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EMW丨Signs a New Distribution Partnership in Mainland China with Xige Estate
EMW丨Signs a New Distribution Partnership in Mainland China with Xige Estate

East Meets West Fine Wines Signs a New Distribution Partnership in Mainland China with Xige Estate

 

Shanghai, January 18th, 2022 – East Meets West Fine Wines (Shanghai) Limited (EMW) and Xige Estate, a winery in Ningxia, China, signed an exclusive on-trade distribution agreement for Mainland China.

 

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Xige Estate, located in Gezi Mountain sub-region of Helan Mountain, Ningxia, was founded by Zhang Yanzhi in 2017. Over the past four years, it has won over 90 international wine awards and high scores from well-known wine critics, including a 94-point from Robert Parker team, which is a fairly high score on Chinese wines at that time, on Xige Estate Red Wine 2017. In 2020, they scored 90 points or more for over 95% of Xige wines.

 

Since its establishment, Xige has always followed its philosophy of making a good wine to express Ningxia terroir, focusing on decoding the relationship between terroirs and grape varieties to unlock the most potential of wine representative of the region. Xige believes the authenticity of the local terroir allows grapes to truly express their characters, and Chinese wineries ought to produce wines that represent distinctive Chinese terroirs.

 

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Xige Estate

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Xige Vineyard with Beacon Tower

 

As a premium wine importer and leading brand builder in Greater China, EMW is a major supplier for fine dining restaurants and starred hotel groups in over 160 cities all around China. During the cooperation, EMW will provide professional service on developing new channels, and partner with Xige on providing a powerful product assortment and robust marketing promotion program to help improve Xige's brand awareness, upgrade its fine wine portfolio and be more competitive in the market. EMW will pass on more Xige wines of local terroirs to consumers.

 

Besides, this cooperation reveals EMW's confidence in the Chinese fine wine market. As a premier Chinese winery with both quality and volume, Xige is committed to having more consumers know about Chinese fine wines, while it is similar to EMW's goal to share more noteworthy wineries and brands with wine lovers all over China. Chinese wineries are believed to set the trend in near future for the local market.

 

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Olivier Six, CEO, EMW Fine Wines

 

“The rapid development of Xige Estate is impressive, winning dozens of international awards in just four years after its establishment. With Mr. Zhang Yanzhi's hard work, he turned Xige into one of the leading estates in China. We look forward to cooperating with Xige Estate, adding to our existing Chinese winery portfolio, developing our business, and working together to enhance the Chinese wine market.”

 

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Zhang Yanzhi, Owner, Xige Estate

 

“EMW is an expert in the wine industry. They have a deep understanding of the Chinese wine market and are well versed in the fine dining business. It is an irresistible trend that the number of local fine wines on local on-trade channels will keep rising. We aim to be the leader of Chinese fine wines, so we ally with such a specialist to have a closer connection with the consumers who have high demands on wine quality, and to draw more of their attention to Chinese fine wines.”

 

Wine Portfolio

 

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Jade Dove Red

 

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Jade Dove White

 

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Jade Dove Rose

 

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Jade Dove Single Vineyard Cabernet Gernischt

 

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Xige N50

 

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Xige N28 Cabernet Sauvignon

 

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Xige N28 Malbec

 

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Xige N28 Chardonnay

 

EMW Fine Wines

 

EMW is a leading importer, distributor, and brand builder in the Greater China market, working closely with more than 100 family-owned and premium wine estates, sake breweries, and craft spirit producers from 16 countries worldwide. EMW has an unequaled distribution network to top restaurants, hotels, wine shops, online VIP customers, and an exclusive network of distribution covering over 160 cities in China. EMW has been awarded "Best Wine Importer" for 11 consecutive years since 2011 by China Sommeliers Wine Challenge and WINE100 Challenge.

