Matteo è cresciuto in un piccolo ma grazioso paese , nel nord Italia , in Veneto, per la precisione Valdobbiadene , famosa per il vino spumante prosecco di Valdobbiadene . E' assorbito dal mondo del vino da quando è nato , 31 anni fa. Ha lavorato in tutta la catena del wine business : Cantina , fornitore \ importatore , hotellerie business . Ha studiato come tecnico turistico e poi come sommelier professionista . Ora di base negli UAE , prima alle Maldive , passando per la Russia , sta continuando a diffondere la filosofia del " bere bene ".
When talking about new world we are all fascinated by Australia, New Zeland, South Africa etc. but we forget that wine is also spreaded in countries where we would never expect wine production at all , and one of them, is Bali, the New New World of Wine.
So, another excuse to get a ticekt and book a nice vacation :)
Bali is the smallest province in indonesia with much smaller neighbouring islands called Nusa Penida.With a population of 3,890,757 in the 2010 census, and currently 4.22 million, Bali is the home to most of Indonesia’s Hindu minority.
The Island is located between Java to the West and Lombok to the East, at the westernmost point of the Lesser Sunda Islands; its capital is Denpasar, located in the South. Bali is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music.
I got up this morning, had my good breakfast and checking my emails and some news about the world of wine when i stumbled upon this article written in the https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/02/asda-launches-5-progrigio-fizz/ , that says that ASDA, a famous supermarket Chain in UK, launched a new Sparkling wine called PROGRIGIO ( JESUS CHRIST) "the fizz is made from Glera and Pinot Grigio grapes grown in the “Italian Mediterranean” and described as a “fresh, floral and aromatic wine balanced by citrus fruits, white peaches and minerality”;
This sounds like an high quality Byodinamic DOCG Valdobbiadene prosecco Superiore !
China vs Hong kong
To understand China, we have to look at Hong Kong; the differences between China and Hong Kong are quite important and of course, as Hong Kong is a very complex and crowded market, it is also well developed therefore the amount of wines we can find in there is very important. On top of it, Hong Kong is the door that almost all the importers open to enter in the “green” Chinese market.
Why should we look at HK in the first place ?
Hong kong is a very open market, being under British controlled for many years it has developed a more western mindset, ready to embrace and mix Chinese colture and Western colture easily, inlcuding the Wine colture.
Many trade shows are held in Hong Kong and also there are many chances to meet the producers, who are invited by the importers / distributors to attend different exhibitions or events.
In China, on the other hand, there is only the Decanter wine encounter that sees the wineries directly involved with the consumers (the best wine exhibition so far).Pro Wine Shanghai is hosted in the prestigious The Ritz Carlton, New Pudong District and held by Decanter every year at the end of November, where the best and most prestigious wines sold in China are reunited together to allow wine professionals, F&B / Hospitality professionals, Importers to taste and exchange their thoughts, expand their network and ….. sales. The other 3 most important Wine Exhibitions are in Chengdu, Shanghai - ProWine and in Beijing - Top wine. The wine market is highly fragmented and not knowledgable at all.