The CWSA (China Wine & Spirits Awards) is the biggest & most prestigious wine & spirits competition in China. ALL 100 the Judges are carefully selected for being the top BUYERS of wines and spirits for this market and are importers, distributors, retailers and sommeliers’. Wines and spirits enter from 35 countries and are ‘blind tasted’. Suitable for wines and spirits already selling in the market, and also those wanting to sell to China.
Orange River Cellars was awarded with the following medals at this year’s CWSA:
Shiraz 2012 – Bronze
Chardonnay 2013 – Bronze
Lyra 2011 – Silver
Colombard 2014 – Gold
Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – Double gold
Ruby Cabernet 2013 – Double gold
The Chinese Wine & Spirits Market
China is at the forefront of every smart winery and wine sellers minds. This is where the most exciting wine action is taking place and China is now officially experiencing the highest wine consumption growth rate in the world.
Ambitious players in the wine industry are already reaping the benefits of the booming Chinese economy which is proving to be the most exciting market for generations.
The facts truly speak for themselves:
*China is now the biggest market for Bordeaux
*Imports of Italian wine doubled in value in 2010 (Italian Central Statistics Institute)
*China imported 260 million liters of wine in 2010 with a year-to-year growth rate of 58% (China Custom data)
The Chinese Wine Market is open and enthusiastic in its buying of a broad range of wines from every price point and every country and region. China based wine buyers and consumers keen appetite to buy and enjoy a variety of labels have made China the essential and number one target for global wine sellers.
The Chinese demand for imported spirits is booming and the industry consensus is that China will be the largest spirits market in the world.