TWC Leaf
 
Search Categories


Wine Tour India - A unique Blend of Hospitality & Knowledge

Updates From Facebook

Wine News
winenews_previous winenews_next

California Vintage to Open Outlets in Asia


13 - dec - 10

Asians are soon going to have the taste of Californian wines in an exclusively Californian ambience without moving out of their respective cities. A chain of California-themed wine bars are scheduled to be launched across Asia with the first one opening its doors in Hong Kong in January.

 According to a decanter.com report California Vintage whose backers include 22 California ‘partner’ wineries and a Hong Kong-base importer will open in the Central neighbourhood of the city.

The debutant bar will sport a range of 80 wines which will be served in glass at a price range of HK$36-$348 (£3-27).  The partner wineries will supply the wines.

"None of our wines are the usual suspects," said Susan Darwin, chief branding officer, "Most are handcrafted by very small production, boutique wineries. Even the lower-priced wines deliver a very high quality-cost ratio."

California Vintage intends to open 20 outlets across Asia in the next five years, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan grabbing the special attention.

With $47m and $36m in sales, respectively, Hong Kong and China were California’s fourth and fifth largest export markets in 2009 – an increase of 84% and 64% respectively over 2008.

"Appreciation for California wine is seriously lagging behind its deserved status, given the quality of what is being produced in the state," said Darwin.

"We believe this is due to a lack of availability, exposure and knowledge about these wines, and our model is well-designed to address that problem," she added.




Share
Custom Cutting Board

AVAILABLE in Large & Small ~ CUTTING BOARD - WINE & CHEESE | Words with Boards http://t.co/4z2aDG7F8L http://t.co/E63oxafQwy

Mon Oct 20 19:40:00 2014
Jacob Whitesides

that took 2 hours to get right oh my gosh I'm gonna pass out hope you all liked it https://t.co/OGUk1p88pj thanks for staying up with me

Mon Oct 20 08:27:51 2014
Country Words

She'll take a beer over white wine, and a campfire over candlelight. -Brad Paisley

Tue Oct 21 00:30:31 2014
Terry McAuliffe

Gov McAuliffe & @FirstLadyVA celebrate Capitol Region USA office opening at the Tourism & VA wine reception in Japan. http://t.co/VrbfHGuT3c

Tue Oct 21 11:55:44 2014
WhaleCottagePortfoli

@Hpf1855 winemaker @BarthoEksteen leaves end of month, @ChefdeCaves new winemaker! http://t.co/69stQulmbb #WhaleTales

Tue Oct 21 11:55:29 2014
Food & Wine Bloggers

@Hpf1855 winemaker @BarthoEksteen leaves end of month, @ChefdeCaves new winemaker! http://t.co/Q06soyGDNM

Tue Oct 21 11:55:13 2014
ItsMeMel

RT @bullyscardiff: As a thank you 4 us becoming AA restaurant of the year we're offering a chance 2 win a 3 course meal for 2 with wine #R…

Tue Oct 21 11:54:54 2014
Mike Fifer

Great information for the wine enthusiast -- as always from Wine Folly http://t.co/HxO0pQzDNV

Tue Oct 21 11:54:03 2014
liv

*religiously listens to jacobs cherry wine cover*

Tue Oct 21 11:53:18 2014
Orgasmatron

RT @Country_Words: She's a bubble bath and candles, baby come and kiss me, she's a one glass of wine and she's feelin' kinda tipsy. -Brad P…

Tue Oct 21 11:53:10 2014

Live Updates from Twitter

Comments









User Comments
Shafali
Shafali
The Unofficial Cook Mita blogging from Colorado joins Lasang Pinoy for the first time with that faoublusly appealing mini morcon as she talks about how she grew up with the expert cooking influences of her female relatives. http://rwjjbi.com [url=http://xyhdosuo.com]xyhdosuo[/url] [link=http://icozqxvuhpk.com]icozqxvuhpk[/link]
Liivia
Liivia
inch thick. You can ask the butcher to do this for you; just tell him you want it praepred as for morcon. Take about two teaspoonfuls of (refined) salt or two tablespoonfuls of rock salt and spread on
Yee
Yee
Can see you have had a great time foodie shonpipg in the US.Went there for 10 days and had bags full can imagine how it must be with 2 months time to shop..looking forward to great foodie posts using all the goodies http://xgbfypfwbio.com [url=http://hqsbreyy.com]hqsbreyy[/url] [link=http://ghknmgrhd.com]ghknmgrhd[/link]
MeeyLiina
MeeyLiina
I loved getting a peek into your kicthen today! My kicthen is also a wonky rental kicthen with ugly wood paneled cabinets, but boy, am I ever envious of the massive amount of light you have to work with. You do such beautiful things with it!
zudhbxzwrsg
zudhbxzwrsg
LvOTM4 loohupbynpah, [url=http://lxsatlwhnosr.com/]lxsatlwhnosr[/url], [link=http://nixitfkaoyxv.com/]nixitfkaoyxv[/link], http://cyknxnoyheyk.com/
gunyzfzben
gunyzfzben
dWzoez lccztlfmaqtd, [url=http://iaecdnhvlerg.com/]iaecdnhvlerg[/url], [link=http://iqieqqzrvmvq.com/]iqieqqzrvmvq[/link], http://zstmpoelchdq.com/
Designed & Developed by  www.efrontier.in