Vinexpo Daily 2018 - Day 3 Edition

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DAY 3 EDITION

THURSDAY 31 ST MAY 2018

LEVEL 1

ENTRANCE D

DAILY

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Paulo Pong

Managing Director,

Altaya Group International Limited

We have changed some locations, but

overall, I feel like we are attracting different

customers, digitally and also through the

traditional shop format See page 9

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT

THE AMERICAS

WHEN VARIETY IS TRULY

THE SPICE OF LIFE

Go to page 14

SPECIAL FEATURE ROSÉ WINES

French Rosé wines from Provence are

experiencing a significant growth in popularity

throughout the world, but particularly in the

United States, which absorbed half of last

year’s exports. See page 12

TRADE TALK

Nikhil Agarwal

CEO, All Things Nice

I have been visiting Vinexpo in Bordeaux

and other parts of the world since I was 20

years old. See page 8


Practical Guide

LEVEL 1 LEVEL 3

LEVEL 3 / Stand V45 LEVEL 3 / Stand T45 LEVEL 3 / Stand TU 39


EDITORIAL

Richard Barnes

Editor-in-chief,

Vinexpo Daily

DO YOU HAVE

WHAT IT TAKES?

Blind tasting judges how well one is able to

assess a wine in all its complexity. Soaking up

the characteristics of a terroir, recognising a

grape variety, detecting a vintage. These and

other challenges will be part of the Vinexpo

Challenge, this morning here at Vinexpo Hong

Kong.

Herman Wan

Regional Director,

Hong Kong & Macau,

Air France KLM

An Exclusive Club – The Spirit of

French Culture and Lifestyle

For the average wine consumer, it can sometimes

be difficult to distinguish between ordinary and

pricey brands in a blind tasting. Of course,

experts and sommeliers often have extraordinary

or uncanny capabilities when it comes to

recognising varieties, terroirs and even vintages,

but just how can one truly learn to appreciate all

the finesse of great wines? That’s where Vinexpo

steps in.

Today, at 11am, in Room N101B – level 1,

under the guidance of Paolo Basso, 2013 Best

Sommelier in the World, and Guillaume Deglise,

CEO of Vinexpo, participants in a masterclass

will be guided in attempts to identify ten

exceptional wines from producers exhibiting at

Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018.

Attempting to recognise the different grape

varieties, the characteristics of the terroirs and

the impact of different vintages will put them

through their paces, test their knowledge and,

who knows, maybe even get them in training to

be the next World’s Best Sommelier. Are you up

to the challenge?

This is the second time Vinexpo Hong Kong has

had a full-service Air France Club, a lounge

with the privacy and exclusivity of an Air France

lounge, at the show. Situated on Level 3, it’s

a chic and elegant space, giving a feeling of

excellence – a little like a fine wine. The club

also has a service counter where professional

staff are able to help Air France customers who

want to change flights or need help with online

check in.

Air France KLM is the number one European

carrier into this region, linking with Chinese

carriers that are part of Skyteam on over a

hundred flights.

The global ambassador of the “French spirit”,

Air France is rightfully proud of its in-flight menus

and wine. “We invest a lot in our French wines

and French cuisine, especially for our highyield

customers,” says Herman Wan, Regional

Director, Hong Kong and Macau, Air France

KLM, adding, “We want to highlight the French

brand in connection with wine and food for our

first and business class customers. We have

many high-end customers from China and Hong

Kong choosing Air France to fly to France, and

the Bordeaux region, not only to buy wines, but

occasionally to buy a Château.”

A wine tasting for high yield corporate customers

was organised at the Club at the end of day

one of the show with Paolo Basso, the World’s

Best Sommelier 2013. “He is the Sommelier

who selects the wines for Air France first and

business class. This is the second time Paolo

has hosted a wine tasting with Air France after

the first in 2016,” adds Wan.

Air France runs a daily service from Hong Kong

to Paris, last year replacing the A380 with a

Boeing 777. “We believed that on this route,

we needed to have the best product, and there

is the new version of business and first class

on the 777-300, which has been running this

route daily since April 2017”

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BASSO SETS TONE AT AIR FRANCE SOIRÉE

The special evening hosted by Paolo

Basso at Vinexpo was not only a learning

experience but one of discovery at the

same time. He explained that while the

wines are for consumption in-flight, they

are selected on the ground, taking into

account elements of acidity and tannins,

the perceptions of which change at

altitude, adding, “It is my experience

that the most important element we

miss at altitude is the saliva. Due of the

dryness of the cabin, we have less saliva

in our palate and saliva is a natural

lubricant. This is why we perceive less

taste sensations, because we have a dry

palate”

© Phil Labeguerie - Vinexpo

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NEWS

ADVERTORIAL

A Taste of the Land D

Discover the Country of Honour: Aus

with a Plethora of Master

Each day of Vinexpo sees a plethora

of Australian wine master classes and

conferences. Following is a list of today’s

events:

ORANGE: COOL CLIMATE SHIRAZ

AT ELEVATION

Discover the unique terroir created by the

change in elevation on Cool Climate Shiraz from

Orange. Explore the unique character of this variety

as the elevation of the region moves from 600 to 1100

metres above sea level.

Yvonne Cheung, Director of Restaurants,

Swire Hotels, Hong Kong

10:00am to 10:40am

Australian Wine Master Class Area - Level 1, BC-70

SHIRAZ TERROIR RESEARCH PROJECT

The Shiraz Terroir Research Project is research

collaboration between Australia’s National Wine

and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC), Charles Sturt

University (CSU) and the Australian Wine Research

Institute (AWRI), funded by Wine Australia.

The project aims to define the sensory properties of Shiraz

/ Syrah wines from different regions across Australia.

