May 29, 2018

Europe Continues to Dominate World Wine Production Despite Production Losses

The European Union is the world’s leading producer of wine. Between 2013 and 2017, the average annual production was 168 million hectolitres. In 2017, it accounted for 44.3% of wine-growing areas, 56% of production, 54% of global consumption and 74.7% of exports in global terms.…
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May 29, 2018

Port & Douro: A Fascinating Journey of Discovery and Appreciation

The Port and Douro Wines Institute (IVDP) is back at Vinexpo Hong Kong inviting visitors to its stand to feast their senses, meet the producers and attend the themed seminars to be held at the stand. A fascinating journey of discovery and appreciation of the…
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May 29, 2018

Taking French Wines to the World

ADVERTORIAL Exclusive Interview – Thierry Blandinières, CEO – Invivo Group Since Thierry Blandinières joined the leading French agricultural cooperative group, InVivo, as CEO in 2013, the group of almost 6 billion euros turnover has seen its profitability triple. This was thanks in part to the…
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May 29, 2018

Famille Fabre Unveils the Latest Vintage of the Confidential Cru Boutenac: Château Fabre Gasparets 2015

One of the tiniest appellations in the Corbières area is now making more noise: Boutenac Appellation, nestled in a paradise of garrigue. Chateau Fabre Gasparets was awarded by the Wine Advocate on April 27th, 2018 with 92 pts. The Famille Fabre has been working in…
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May 29, 2018

LGI Wines – The Southern French Connection

LGI Wines is at Vinexpo Hong Kong with a mission to offer a very broad range of wines from Languedoc and Gascony, with packaging adapted to each market. Contemporary yet classic, LGI sources wines that “stand up to the New World competition as an alternative…
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May 29, 2018

A Vegan Grand Cru Classé from Bordeaux

Château Dauzac CEO Laurent Fortin talks about “making a difference” Château Dauzac wines are represented on a number of distributors’ stands at this year’s Vinexpo Hong Kong. The Château has a key differentiation point of being the first 100% “vegan” Grand Cru Classé from Bordeaux.…
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May 29, 2018

Château Paul Mas “Clos de Savignac” 2016 – AOP Languedoc Grès de Montpellier

ADVERTORIAL The Clos de Savignac consists of 8 hectares of vines located on the hillside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea near Montagnac, in France’s Languedoc region. This vineyard is planted with low yielding, old vines of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. The vineyard lies at 80-110 meters…
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May 29, 2018

Spanish Wines: Aiming for Continued Growth in Asia

Exports of Spanish wine to the Asian continent broke records in 2017 with 206.6 million litres (+32.5%) and 325.8 million euros (+16.8%), 9% of the volume and 11.4% of the total value exported by Spain, the historical maximum. Hong Kong is one of the most…
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May 29, 2018

Araex Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

ARAEX has an even more celebratory sentiment than usual at Vinexpo this year, as they celebrate their 25th anniversary, along with some major awards. The IWSC has awarded Altos R Reserva 2012 with 93 points and an outstanding Gold Medal. This wine was also recognised…
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May 29, 2018

Capetta – The Making of a Main Protagonist in Piedmont Wines

ADVERTORIAL The Capetta Winery was born in 1953, when Francesco Capetta began selling bulk wine in a small winery in Santo Stefano Belbo, a small town in the Langhe – a unique region recognised as UNESCO heritage site, on the hills of which a local…
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