine EVER | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

OK, who's got a corkscrew for this big boy?

 

A Chinese company have bottled the biggest bottle of wine ever. Weighing in at over 3 tons, this is truly massive.

 

What if it's corked??

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Tasting the World at ProWein

Tasting the World at ProWein | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Alder Yarrow shares his experiences of tasting wines from off the beaten track at ProWein.

 

Read how he tried wines from countries Georgia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, China and Luxembourg.

 

There's more to the world that what's on the shelves at your local bottle store.

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Decanter launches Asia Wine Awards

Decanter launches Asia Wine Awards | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Decanter just announced that it is launching the Decanter Asia Wine Awards competition in Asia.

 

Reflecting the fact that China has overtaken the UK as the 5th largest consumer of wine in the world, Decanter had decided to tap the market and uncork the potential of running an Asia based and Asia judged competition.

 

Read on to hear from Cho Lee MW on the format and location.

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Chinese industrialist to buy French wine estate Bellefont-Belcier

Chinese industrialist to buy French wine estate Bellefont-Belcier | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

A Chinese industrialist is to purchase the 13ha Chateau Bellefont-Belcier, a Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe.

 

It seems that the Chinese really do have a taste for Bordeaux, particularly the Right Bank's Merlot dominated blends. They are a bit easier drinking, after all.

 

How long before Chinese industrialists own as many of the estates as the French insurance industry does? Hopefully they'll continue to bring fresh investment and modernisation with them.


Via Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr
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Where is China’s fake lake?

Where is China’s fake lake? | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Debra Meiburg is looking in to whether China's wine faking industry is myth or reality?

 

Just how much fake wine is out there, particularly in China, is open to debate. Most peoples' thoughts are based on rumour and speculation, rather than first hand experience. A bit like the Coke & Lafite stories.

 

Can you help Debra find the fakes? Maybe not just in China, but globally?

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Gobi desert wines in China

Gobi desert wines in China | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Watch the BBC's short video on how Chinese growers are making wine in the Gobi Desert.

 

Despite the hot summers and freezing winters, Chinese vintners are striving to produce wine in the desert. It's all to feed their ever growing domestic market.

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Hong Kong wine tech - SMH

Hong Kong wine tech - SMH | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

It seems that Hong Kong is where the latest wine technology is taking root.

 

Many people joke about wine and the Chinese at their expense. How many times have I heard the Bordeaux & Coca Cola story. Well, it looks to me like there's a lot more going on in Hong Kong than bigotted fools think!

 

Read about the interactive tastng experiences at Amo Eno. I want to hop on a plane now and investigate. Anyone seen anything similar??

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