Having already been held in Melbourne and New York,

this benchmarking blind tasting looks for correlations

between the sensory properties of a relatively large and

diverse set of Australian Shiraz wines, their chemical

profiles and the climatic regions from which the grapes

are sourced.

The tasting will enable sommeliers and other wine trade

to characterise a selection of Australian Shiraz using

a novel rapid comparative evaluation method called

Pivot©Profile.

Wes Pearson, Senior Scientist, AWRI

Corinne Mui, Senior Wine Educator, AWSEC

Fongyee Walker, MW,

Mark Davidson, Education Manager US, Wine

Australia

10.00am to 12.00pm

Academy Room - Level 1, N109-110

MCLAREN VALE’S MEDITERRANEAN

MASTER CLASS

McLaren Vale is fortunate to enjoy a mild, Mediterranean

climate – with the influence of the Southern Ocean on

our region’s vineyards, it’s the perfect combination of

sun, soil and passionate experimental winemakers

that produce wines from varieties that are synonymous with

our Mediterranean neighbours.

Jennifer Lynch, MVGWTA

11.30am to 12.10pm

Australian Wine Master Class Area - Level 1, BC-70

CABERNET SAUVIGNON FROM

MARGARET RIVER’S PERFECT ISLAND OF

ANCIENT SOILS

AND BIODIVERSITY

Having just celebrated 50 years, Margaret River is a

relatively young in terms of wine history but the region is

one of the oldest in the world with ancient soils and

unique biodiversity. The oceans to the north, west

and south and the Leeuwin-Naturaliste ridge to the east

provide a pristine environment and perfect winemaking

‘island’. This master class will provide a comprehensive

look at the region’s Cabernet Sauvignon story, from

the soils, maritime influence and unique Houghton clone,

all which contribute to the region producing world-class

Cabernet Sauvignon.

Discover the unique Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

identity of elegance, balance and graceful age-ability

that places Margaret River on the world stage of

exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. This unique identity

will be contrasted with the region’s site diversity through

the tasting and discussion of Cabernet Sauvignon from

Deep Woods, Vasse Felix, Evans & Tate, Voyager Estate

and Leeuwin Estate.

Tim Lovett, Winemaker, Leeuwin Estate

1.00pm to 1.40pm

Australian Wine Master Class Area - Level 1, BC-70

OLD VINES, YOUNG VINES, NEW WINES

Australia is home to the some of the oldest vines in

the world, which form the backbone of many iconic

wines. New varieties and clones are being planted in

many regions and are creating an exciting tapestry of

flavours, textures and styles.

This Old Vines, Young Vines, New Wines master class,

presented by winemaker’s Corinna Wright from Oliver’s

Taranga and Christie Schultz from Turkey Flat will compare

old and young vines. Both winemakers will share their

personal stories and experiences identifying climatic

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Classes and Conferences

and clonal selections, understanding vine age and the

impact this has on viticultural and winemaking. This

master class will be moderated by Corinne Mui, Senior

Wine Educator from AWSEC Hong Kong.

Corrina Wright, Winemaker, Oliver’s Taranga

Christie Schulz, Proprietor, Turkey Flat Vineyards

Corinne Mui, Senior Wine Educator, AWSEC

1.00pm to 2.30pm

Academy Room - Level 1, N109-110

COONAWARRA: SINGLE VINEYARD

ESTATES

While Australia has a long and illustrious history of

blending wines within and between regions, it’s not well

known that most high-end Australian wines come from

single vineyards. Coonawarra is no exception to this and

is home to a significant number of single estate wines.

Come and taste a range of special single vineyard

and sub-regional wines from the home of the definitive

Australian Cabernet.

Jeremy Oliver, Australian Wine Writer,

Presenter and Educator

2.30pm to 3.10pm

Australian Wine Master Class Area - Level 1, BC-70

WHY THE WORLD IS IN LOVE

WITH YARRA VALLEY PINOT NOIR

One could argue that the Yarra Valley is the epicentre

of Australian Pinot Noir and deservedly so. The Yarra

Valley is blessed with a cooler climate and differing

soil types that allow Pinot Noir to express itself in

many different ways. Winemakers have been on a quest

to allow individual expressions of Pinot Noir, which

lovers of this variety have been quick to embrace. An

excellent food wine, that matches so well with pork

and duck (including Asian inspired dishes like Peking

Duck), makes it a popular wine in restaurants too.

Don’t let the softer colour of Pinot Noir fool you; these

are serious wines of purity, detail and power with a

layered complexity that age so beautifully.

Meg Brodtmann, MW,

Franco D’Anna, Winemaker, Hoddles Creek Estate

Steve Flamsteed, Chief Winemaker, Giant Steps

Danny Kane, General Manager Sales Marketing &

Hospitality, Oakridge Wines

Matthew Bahen, General Manager Sales Greater

China, De Bortoli Wines

4.00pm to 4.40pm

Australian Wine Master Class Area - Level 1, BC-70

LIQUID GOLD: AUSTRALIA’S CLASSIC

FORTIFIED WINES

Australia has a rich and long legacy of fortified wine

production dating back to the establishment of the

original settlements. The unique fortified wine styles were

the backbone of the Australian wine sector, which are

still celebrated today. Australia produces the world’s finest

Muscat, Topaque, Vintage and Tawny fortified wines,

while some draw comparisons, Rutherglen Muscat and

Topaque are unique and have no equal.

