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Japanese wine drinkers are becoming more adventurous: report

By Rachel Arthur

Wine drinkers in Japan are becoming more adventurous and showing an increased interested in wine, according to Wine Intelligence. And, in fact, the country is rated as one of the most attractive wine markets in the world. 

China and Co. driving New Zealand food and beverage exports

China and Co. driving New Zealand food and beverage exports

By Andrew Schreiber

Consumer demand from East and Southeast Asia for high value foods and beverages is driving export growth and diversification for New Zealand’s food and beverage industry, a new government report has revealed.

Australian brand Yellowtail is one of the strongest in Japan, with 29% awareness among the nation's regular wine drinkers (Xia Li/Flickr)

Who drinks more wine – the Chinese or the Japanese?

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Isn’t the answer obvious? The Chinese, with their thirst for fine French wines, New World reds and keenness to plant vineyards over the past five years, easily outstrip the economically stressed, beer-loving Japanese.

Australian wine exporters really need to up their game in Asia-Pacific

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Australian wine exporters really need to up their game in Asia-Pacific

By RJ Whitehead

The recent trade spat between Indonesia and Australia, which comes on the back of the southeast Asian nation’s objection towards its southern neighbour’s move to implement plain packaging of cigarettes, might have been blown out of all proportion, but...

China now the world’s biggest red wine consumer

China now the world’s biggest red wine consumer

By RJ Whitehead

With consumption almost tripling over the last six years, China has leapfrogged France and Italy to become the world’s biggest red wine market, with surging demand for the variety in stark contrast to that for its inauspicious white counterpart.

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