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EMW丨and Emiliana Organic Vineyards signed an exclusive Import and Distribution Agreement for Mainland of China
EMW丨and Emiliana Organic Vineyards signed an exclusive Import and Distribution Agreement for Mainland of China

East Meets West Fine Wines and Emiliana Organic Vineyards

signed an exclusive Import and Distribution Agreement for Mainland of China

 

Shanghai, 15 December 2022 – East Meets West Fine Wines (Shanghai) Limited (EMW) and Emiliana, an organic winery in Chile, signed an exclusive import and distribution agreement with its Novas, Coyam and Gê for Mainland of China.

 

 

A visionary journey since 1998

 

At the end of the 1990s, the brothers Rafael and José Guilisasti perceived that the market was about to change: consumers started to consciously choose the products not only for their health but also by considering environmental and social responsibility. On the other hand, traditional viticulture was producing negative effects on workers’ health, because of which a new method was urgently needed. Together with the visionary winemaker Álvaro Espinoza, they began converting a conventional Chilean winery into a 100% organic and biodynamic estate, with the firm objective of creating wines of high quality while respecting the environment and its people.

 

Nowadays, Emiliana Organic Vineyards, covering nearly 1,300 hectares of land in such famous wine regions as Colchagua, Maipo, and Casablanca Valley, is the largest organic and biodynamic wine producer in the world. It has authorized organic certificates in many countries like Chile, the USA, the UK, Japan and China. In 2018, Emiliana entered the list of “Top 50 Most Admired Wine Brands” according to Drinks International. In 2021, Emiliana has sold one million 9-liter organic cases to more than 50 countries and regions around the world.

 

Rafael Guilisasti and José Guilisasti

Emiliana vineyards

 

Recognition by the world

 

In 2003, Emiliana launched its first organic wine: Coyam, an elegant and complex red blend from the Los Robles Estate in the Colchagua Valley. Coyam 2001 (its first vintage) received the Best in Show and Best Blend in the 1st Annual Wines of Chile Awards. Its last-two released vintages have been scored 94 points by the recognized wine critic James Suckling.  

 

Emiliana Coyam

 

In 2005, the Novas Gran Reserva line, a faithful representation of Chile’s prestigious wine valleys, was created. They were recently awarded over 91 points on most of its varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier from Casablanca Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon from Maipo, and Riesling from Bío Bío.

 

Emiliana Novas

 

Later, Emiliana launched its first biodynamic wine Gê, the icon wine from the Los Robles estate. In 2006, its 2003 vintage was the first wine in Chile and Latin America that obtained biodynamic certification from Demeter Germany. In 2021, Gê is awarded No.1 of James Suckling’s Top 100 Wines of Chile. The influential wine critic gave a high score of 98 points to Gê 2017 and 2018 vintages.

 

"A complex nose of blackberry, plum, mocha, cigar box, graphite and spice. It’s full-bodied with fine tannins. Creamy-textured and structured with a juicy core. Pure with a velvety texture on the palate, which is layered and balanced and leads to a flavorful finish that lasts over and over. Spicy on the finish with cloves and black pepper. Grilled meat, too." --- James Suckling

 

Emiliana Gê

 

 

Olivier Six, CEO, EMW Fine Wines

 

“I am thrilled that EMW Fine Wines has established a cooperation with such a visionary winery. Emiliana is doing a fantastic job in organic and biodynamic viticulture. It is one of the most exciting pieces of news of the end of the year I would like to share with EMW friends and partners at the particular time when our 20th anniversary is around the corner. Emiliana Organic Vineyards and EMW believe that choosing organic wine is beyond a healthy lifestyle. It is more about sustainability and the environment. We wish to continue bringing great wines to Chinese consumers in the following decade and more.”

 

 

Cristian Rodriguez, CEO, Emiliana Organic Vineyards

 

“We are very proud to start our journey with EMW, one of the leading importers and distributors in China, a great builder of premium brands, and a company with a tremendous team of people and experience. For us, China will be a priority market to work in the coming years, as we believe that consumers will value organic products made with respect for nature and extreme care for quality more and more. Our goal is for every Chinese consumer to know our products and for us to position Emiliana as an important organic winery in China’s market through our premium wines. We will do our best to build a great alliance with EMW.”