Corinne Mui, Senior Wine Educator from AWSEC Hong

Kong, will lead an informative discussion on the history

and development of some of Australia’s most iconic and

historic wines. This tasting will feature fortified wines from

Australia’s traditional warmer climate areas, which are

more suited to the richness and ripeness required to make

classic Fortified wines and will explore some key points

to success, which have contributed to Australian fortified

wines winning international awards since 1870.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about

the Australian wineries and winemakers who have put

their stamp on Australian Classic fortified wines and to

understand why age is so important and maintaining

freshness and vitality in the wine is critical.

Corinne Mui, Senior Wine Educator, AWSEC

Eliza Brown, Winemaker, CEO, All Saints Estate

Wendy Killeen, Chief Executive, Stanton & Killeen

4.00pm to 5.30pm

Academy Room - Level 1, N109-110

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NEWS EDITOR PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 31 MAY 2018

10:00am - 10:40am

COOL CLIMATE SHIRAZ AT ELEVATION

Masterclass, Country of Honour

- Free admission

Wine Australia Masterclass Area,

Level 1 / Stand BC70

10:00am - 11:30am

SHIRAZ TERROIR RESEARCH PROJECT

Masterclass, Country of Honour - Free admission

Level 1 / N109-110

10:00am - 11:30am

THE FUTURE OF WINE HAS CHANGED

Masterclass - Free admission

Level 1 / N101A

10:00am - 11:30am

TRE BICCHIERI SPECIAL AWARDS MASTERCLASS

Masterclass - Free admission

Level 1 / N104-105

10:00am - 11:30am

CLOS APALTA MASTERCLASS, 2015

Masterclass - By invitation only

Level 1 / N111-112

10:00am - 11:30am

DISCOVER THE STORY OF CHEVAL DES ANDES

Masterclass - By invitation only

Level 1 / N106-107-108

11:00am - 12:30

VINEXPO CHALLENGE

Blind tasting, Vinexpo’s event - Free admission

Level 1 / N101B

11:00am - 4:00pm

TRE BICCHIERI “EN PRIMEUR”

– SPECIAL EDITION

Tasting - Free admission

Level 3 / Grand Foyer

11:30am - 12:10

MCLAREN VALE’S MEDITERRANEAN MASTERCLASS

Masterclass, Country of Honour - Free admission

Wine Australia Masterclass Area,

Level 1 / Stand BC70

12:30 - 3:10pm

COONAWARRA – SINGLE VINEYARD ESTATES

Masterclass, Country of Honour - Free admission

Wine Australia Masterclass Area,

Level 1 / Stand BC70

1:00pm - 1:40pm

CABERNET SAUVIGNON FROM MARGARET RIVER’S

PERFECT ISLAND OF ANCIENT SOILS

& BIODIVERSITY

Masterclass, Country of Honour - Free admission

Wine Australia Masterclass Area,

Level 1 / Stand BC70

1:00pm - 2:30pm

OLD VINES, YOUNG VINES,

NEW WINES MASTERCLASS

Masterclass, Country of Honour

- Free admission

Level 1 / N109-110

1:00pm - 2:30pm

MASTERCLASS HUBERT DE BOÜARD

CONSULTING

Masterclass - Free admission

Level 1 / N111-112

1:00pm - 2:30pm

BORDEAUX RIGHT BANK 2014 VINTAGE

FT. PU’ER TEA

Masterclass - Free admission

Level 1 / N106-107-108

1:00pm - 2:30pm

COOL CLIMATE WINES & DIM SUM

Masterclass - By invitation only

Level 3 / The Cellar

1:00pm - 2:30pm

EXPLORING PROSECCO DOC

& WHY IT’S A MUST ON EVERY WINE LIST

Masterclass - By invitation only

Level 1 / N104-105

4:00pm - 4:40pm

WHY THE WORLD IS IN LOVE

WITH YARRA VALLEY PINOT NOIR

Masterclass, Country of Honour

- Free admission

Wine Australia Masterclass Area,

Level 1 / Stand BC70

4:00pm - 5:30pm

LIQUID GOLD – AUSTRALIA’S CLASSIC

FORTIFIED WINES MASTERCLASS

Masterclass, Country of Honour

- Free admission

Level 1 / N109-110

4:00pm - 5:30pm

MASTERCLASS HUBERT DE BOÜARD

CONSULTING

Masterclass - Free admission

Level 1 / N111-112

4:00pm - 5:30pm

ON THE ROAD OF LEGENDARY

BURGUNDY CRUS BY AEGERTER

Masterclass - By invitation only

Level 1 / N104-105

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(ONVV) 实 施 的 一 系 列 的 结 构 改 革

将 摩 尔 多 瓦 的 葡 萄 酒 产 业 转 向 新 的 商

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飞 跃 。 自 2013 年 以 来 , 摩 尔 多 瓦 基 于

欧 盟 保 护 地 理 标 志 模 式 建 立 了 一 个 质

量 体 系 , 在 三 个 历 史 悠 久 的 葡 萄 种 植

区 中 实 施 推 广 。

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为 主 的 63 个 国 家 均 有 销 售 , 销 售 量 在

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端 市 场 的 这 种 出 口 增 长 是 在 由 ONVV

组 织 的 、 以 国 家 级 品 牌 “ 摩 尔 多 瓦 葡 萄

酒 ” 为 名 的 品 牌 联 合 及 协 同 营 销 下 取 得

的 。

1 层 / GH-37 号 展 位

Gérard Bertrand 宣 布 在 其 亚 太 地 区 取 得 成 功

Vinexpo Hong-Kong 是 一 个 探 索 和 品 尝 Gérard

Bertrand 家 族 庄 园 标 志 性 葡 萄 酒 的 独 特 场 合 。 展

会 的 高 出 席 率 也 在 一 定 程 度 上 提 高 了 这 个 法 国 南

部 朗 格 多 克 鲁 西 荣 地 区 最 知 名 的 酿 酒 商 的 影 响

力 。

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2018 年 全 球 桃 红 葡 萄 酒 大 师 赛 上 获 得 的 双 重 荣