 

Contacts EMW

 

Lois LIU    Brand and Marketing Executive

Tel: +86 (21) 6282 4966/8020

E-mail: lois.liu@emw-wines.com

 

Juanita YU    EMW Marketing Director, Greater China

Tel: +86 (21) 6282 4966/8020

E-mail: juanita.yu@emw-wines.com

Shanghai Office Address: Unit 202, No.664 Xinhua Road, Changning District, Shanghai

EMW丨Mutsu-Hassen wins World Sakagura Ranking
EMW丨Mutsu-Hassen wins World Sakagura Ranking

 EMW丨Mutsu-Hassen wins World Sakagura Ranking

 

30 December, 2021 - We are proud to announce that Mutsu-Hassen took the crown of the 2021 World Sakagura Ranking in December!

 

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The World Sakagura Ranking highlights the highly-acclaimed breweries at sake competitions all over the world along with their noted brands. It is a point of reference to all the sake lovers in search of their favorite sakes.

 

The ranking point is based on the performance of the breweries at the six major sake competitions in 2021. The more awards the brewery won, the more points it is awarded.

 

With 1,255 points, in 2021 Mutsu-Hassen ranked FIRST among 643 breweries and 2,044 sakes submitted to the ranking.

 

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About World Sakagura Ranking

 

"Ranking the most highly rated sake breweries by global contest results."

 

  • The World Sakagura ("brewery" in Japanese) Ranking assigns points to each sake brewery based on their results in worldwide sake contests every year.

     

  • There are over 1,500 sake breweries around the world now, and this ranking only applies to the top 50 scorers.

     

  • The ranking is all the more trustworthy because its only rating criteria is the six sake contest results following strict evaluations, which are all public.

     

  • Breweries can never get high scores until they invest in equipment, skills, ingredients, and staff, as it is an important representative of their real quality.

 

Mutsu-Hassen New Arrival in January

 

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Mutsu-Hassen Daiginjo
 

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Mutsu-Hassen Kijoshu Premium
 

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Mutsu-Hassen Prototype 2021 
 

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Mutsu-Hassen Hiyaoroshi Junmaiginjo
 

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Mutsu-Hassen Mixseed Apero
 

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Mutsu-Hassen Mixseed Accords de sake
 

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Mutsu-Hassen Mixseed Digestif
 

 

EMW Fine Wines

 

EMW is a leading importer, distributor, and brand builder in the Greater China market, working closely with more than 100 family-owned and premium wine estates, sake breweries, and craft spirit producers from 16 countries worldwide. EMW has an unequaled distribution network to top restaurants, hotels, wine shops, online VIP customers, and an exclusive network of distribution covering over 160 cities in China. EMW has been awarded "Best Wine Importer" for 11 consecutive years since 2011 by China Sommeliers Wine Challenge and WINE100 Challenge.

 

Contacts EMW

 

Knight Hu     Sake Brand Manager, Greater China

Tel: +86 (21) 6282 4966

Email: knight.hu@emw-wines.com

Address: Unit 202, No.664 Xinhua Road, Changning District, Shanghai

EMW丨and Patrimony Estate Start a Brand-new Distribution Partnership in Hong Kong and Macau
EMW丨and Patrimony Estate Start a Brand-new Distribution Partnership in Hong Kong and Macau

East Meets West Fine Wines and Patrimony Estate Start a Brand-new Distribution Partnership in Hong Kong and Macau

 

Shanghai, December 7th, 2021 – East Meets West Fine Wines (Shanghai) Limited (EMW) is delighted to announce being appointed the exclusive distribution partner with Patrimony Estate in Mainland China, and the strategic distribution partner in Hong Kong and Macau.

 

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Patrimony Estate is the creation of Georges and Daniel Daou, proprietors of DAOU Family Estates.  Hailing from Lebanon by way of Paris, France, Georges and Daniel moved to the United States where they soon achieved success in business; but this, however, was just the beginning of their journey. From their family history and worldview, the DAOU brothers imagined a fearless goal - to produce a premier Cabernet Sauvignon. Having spent decades in making, Georges and Daniel Daou are pleased to share their cherished Patrimony Cabernet Sauvignon with the world.

