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CHINA BLUES

Friday, February 08, 2019

The Australian wine industry has always seemed to be mono-focused. When we first started to export seriously it was the UK, then the USA, and more recently/now, China. The question now is: Is it time to find another country to focus on? I think so! For the last five years I have been suggesting that we should be looking much more closely at the rest of Asia (other than India), so that we don’t have too many eggs in the one Asian basket, so to speak. Read More...

CHINA - FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Friday, July 06, 2018

Vinexpo Hong Kong (HKV) held in late May (where Australia was the “Country of the Year” in 2018) brought out some very interesting facts. Starting with the estimate that China will continue to drive the world’s wine sales growth as it increases its consumption to around USD23 billion by 2023. To put that into context, Australia (at No.2 imported wine country) sold them AUD2 billion worth of wine in 2017. It is estimated that China will become the second largest (by value) wine market in the world by then, second only to the USA. Read More...