誉 。 大 赛 中 的 评 委 组 均 由 各 葡 萄 酒 大 师 和 饮 料 业

大 师 组 成 , 阵 容 强 大 。

其 L’Aigle Royal 2016 在 2018 年 的 全 球 黑 皮 诺 葡 萄

酒 大 师 赛 中 获 奖 并 得 分 97/100; 其 Chateau La

Sauvageonne La Villa 2017 在 2018 年 全 球 桃 红 葡 萄

酒 大 师 赛 的 评 分 也 高 达 97/100, 两 年 间 蝉 联 了 全

球 最 佳 桃 红 葡 萄 酒 冠 军 的 称 号 。

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自 生 物 动 力 庄 园 的 包 括 了 标 志 性 的 密 卢 瓦 - 拉 里

维 尼 产 区 (AOP Minervois La Liviniere) 的 Clos

d’Ora、IGP Aude Hauterive 产 区 的 Domaine de

Cigalus, 以 及 克 拉 普 产 区 (AOP La Clape) 著 名

的 Châteaul’Hospitalet 葡 萄 园 的 顶 级 酒 , 它 们 的

整 个 制 作 和 陈 香 过 程 都 是 在 Gerard Bertrand 集 团

的 旗 舰 庄 园 中 进 行 。

在 亚 洲 独 家 预 展 中 展 示 的 是 一 款 名 叫 «Diving

into Hampton Water»( 潜 入 汉 普 顿 水 域 ) 的 酒 。 它

是 由 Gerard Bertrand 与 美 国 摇 滚 界 巨 星 Jon Bon

Jovi 和 他 的 儿 子 Jesse 合 作 设 计 的 顶 级 桃 红 葡 萄

酒 。

3 层 / RS-20 号 展 位

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TRADE TALK

All Things Nice

@ Vinexpo Hong Kong

Top Indian marketing and consulting agency

leverages Vinexpo Hong Kong for ideas and

networking

PRESS CORNER

OUR SWEET SPOTS

ARE BORDEAUX, TUSCANY,

CHAMPAGNE AND THE NAPA

VALLEY

Nikhil Agarwal

Sommelier & CEO, All Things Nice

Nicholas Siu

Publisher, Cru Magazine and Whisky Magazine

WINES, WHISKIES AND

TECHNOLOGIES ATTRACT

LOCAL PUBLISHER

All Things Nice is India’s leading wine, spirits and luxury

marketing and consulting agency with fine wine, luxury real

estate and equity portfolio management verticals. We asked

Nikhil Agarwal, the company’s Sommelier & CEO, how sales

are progressing, and what regions are his “sweet spots” at the

moment.

Sales are on track, our sweet

spots are Bordeaux, Tuscany,

Champagne and the Napa Valley.

Australia is this year’s country of

honour. How do you work with

Australian wines?

I won a scholarship to Australia

to study wine and then Wine

Australia made me their A+

Wine Educator. I love Australian

wine and the culture of wine in

Australia. We do a lot of work

promoting their brands and even

do top end culinary events with

their best Chefs and Wine Makers

from Australia, who we bring to

India for unique luxury driven wine

and food events and activities.

What are your key reasons for

coming to Vinexpo Hong Kong?

To meet people and seek new

brands and companies to work

with. To generate business and

catch up with colleagues from

around the world. Vinexpo always

puts together a well-run exhibition,

where global producers, buyers

and other members of the trade

have an opportunity to meet and

discuss synergies. I have been

visiting Vinexpo in Bordeaux and

other parts of the world since I

was 20 years old. Last year, I

visited Vienna as part of their new

endeavour, Vinexpo Explorer, and

was happy to be introduced to

such a varied list of producers in a

short period of time. I look forward

to visiting Sonoma as part of this

year’s agenda too. Overall, I

have interacted with the team and

have experienced their product

and I have always walked away

impressed. Hong Kong is a great

business city and the show here

attracts people from Asia that are

important to our business as well

Nicholas Siu is the publisher of Cru Magazine (for

wine, sake, champagne) and Whisky Magazine HK

and Macau (for all other spirits). We asked Nicholas

what brings him to Vinexpo Hong Kong this year.

We are keen to look for some new emerging technologies

and also new inspiration in general in the 20 th edition of

Vinexpo. For example, we saw a teaser of a Wine Robot

from China. We hope to see more new ideas, and to be

able to follow the market evolution in the world.

For Australia wine, in particular, we would like to try more

undiscovered wines, which more and more boutique

wineries and brewery are now exporting.

The 20 th edition of Vinexpo certainly is a new milestone

for the wine industry and I met winemakers from around

the world. We had a very full schedule for the whole

week. It proves the success for the fair around the globe.

The official show daily (Vinexpo Daily) is a great vehicle

to quickly spread the news within the trade circle and we

wish you success

By the way… If you missed yesterday’s interview with

Shuyao Qin, Secretary General, China Alcoholic Drinks

Distribution Association & Founder of Yunjiu Headline, it can still

be found on vinexpodaily.com

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

VINEXPO IS EXTREMELY

IMPORTANT FOR US TO

MEET OUR CUSTOMERS,

TO MEET OUR SUPPLIERS,

AND IT’S A GOOD WAY TO

NETWORK

Paulo Pong

Managing Director,

Altaya Group International Limited

Towards the B2C

Exclusive Interview – Paulo Pong – Managing Director – Altaya

Group International Limited

Considered a key player not only in its home market of Hong Kong but

across Asia Pacific, Altaya Wines was recognised as the “Best Wine

Merchant of the Year Asia Pacific 2011” by the Wandering Palate.