 

Wine Portfolio

 

Emiliana Novas Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Emiliana Novas Pinot Noir

 

Emiliana Novas Chardonnay

 

Emiliana Novas Riesling

 

Emiliana Novas Sauvignon Blanc

 

Emiliana Novas Viognier

 

Emiliana Coyam

 

Emiliana Gê

 

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

 

Zoe ZHANG   Brand Executive, Greater China

E-mail: zoe.zhang@emw-wines.com

 

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and Xige team up to usher in a new era of Chinese fine wines
EMW丨and Xige team up to usher in a new era of Chinese fine wines

EMW丨and Xige team up to usher in a new era of Chinese fine wines

 

September 20, 2022 witnessed the signing ceremony for the establishment of a strategic partnership between Xige Estate and East Meets West Fine Wines (EMW), in The Middle House, Shanghai. Zhang Yanzhi, owner of Xige, and Olivier Six, CEO of EMW, signed the agreement and announced that EMW has become the exclusive on-trade distributor of Xige in Mainland of China. Both parties will work closely to bring the premium wines of Xige, a winery based in Helan Mountain, Ningxia, to more Chinese consumers.

 

Zhang Yanzhi, owner of Xige, and Olivier Six, CEO of EMW, signed the strategic partnership agreement

 

The cooperation between Xige and EMW started earlier at the beginning this year, but the signing ceremony has been postponed till September because of the epidemic. In the past several months, EMW has leveraged its strengths in the on-trade channels to provide professional market expansion services for Xige and help the estate bring products that are characteristic of the Ningxia terroir to more consumers and reach out to more diversified consumption scenes. 

 

 

At the signing ceremony, Zhang Yanzhi shared the story of him and the estate. From Bordeaux to Ningxia, Zhang has drawn on his extensive experience in winemaking to craft premium wines in China. In 2017, he founded Xige Estate in the Pigeon Hills, a small wine-growing area in Ningxia, and set out "Making a good wine to express Ningxia terroir", which is at the core of the winemaking process of Xige. Through an ingenious combination of the splendid terroir with modern management approaches and a winemaking process that shows true respect for nature, Zhang strives to establish Xige as a prestigious Chinese fine wine brand.  

 

 

Zhang spoke highly of EMW, the new partner of his winery, "Xige has heard a lot about EMW and is much impressed by its successful track record and long-term plans for the Chinese wine market." Zhang hoped that EMW would help Xige reach out to more consumer groups that are mature in wine consumption and are particular about the quality of wine so that they will learn more about Chinese fine wines and get to love Chinese fine wines. 

 

Zhang Yanzhi, owner of Xige Estate

 

According to Olivier, the close relationship between EMW and Chinese wines began long before EMW's partnership with Xige. Since EMW's inception, Edouard and Greg have been interested in Chinese fine wines and in pursuit of partners in Ningxia, Xinjiang and Shandong for over a decade. It is a pleasure for EMW to establish a strategic partnership with Xige, which has very stringent requirements for quality just as EMW does. In future cooperation, EMW will continue to provide professional service in developing new collaborations with numerous on-trade partners, from 5-star hotels, Michelin restaurants, cafes and bistro clients. EMW looks forward to teaming up with Xige to usher in a new era of Chinese fine wines.  

 

 

For more than a decade, EMW has witnessed the devolvement of Chinese fine wines and has always remained confident in this market. In the future, EMW will continue to introduce premium wine brands to wine consumers in China. 

 

Olivier Six, CEO of EMW

 

Afterward, Xige global brand ambassador Christelle Chêne invited guests to taste Xige Jade Dove series and N series, and the fine wines the owner specially prepared for the event: Xige Cabernet Gernischt "Cuvée X", and Xige Estate red wines.

 

Christelle Chêne, Global Brand Ambassador of Xige

 

Xige Cabernet Gernischt "Cuvée X"

 

Xige Estate red wines

 

In the coming years, EMW will keep providing a powerful product assortment and robust marketing promotion program to help Xige's brand awareness in a competitive market. We both believe there will be more sparkling moments in the future to work together to enhance the Chinese wine market.

EMW丨2022 WINE100 Challenge Awarded Wine List Revealed
EMW丨2022 WINE100 Challenge Awarded Wine List Revealed

EMW丨2022 WINE100 Challenge Awarded Wine List Revealed

 

The 2022 WINE100 Challenge Award Ceremony was held in China World Hotel, Beijing.

