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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...

GLOBAL SNIPPETS

Friday, June 22, 2018

THAILAND:  Recently at the annual tasting of Rosé wine in Phuket, Thailand, a panel of judges (including renowned American wine writer James Suckling) selected the Thai ‘Monsoon Valley White Shiraz 2017’ (92 Points) as the Best Wine, beating just under 100 Rosé from around the world, including many French Rosé. I was pleased to see that my good friends at GranMonte scored 91 points with their ‘GranMonte Syrah Asoke Valley Sakuna Rosé 2017’ a very creditable effort by these two classy Thai wines. Read More...