Group Managing Director Paulo Pong is renowned globally as an

expert in wine trends and marketing. He is back this year at Vinexpo

Hong Kong where we caught up with him and asked him “What’s

new?”

We have put a bit more focus on the

B2C side. We have always been

doing a lot of B2C, but these past two

years, we worked on our website, we

worked on our digital strategy. This

is quite successful and we are doing

more things online these days. Also,

the more traditional B2C, which is our

retail side, has also developed quite

well. We are still with seven shops.

We have changed some locations,

but overall, I feel like we are attracting

different customers, digitally and also

through the traditional shop format. For

the online business, we feel like we are

attracting a lot of online experienced

and knowledgeable customers who

don’t really need to come and talk to

people as they generally know exactly

what they want. They trust us, they are

referred by other fellow drinkers and

they come to us and buy with a great

deal of confidence.

The shops tend to attract some new

clients, who may or may not be new to

wine. But they feel more secure to see

and visit the shop, see the bottles and

talk to the shop manager. So, we are

doing a lot of this online / offline thing

that a lot of people are talking about.

It’s quite rewarding, having both ends

of the strategy helps grow the business.

As Australia is country of honour this

year, with a lot of lesser known regions

and suppliers making themselves

known, is this affecting your purchasing

decisions in any way?

I’ll put it in another context. I think

what we have been focussing on all

along are boutique wineries, and we

have always promoted family estates

and boutique wineries from around the

world. That also applies to Australia.

We work with a few estates in Barossa

and Yarra, not forgetting Clare Valley.

They all produce very high-quality

wines, we have been promoting them

for the past ten or twelve years and I

believe they are gaining traction and

gaining recognition, especially with

the style of wine they make, because

nowadays people are going away from

the very rich and robust and muscular

wines. What these guys are trying to

do are the more elegant wines, and

more refined wines with finesse. So,

with Australia we have been promoting

their wines for a very long time and we

are seeing some results now.

What is your impression of Vinexpo

this year?

The atmosphere is great. People have

high expectations. We are in the

middle of the Bordeaux en Primeur

campaign, and I like the 2017 vintage

a lot, which is still waiting for some of

the Châteaux to come up with prices –

sensible prices hopefully. But overall, I

believe Vinexpo is extremely important

for us to meet our customers, to meet

our suppliers, and it’s a good way to

network, because you really have a lot

of people coming into Hong Kong this

week. And Hong Kong being the wine

hub of Asia, this event is extremely

important to us.

How are tastes changing at the moment?

Is there an evolution in demand

in that respect?

Absolutely. I think people are moving

towards the more elegant style of wine,

with greater finesse. It may have to do

with the experience, it may have to do

with the weather. For example, this is

the 12th day of record heat in Hong

Kong. People are not chasing the

blockbuster big wines, they are now

drinking a lot of Champagne, more

white wine, more rosé, and in terms of

red varietals we see more Pinot Noir

from all around the world

Altaya Wines has one of the

most extensive rare and fine wine

selections in the region, with over

6,000 references from the best

vineyards across the globe. As

an exclusive agent to over 90

internationally-acclaimed brands

from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Alsace,

Rhone Valley, Italy, Spain, Portugal,

Scotland, New Zealand, Australia,

South Africa, Austria, Argentina,

and the United States. In addition

to the exclusive agency offerings,

it also offers favourable pricing for

En-Primeur.

Considered a key player not only

in its home market of Hong Kong

but also across Asia Pacific, Altaya

Wines was recognized as the ‘Best

Wine Merchant of the Year Asia

Pacific 2011’ by the Wandering

Palate.

Paulo Pong was nominated in Wine

Intelligence’s 10 for 10 Business

Awards in 2012 and has been

selected as one of the world’s top

50 people on Decanter Power List

in 2013

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

THIS IS A TRUE

GLOBAL WINE EVENT

WERE BUYERS AND

PRODUCERS FROM ALL

OVER THE WORLD MEET

FOR BUSINESS

Mike Hu

President,

FMCG BU, Tmall,

Alibaba group

Wine – an Essential Sector for Tmall

The Chinese retail giant develops countless new ways to market wine

from around the world

Since 2012 the consumption of wine in this region has shifted

from business to personal. We asked Mike Hu, President of

the FMCG BU, Tmall - Alibaba group, to tell us more about

this trend.

This is the period of time where

many of the key importers in the

China market established their

E-Commerce team to better serve

their EC key accounts such as

Tmall. We also witnessed the

rapid growth of wines through

the E-Commerce Channel. From

2013-2015, a great number of

importers that were only focusing

on Personal Client channel went

out of business. In recent years,

retail prices of some of the most

popular wines have continued to

drop due to price transparency

online and improvement of supply

chain.

How are wine sales going for

Alibaba?

Wine always been a category on

which Alibaba Group has placed

great importance. Our 99 Tmall

Wine & Spirits Festival was the

single most important wine event

in China. In 2015, for our New

Retail Concept, we launched the

HEMA supermarket, which is the

first cashless supermarket in China

to focus on fresh seafood and in

store restaurant in which customers

cook seafood purchased from

the supermarket. Wine will also

be a hot category for customers

to purchase to pair with the

food. The HEMA APP also offer

30 minutes delivery within 3 km

radius, 24 hours a day.

We expect us to continue to be the

leading E-Commerce platform for

many years to come.

What are the trends in terms

of demand when it comes to

production regions and types of

wine?

#1 is France, the fastest growing

is Australia and the hottest type of

wine is sweet. French still wines

have a predominate position

by far at Alibaba, but we are

seeing rapid growth in wines from

Australia, Chile and Italy. Italy’s

sweet whites are absolutely loved

by many young wine drinkers

as they are still developing their

palate for wines.