 

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 Daniel Daou, Winemaker and Co-Proprietor, Patrimony Estate

 

The result is the purest expression of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape - abundantly layered, extravagant in-depth, and intricately poised to the end; it has been a benchmark for luxury wine in Cabernet Sauvignon, and a landmark of Paso Robles, Central Coast, California where the phenolic produced here is known to be among the highest in the world.

 

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“As I’ve said in the past, these wines compete with the best of Napa Valley and are some of the leading Bordeaux blends from Paso Robles.” Jeb Dunnuck commented and gave 99 points on its Cabernet Sauvignon 2017.

 

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Olivier Six, CEO, EMW Fine Wines

 

“Daou brothers have created legendary wines with their ambitious and unique vision. EMW, as a fast-growing and leading fine wine importer in Greater China, is delighted to collaborate with this pioneering winery, and we're extremely excited to share with all wine lovers the successful innovation of wines from Patrimony.”

 

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Chris Avery, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Patrimony Estate

 

“We are thrilled to have EMW represent our world-class wines and look forward to seeing how they grow Patrimony in their markets. We expect to watch this partnership flourish as they share our wines with the world.”

 

Wine Portfolio

 

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Daou Vineyards, Patrimony Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 2017

 

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Daou Vineyards, Patrimony Caves des Lions, Paso Robles 2018

 

EMW Fine Wines

EMW is a leading importer, distributor, and brand builder in the Greater China market, working closely with more than 90 leading family-owned and premium wine estates, sake breweries, and craft spirit producers from 16 countries worldwide. EMW has an unequaled distribution network to top restaurants, hotels, wine shops, online VIP customers, and an exclusive network of distribution covering over 160 cities in China. EMW has been awarded "Best Wine Importer" for 11 consecutive years since 2011 by China Sommeliers Wine Challenge and WINE100 Challenge.

 

Contacts EMW

Gregory BIELOT

EMW Managing Partner

E-mail: gregory.bielot@emw-wines.com

Hong Kong Office Address: Room 502, The Sun's Group Centre, 200 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

 

Juanita YU

EMW Marketing Director, Greater China

Tel: +86 (21) 62824966

E-mail: juanita.yu@emw-wines.com

Shanghai Office Address: Unit 202, No.664 Xinhua Road, Changning District, Shanghai

EMW丨wins 2021 WINE100 Challenge Best Importer Award
EMW丨wins 2021 WINE100 Challenge Best Importer Award

East Meets West Fine Wines wins 2021 WINE100 Challenge Best Importer Award

 

Shanghai, November 18th, 2021 – East Meets West Fine Wines (EMW) has been awarded BEST IMPORTER by 2021 WINE100 Challenge for the 11th consecutive year!

 

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WINE100 Founder David Jiang, EMW Marketing Director Juanita Yu

 

Earlier this year at the 2021 WINE100 Challenge, EMW represented wines earned 5 Trophy, 6 Gold, 11 Silver and 10 Bronze Medals.

 

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Since 2021, EMW has established new partnerships with eleven wineries, three sake breweries and one hard seltzer, including La Grange Tiphaine, Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre, Domaine de l'oubliee, Vignobles Bardet, Mount Rozier, Sea Change, Tenuta Luce, Susana Balbo, Domaine Chantal Lescure, Otronia, Patrimony, Four Fox Saké, Char, TANAKA 1789 X CHARTIER and Zeya.

 

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Olivier Six, CEO, EMW Fine Wines

 

"It is a great honor for EMW Fine Wines to win this award again this year; it has now been the 11th consecutive year that we have received this title of Best Importer.

I want to congratulate our young, dynamic and dedicated team from our seven branches and fifteen representative offices all over Greater China, who are the ones that won this award.

