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American Wine

Mainland logs into world wine web

Yihaodian, the mainland e-commerce service controlled by the American retail giant Wal-Mart, plans to uncork the growing domestic demand for imported wine by bringing brands from the world's top wine producers to its online shopping platform.

Wednesday, 30 May, 2012, 12:00am

Toast HK's wine industry

Wine is big business in the Asia-Pacific region as Hong Kong has become the principal trading centre for fine wines in the world.

The fourth Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair has grown this year to include more than 930 exhibitors from 37 countries and regions.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong takes to the bottle

Gordon Yuen Tien-yau sold top-notch cameras for years before discovering another high-end product could be even more profitable - wine.

The 52-year-old retired HSBC banker-turned-retailer is among a new breed of wine sellers in Hong Kong, capturing a business now worth over HK$5.5 billion a year in the city.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Man on a mission to share his passion for American wine

Increased competition and rising living costs are making it tougher to run a wine business, says Toby Marion, director and co-founder of distributer Golden Gate Wine.

But that has only made Marion - who started the company with his wife Eileen in 2004 - push harder to promote the quality and diversity of under-represented American wines to Hongkongers.

24 May 2011 - 12:00am

Eastern states aim to raise their profile

Although a wide range of wines from California has long been available in Hong Kong, those from the eastern United States have been less visible.

That is something the producers are aiming to change at this year's fair, according to Joel Stopha, international marketing specialist at the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

4 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Munitions depot tender process raises questions

A lawmaker has questioned the fairness of a re-tendering process for a munitions depot in Shouson Hill, which was leased to a wine storage company seven years ago without an open process.

7 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Vintage wine yes, vintage people no!

5 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

uncorked

In anticipation of the 80th Academy Awards, scheduled for tomorrow morning (Hong Kong time), why not host a 'wine at the Oscars' night?

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Uncorked

The wine industry will soon be caught up in WinPac, Hong Kong's premier wine show. WinPac, of course, should not be mistaken for the CIA's Centre for Winpac (Weapons Intelligence, Nonproliferation and Arms Control), although there are some striking similarities. During the course of

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

A ripening market

winekey players

SU HUA NEWTON holds a partially filled glass of red wine in her right hand, twirls it slightly, and with her left hand waves the fruity aromas under her nose before taking a sip and swallowing.

2 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

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