Why do you feel Australian wines

are selling so well in China?

There are many reasons why

Australian producers have been

performing well in the China

market. Customers are able to find

wines that have better value for

money due to the lower Import Tax.

Australian Wine producers and

their trade organisation, Wine

Australia, have been very active

in the China Market. Winemakers

and owners are always present

in the market, meeting potential

buyers with their importers.

Under the leadership of the Wine

Australia Management team,

they have organised some of the

most popular tasting events across

China, and their annual roadshow

is always highly anticipated by the

trade.

How important is Vinexpo Hong

Kong for you… and why?

Vinexpo Hong Kong is the most

important trade event in China,

but also across the continent. This

is a true global wine event were

buyers and producers from all

over the world meet for business.

For Alibaba, this is an excellent

occasion to introduce our Alibaba

Ecosystem to potential partners

from Asia, Europe, the Americas

and other places around the world,

because we truly believe there are

opportunities for everyone, for

producers of all sizes

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TMALL’S “FUTURE BAR”

REVEALED AT VINEXPO

HONG KONG 2018

Tmall launched their “Future Bar” concept at

Vinexpo Hong Kong.

Alibaba invited Vinexpo Hong Kong’s attendees

to experience the future of wine with Tmall robot

waiters, face scanning technology, a new smart

wine cooler and much more to discover on their

stand.

Redefining commerce by enabling seamless

engagement between the online and offline

world, building a retail ecosystem that combines

both channels, making the shopping experience

more personal, engaging and convenient: all

these new technologies are part of Alibaba’s

“New Retail” strategy that was disclosed at

Vinexpo Hong Kong on their stand and in a

press conference on Wednesday 30 May

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SPECIAL FEATURE: ROSÉ WINES

Rosé Wine Booming

French Rosé wines from Provence are experiencing a significant growth in popularity throughout

the world, but particularly in the United States, which absorbed half of last year’s exports.

The internationalisation of rosé wines from Provence

is “accelerating”, said Brice Eymard, director-general

of the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence

(CIVP), when meeting the press in Paris in March.

“Until 2010-11, we exported relatively little

production, with France being the main producer

and consumer, but now we see the share of exports

accelerating sharply,” he said.

EXPORT

In terms of volume, exports of rosé wines, which had

already increased by 34% between 2014 and 2015

and by 31% between 2015 and 2016, jumped

another 36% between 2016 and 2017.

In money terms, after an initial jump of 48% in export

sales between 2014 and 2015, the increase was

35% between 2015 and 2016, plus another 38%

between 2016 and 2017, according to CIVP figures,

based on customs statistics.

The US has become the leading importer, with 22

million bottles purchased last year, accounting for

43% of Provence rosé exports by volume and half

by value. Sales to the US, which were barely e3m in

2008, reached e114.3m last year.

Today, 19% of Rosé de Provence is grown organically

(versus 9% in French vineyards in general) and

vineyards cover 27,000 hectares, for 486 private

cellars, 61 cooperative cellars and around 100

trading companies, with an annual turnover of EUR

1.5 billion in 2017.

ROSÉ IN ASIA

Rosé remains very much a niche market in Asia, but

there are signs of future growth. No Asian country

features in the Top 10 selling rosé countries in the

world. In China, rosé wine sales currently barely

register, but they are nevertheless increasing rapidly.

At last count, Rosé had less than 3% share of the wine

market in Hong Kong. In Japan, rosé consumption has

increased significantly in recent years, but last year

still only accounted for less than 4% of total still wine

sales

The Promise of

a Rose Garden…

Paul Mas has launched a new collectors’ rosé

wine: the Jardin de Roses, or Rose Garden.

The wine is made from 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache

grapes. The harvest, coming from strictly selected plots,

is destemmed on arrival at the cellar and pressed in a

pneumatic press under a controlled atmosphere. The

selection of juices is done during tasting. Fermentation

takes place under constant temperature control. This

beautiful rosé has a pale pink colour. It has a fine

and subtle nose of berry aromas with red fruits

notes, hints of blackberry and cherries. The palate

is lively and greedy with notes of red fruits.

4 different labels, each with its own beautiful

rose: Centifolia, Traviata, Red Eden and

Damas, each evoking the beautiful scents of

the Queen of Flowers. The offer is inspired

by the 4 daughters of Jean-Claude Mas and

is contained in a unique glass bottle, designed

by Jean-Claude himself. Ideal for aperitif,

with grilled meats or white meat. Can also be

served with tapas!

OTT: WHEN PROVENCE

RHYMES WITH CHAMPAGNE

One of the best-known houses

of Provence, Domaines Ott, was

founded in 1912 by Marcel Ott,

an agricultural engineer from Alsace

who dreamed of establishing a great

wine estate near the Mediterranean.

Today, the wineries are owned and

managed by Champagne Louis

Roederer and produce some of the

world’s most prestigious wines – and

in particular are known for their light,

crisp rosés. These wines are made at

three distinctively different estates in

the Bandol and Côtes de Provence

appellations: Château Romassan,

Clos Mireille and Château de Selle.

Designed in the shape of an ancient

amphora, the emblematic Domaines

Ott bottle gives an indication of the

quality of their wines. The three estates

extend over two different appellations,

but they share the same wine-growing

culture – and a unique bottle too.

This distinctive bottle was created in

the 1930s but has lost none of its

modernity. Today, it gives Domaines

Ott its own unique signature. The

new Domaines Ott brand signature,

updated in 2014, brings all the

products in the range together in a

single personality

Level 3 / Stand PQ-65

Level 3 / Stand R-26

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SPECIAL FEATURE: COCKTAILS

Cocktails -

Spanish Style

Historic Spanish Sherry house González

Byass is cheering growing appreciation

for the famous fortified wine of Jerez in

Andalusia with a showcase of its latest

premium aperitifs at Vinexpo Hong Kong

2018.

