New Innovative Wine App in China by James Suckling and COFCO

Jan 17, 2019 Comments Off by

Recently, the American wine critic James Suckling has launched a Chinese wine app with COFCO Wine & Wine. This is a new era for the Chinese wine lovers. With more than 800 million Chinese smartphone users, this app expects to reach a large number of Chinese customers.

Wine sales increased 37% over 2014, with sales in the $2.5 billion range


Coffee in China? In the event you requested me to pick in between promoting wine and occasional in China, I would have picked wine. How will you convince a culture with a deep-rooted tea tradition that includes ceremonial practices and beliefs to somewhat consume espresso? Well, it seems by just implementing the basics of selling.

The Chinese tradition is historical and assorted and it has generally been a complication with regards to selling wine in China. Can we cross this cultural divide? The solution is a loud and clear of course for those who look at the achievement of Starbucks in China.

Starbucks started out with all the buyer. Greater than introducing several ‘Chinese-friendly’ variations to their menu, they realized the importance of household, local community and status from the Chinese lifestyle and capitalized on that.

It meant creating new initiatives for people, possessing a convivial structure relatively compared to one-person notebook stations preferred in the West, charging 20% in excess of in other international locations and working with very high-end places. Spouse and children – tick, Community – tick, Standing – tick. Earnings – I guess an enormous tick. reviews that Starbucks is opening a store every day!

Influenced by their good results, well-known American wine critic, James Suckling shares his new plan for providing wine in China with.  He “believes that wine can be built as preferred as Starbucks coffee in China furnishing buyers are granted access to top quality wines.”

Is quality ample? Suckling has his options produced plus they consist of a robust distribution spouse as well as usage of know-how. Just getting back from China, I all over again realized how essential it truly is to take a position in a current market. Being prosperous starts with a great deal in excess of obtaining a listing.


 38 million Chinese wine drinkers

Chinese Wine consumers


Commit enough time, do the exploration, get to know the culture, uncover a like-minded and clued-up community partner. These fundamental ways are so vital, however they might be expensive and time intensive.  Whilst the South African wine business enterprise in China could possibly be hampered by an absence of free trade agreements and govt help, now we have a handful of other benefits.

Traceability is every one of the rage in China as food scandals continue to floor. (Study much more). The certification seal on any bottle of wine exported from South Africa lets prospects to trace the seal number by means of the Sustainable Wines South Africa Web-site, and trace their bottle every one of the way back again although in the exact time giving a ensure of sustainable and Eco-friendly creation.

Consumers of South African wine in China are thus confirmed that each time a wine has the Certification/IPW seal exhibited over the neck in the bottle: the many statements over the label with regard to classic, origin and cultivar are legitimate when evaluated because of the Board, the wine was of fine good quality regarding clarity, color, flavour and flavor winery and cellar practices are completed in the way which is the two sustainable and eco-friendly.

While food and wine pairing is not a familiar notion in China, wine’s ability to make your food taste greater, is often

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About the author

Olivier VEROT, is a Marketing expert for the Chinese Market. He will speak about the Internet trends about wine and about the Marketing best practices.
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