I also want to thank our partner wineries worldwide, with a fantastic portfolio from sixteen countries and over ninety partner wineries that make up this exceptional EMW portfolio, including red wines, white wines, champagnes, cognac, and sake.

As a premium fine wine importer and brand builder in Greater China, EMW will continue to thrive and bring the best of this world's wine to Chinese consumers."

 

EMW Fine Wines

EMW is a leading importer, distributor, and brand builder in the Greater China market, working closely with more than 90 leading family-owned and premium wine estates, sake breweries, and craft spirit producers from 16 countries worldwide. EMW has an unequaled distribution network to top restaurants, hotels, wine shops, online VIP customers, and an exclusive network of distribution covering over 160 cities in China. EMW has been awarded "Best Wine Importer" for eleven consecutive years since 2011 by China Sommeliers Wine Challenge and WINE100 Challenge.

 

Contacts EMW

Juanita Yu

Marketing Director, Greater China

Tel: +86 (21) 6282 4966/8020

E-mail: juanita.yu@emw-wines.com

Shanghai Office Address: Unit 202, No.664 Xinhua Road, Changning District, Shanghai

EMW丨Signs a New Distribution Partnership in Mainland China with Sea Change
EMW丨Signs a New Distribution Partnership in Mainland China with Sea Change

Shanghai, October 20th, 2021 – East Meets West Fine Wines (Shanghai) Limited (EMW) and Sea Change signed an exclusive Import and Distribution Agreement for Mainland China, strengthening its green vision and expanding the environment-friendly portfolio.

 

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Founded in 2018, Sea Change has been passionate about two things: protecting our oceans from plastic pollution and great-tasting wine. Every bottle of Sea Change uses minimal packaging to reduce waste and environmental impact by removing the unnecessary plastic wrap around the closure, using renewable plant-based closures and labels made from post-consumer recycled paper and grape waste. In addition, with every bottle sold through EMW, Sea Change donates to Rendu Ocean, their marine charity partner in Mainland China, to fund education and awareness initiatives and provide support for ongoing marine conservation activities.

 

The Sea Change wines are expected to arrive in Mainland China market in Spring 2022.

 

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Will Bray, Director, Sea Change

 

"We're delighted to have found a partner like EMW to represent Sea Change in Mainland China. We are certain that with their strong network and relationships built up over 18 years of supplying exceptional wines to the market, that we can further raise the profile of Sea Change and drive forward our mission of reducing single-use plastic and raising money for marine conservation organizations in the region."

 

Olivier Six, CEO, EMW Fine Wines

 

"We strongly believe in Sea Change's mission to raise awareness for ocean conservation. Not only by enjoying good wines, we feel there is a clear demand from consumers for more sustainable and environmentally friendly options, and we are delighted to be able to represent Sea Change in Mainland China."

 

Wine Portfolio

 

Sea Change, Turtle Blanco

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Sea Change, Turtle Tinto

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Sea Change, Whale Sauvignon Blanc, Pays d'Oc IGP

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Sea Change, Whale Rose, Pays d'Oc IGP

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Sea Change, Whale Malbec, Pays d'Oc IGP

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EMW Fine Wines

EMW is a leading importer, distributor, and brand builder in the Greater China market, working closely with more than 90 leading family-owned and premium wine estates, sake breweries, and craft spirit producers from 16 countries worldwide. EMW has an unequaled distribution network to top restaurants, hotels, wine shops, online VIP customers, and an exclusive network of distribution covering over 160 cities in China. EMW has been awarded "Best Wine Importer" for ten consecutive years since 2011 by China Sommeliers Wine Challenge and WINE100 Challenge.

 

Contacts EMW

Max Vaira

Brand Manager, Greater China

Tel: +86 (21)62824966

E-mail: max.vaira@emw-wines.com

Shanghai Office Address: Unit 202, No.664 Xinhua Road, Changning District, Shanghai