As popularity soars worldwide for Spain’s

“wine treasure” with mixology cocktails

fueling a sherry boom, the iconic bodega

is headlining the latest release for the

2018 “Tio Pepe En Rama” fino, the

unfiltered and unadulterated cousin of

world-leading Tio Pepe sherry brand – and

launching a new Vermouth “La Copa”,

based on original recipes from the 19 th

century

Level 1 / Stand D-26

Level 3 / Stand M-63

ABM Continues to Innovate with

Packaging and Blends

American Beverage Marketers are back at

Vinexpo Hong Kong with products including

Mixology Pro, the Gourmet Bloody Mary Mixer,

Finest Call, Reàl and Big Bucket, just to name

a few. The company is committed to long-term

worldwide leadership in the development,

marketing and sale of premium liquid cocktail

mixes, with a philosophy of narrow focus

and extreme specialisation, concentrating

solely on the cocktail mix category.

Innovative packaging is a key: American

Beverage Marketers is known throughout the

industry for developing innovative packaging

that sets its brands apart from the competition

and clearly enhances the user experience. In

an era of increasing corporate diversification,

American Beverage Marketers focuses

exclusively on liquid cocktail mixes, from the

beginning of the distribution chain to the end

Level 1 / Stand J-74

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REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: AMERICAS

Wine Production in the Americas

US exports down globally, but China is a bright spot

US wine exports, 97% from California, reached $1.53 billion in winery revenues and

380 million litres (42.2 million cases) in 2017, according to the Wine Institute. Golden

State exports were down 5.5% in value and 7.9% in volume due in part to the strong

dollar, heavily-subsidised foreign wine producers and competitors forging free trade

agreements in key markets.

“Global premiumisation continues and California wines are well-positioned with our

range of offerings, aspirational lifestyle, well-earned reputation for high quality and

leadership in sustainable winegrowing,” said Wine Institute CEO and President, Robert

P. (Bobby) Koch.

“California wine exports have grown nearly 70% by value in the past decade. Our

global marketing efforts focusing on the quality and diversity of California wine continue

to gain traction with our trading partners throughout the world,” said Wine Institute Vice

President of International Marketing Linsey Gallagher. Gallagher oversees Wine Institute’s

California Wine Export Program, involving more than 175 wineries that export to 138

countries, and 15 representative offices conducting programs in 25 countries across the

globe.

“U.S. wine exports to Greater China (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) were

strong with 10% growth to over $210 million in 2017. Also experiencing growth were

South Korea, Singapore and the Philippines with value increasing more than volume,

signalling the premiumisation trend,” said Christopher Beros, Wine Institute Trade Director

for China and Pacific Rim

CHILE: CONTINUED GROWTH

IN WINE EXPORTS

Chile continues to export more wine that its northern neighbour, the USA, totalling

around US$2bn in exports in 2017. In terms of export value, according to WTEx

(World’s Top Exports) statistics. Since last year, China became Chile’s number one

wine export market in 2016, ahead of the USA and the UK. In 2017, the trend was

consolidated, thanks in part to a major information campaign by Wines of Chile.

The digital marketing campaign in China had 325-million impressions with 8% of

engagement. This campaign aimed to make known the diversity of the country and

its wines

Level 1 / Stands FG-12, GH-15, HJ17, HJ-26, J-18, J-19

ARGENTINA: MALBEC

CONSTITUTES 62% OF STATE

PRODUCTION

Argentina’s Ministry of Agribusiness has indicated that the production of Malbec in

Argentina now reaches 40,401 hectares, and its production in 2017 was 300

million litres. Last month, in a statement, the president of the National Institute of

Viticulture (INV) Carlos Tizio stressed the “need to protect and maintain the diversity

of genetics” of the Malbec grape, a strain that was introduced to Argentina in 1853

and revolutionized the wine industry in the country. According to WTEx, Argentina’s

wine exports amounted to US$806.9m in 2017

Level 1 / Stands CD-2 & CD-12

SONOMA COUNTY TO HOST

2018 VINEXPO EXPLORER

PROGRAMME

Vinexpo will be bringing an elite group of

buyers and media to Sonoma County for

its second Vinexpo Explorer gathering,

from September 23 to 25. The programme

showcases some of the world’s most intriguing

emerging wine regions with immersive

tastings, tours and panels. The two-day

experience will provide in-depth education

on the unique qualities of Sonoma County,

from the key varietals, terroirs, wine styles

and commitment to sustainable practices.

Winemakers, growers and trade from the

region will share ideas, best practices and

personal experiences with international

attendees, while connecting directly in the

vineyards of this dynamic area

Sonoma County

VINEXPO NEW YORK – THE MUST

ATTEND ANNUAL U.S. EVENT

On March 4 & 5, 2019, Vinexpo New York will be the place to be for wine and

spirits professionals. Wine and spirits producers from all over the world will present

their products to the top buyers in North America. Two days of tastings, education,

networking and business will take place at the Javits Center in New York. To be a part

of the industry’s newest and most dynamic event, join the key international decision

makers at Vinexpo New York

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REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: AMERICAS

ADVERTORIAL

Concha y Toro

– Over 40 Years in Asia

Viña Concha y Toro attends Vinexpo Hong Kong

having recently celebrated the 40th anniversary

of its arrival in Asia.

