As a British who has travelled around the world for decades and stayed in China for more than 10 years, the author draws an interesting conclusion between Chinese and Italians.
Each year the leading UK importers and retailers of Burgundy show their wines to the press, the trade and – increasingly often these days – to private clients. This year there were nearly 20 tastings spread over two weeks in mid-January, sometimes with five tastings in a single day.
In the European and USA wine world, there is a lot of talk about Hong Kong and the Chinese wine market. Here is a view from London by an author who has worked for an American wine business and worked in Hong Kong.
Champagne is an effervescent pleasure, an invitation to celebrate. This sparkling wine enjoys an elevated status in the wine world every where it lands. We raise our glasses together with champagne toasts at weddings and other joyful events, creating connections between people, feelings of warmth and inclusion.
There has been a fundamental change in the market worldwide over the last ten years, with growing numbers of people beginning to take an interest in wine and continuing dynamic economies and new emerging markets in Brazil, Russia, India and China – the so-called BRIC nations.