The company has announced it will be

reinforcing its commitment to all local markets:

“Viña Concha y Toro has a strong relationship

with its strategic partners and we will continue

working to grow even more in the Asian market,

as well as continuing the penetration and

positioning of our brands such as Don Melchor,

Casillero del Diablo, Marques de Casa Concha,

Frontera, Sunrise, among others”, emphasised

Corporate Export Manager Asia, Cristian

López.

Viña Concha y Toro thus becomes the only

wine company in the world listed in Top

#10 of “Beverage’ category of the Dow

Jones Sustainability Index, and also measures its

carbon footprint for more than a decade, having

achieved reductions of around 30% throughout

the life cycle of their products

Level 1 / Stand FG-14

WASHINGTON

STATE WINES GAIN

ATTENTION @

VINEXPO 2018

Washington State in the USA distinguishes itself

from the rest of the pack with several key selling

points for its wines.

A legion of small family producers: A vast majority of

wineries in Washington are small family producers making

less than 5,000 cases annually. In fact, of the state’s 900+

wineries, only about 20 make more than 40,000 cases

annually. The small, artisan nature of the industry contributes

to producing wines of exceptional quality.

Vines are own-rooted: Phylloxera has caused devastating

problems in numerous wine growing regions of the world.

This has led many growers to plant their vinifera grapes

on phylloxera resistant, hybrid rootstock. Washington’s

combination of bitterly cold winters and well-drained soils

has prevented phylloxera from causing any significant

problems to date. As a result, unlike many other winegrowing

regions of the world, most of Washington’s

vineyards are “own rooted,” meaning that the grape vines

are grown on their own rootstock.

A number of other factors, such as separation of production

facilities from growing areas, and high natural acidity in

soils, makes this state’s wines quite unique.

To learn the full story about what else makes this booming

wine region full of family wineries unique, be sure to visit

their stand and attend a seminar

Level 1 / Stand HJ 68

CONCHA Y TORO COMMITS TO

REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GASES

In line with the Sustainable Development

Goals of the United Nations (SDG13), Viña

Concha y Toro has announced goals to

reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

On Earth Day last month, Viña Concha y Toro

sealed a new commitment with the “Science

Based Targets” initiative, which made it the

first Chilean company to take this step forward

in terms of sustainability.

Bodega Norton Introduces

Signature Winemaking

The Argentinian winery Bodega

Norton is present at Vinexpo,

introducing for the first time on the

global stage its new “Signature

Winemaking” identity for premium

wines.

Among the new releases, the winery

is showcasing, for the first time, the

Luxury Edition of its Icon Wine –

Gernot Langes – in collaboration

with Swarovski. Named after its

owner, Gernot Langes-Swarovski,

the icon wine is crafted from a

careful selection of the finest Malbec,

Cabernet Franc and Cabernet

Sauvignon grapes, which come from

the oldest vineyards.

The winery is also presenting other

innovations, including: 101 Bubbles,

Norton Barrel Select Art Series by

Romero Britto, Norton Rosado de

Malbec, Libre and King Malbec

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WHERE

TO GO

IN

Hong Kong

Restaurants

GOUGH’S ON GOUGH

Gough Street is a storied locale that has borne witness

to much of the modern history of Hong Kong, and has

long been a unique point of confluence for an exotic

blend of eastern and western culture. Designer Timothy

Oulton has been present on Gough Street in Hong

Kong since its inception, setting out to create inspiring

interior experiences anchored in the values of authentic

handcraftsmanship and materials, daring creativity and

an ethos of hosting. The overall designs of Gough’s

on Gough, as well as all fixtures and furnishings,

have been fabricated in the same workshops that

Timothy Oulton uses in the creation of its distinctive

furniture collections, all with the intention of providing

an inspiring backdrop for the guests’ experiences.

The dining room and Moonstone bar are generously

appointed, using authentic handcrafted materials

and finishes that convey a heady ambience. And the

menu, conceived by chef Arron Rhodes, is anchored

in a strong modern British cooking philosophy, while

exploring an elemental Asian purism as well as other

international influences.

Gough’s on Gough

15 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2473 9066

Gough’s on Gough

Hong Kong Space Museum

Bars

MURRAY LANE

The new 5-star Murray Hotel’s ground floor bar, the

Murray Lane, is an intimate and friendly respite from

the hustle bustle of the city. A choice addition to Hong

Kong’s bar scene in the heart of Central’s financial

neighbourhood, Murray Lane offers a trend-setting and

sophisticated environment to enjoy the best selection of

premium artisanal spirits, wines and craft beers along

with refined small plates of bar favourites.

The Murray, Hong Kong

22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong

Phone: +852 3141 8888

Museums

HONG KONG SPACE MUSEUM

The Hong Kong Space Museum reopened to the

public on April 25 after over two years of major

renovations costing around US$4m. The exterior,

notably the distinctive dome that makes it a Tsim

Sha Tsui landmark, is still the same. However,

the interior has been extensively refurbished, and

the displays have been enhanced, with a large

number of interactive displays and a number

of brand new exhibits. The unique egg-shaped

dome makes the 8,000-square-metre museum

one of the most famous landmarks in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Space Museum

10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Space/

en_US/web/spm/whatsnew.html

Shopping

1881 HERITAGE

Located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, the Former Marine

Police Headquarters have been rejuvenated and reintegrated

into the urban fabric of the surrounding

area. The 120 year-old historical development has

been revitalised and transformed into a cultural and

shopping landmark in Hong Kong – “1881 Heritage”.

Following extensive renovation and conservation works,

“1881 Heritage” now features luxury shops, fine dining

establishments and hip bars, a heritage hotel, and

a Heritage Hall which allows visitors to discover the

history of the site.

1881 Heritage

2A Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

www.1881heritage.com

Murray Lane

1881 Heritage

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