 

Vintec General Manager Li Changpeng (R) presents a Trophy to EMW Sales Manager Peter Niu

 

After the three-day selection by 12 professional judges, WINE100 once again presents a list of high-quality fine wines to Chinese wine lovers. East Meets West Fine Wines (EMW) participated with 28 wines and was awarded 2 Trophies, 2 Golds, 4 Silvers, 14 Bronzes and 4 Recommended Awards. In 2022, EMW still keeps active in the market, making an outstanding performance with premium wines and excellent customer service.

 

WINE100 Founder David Jiang (R) presents a Trophy to EMW Sales Manager Peter Niu

 

 

- Trophy & Gold -

 

 

BEST ITALY WINE 最佳意大利葡萄酒

Ferrari, "Perlé Nero Riserva", Trento DOC

法拉利黑伯乐起泡葡萄酒 2010

 

Wine Advocate 95 points

Wine Enthusiast 95 points

 

Variety 品种

100% Pinot Nero / 100% 黑皮诺

Region 产地

Trento/Italy 意大利/特兰托

 

The legend of Ferrari began with a man, Giulio Ferrari, and his dream of creating a sparkling wine in Trentino, capable of competing with the French Champagnes. As he had no children, Giulio Ferrari began looking for a successor to whom he could entrust his dream. Among many candidates he chose Bruno Lunelli, owner of a wine shop in Trento. Bruno Lunelli succeeded in increasing production without ever compromising on quality. Ferrari became the well-known sparkling wine producer in Italy and the popular celebratory wine par excellence.

 

 

BEST SPAIN WINE 最佳西班牙葡萄酒

Luis Cañas, Reserva, Rioja DOCa

路易卡纳斯珍藏红葡萄酒 2014

 

Guía Peñín 91 points

 

Variety 品种

95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano

95%添普兰尼洛,5% 格拉西亚诺

Region 产地

Rioja/Spain 西班牙/里奥哈

 

Bodegas Luis Cañas has been a family-owned winery for the last two centuries, devoting itself to viticulture and winemaking. 1989 marked a turning point in the winery's evolution, with Juan Luis Cañas taking over the direction of the operations from his father Luis Cañas. Under his leadership, Luis Cañas has become an awarded winery of Rioja and a reference point for the wines of the region. His fresh ideas and visions turned Luis Cañas into a premium wine, known for consistently producing outstanding quality.

 

- Silver -

 

 

Edouard Duval, Noir d'Eulalie Extra Brut

爱德华蜜语园黑中白香槟起泡葡萄酒 NV

 

Decanter 90 points

 

Variety 品种

Pinot Noir / 黑皮诺

Region 产地

Champagne/France 法国/香槟区

 

 

Dr. Wehrheim, Spatburgunder, Pfalz, Gutswein VDP

威海姆酒庄黑比诺红葡萄酒 2019

 

Variety 品种

100% Pinot Nero / 100% 黑皮诺

Region 产地

Pfalz/Germany 德国/法尔兹

 

 

Pelissero, Nebbiolo, Langhe DOC

潘丽赛罗朗格尼比奥罗红葡萄酒 2017

 

Variety 品种

100% Nebbiolo / 100% 内比奥罗

Region 产地

Piedmont/Italy 意大利/皮尔蒙特

 

 

Craggy Range, "Te Kahu", Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay

克拉吉酒庄吉布利天幕红葡萄酒 2018

 

Wine Spectator 92 points

 

Variety 品种

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon,

Malbec, Cabernet Franc

梅乐,赤霞珠,马尔贝克,品丽珠

Region 产地

Hawke's Bay/New Zealand 新西兰/霍克湾

 

- Bronze -

 

Susana Balbo Crios Malbec

苏珊娜巴博西乐马贝克红葡萄酒 2020

Variety 品种

95% Malbec, 5% Bonarda

95% 马贝克,5% 伯纳德

Region 产地

Mendoza/Argentina 阿根廷/门多萨

 

Long Country, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley DO

远村赤霞珠红葡萄酒 2020

Variety 品种

100% Cabernet Sauvignon / 100% 赤霞珠

Region 产地

D.O. Valle Central/Chile 智利/中央山谷

 

Viña Casablanca, "Nimbus" Merlot, Casablanca Valley DO

卡萨布兰卡酒庄尼博山庄梅乐红葡萄酒 2019

Variety 品种

100% Merlot / 100% 梅洛

Region 产地

Casablanca Valley/Chile 智利/卡萨布兰卡山谷

 

La Grange Tiphaine, "Trinqu' Âmes", Touraine AOP

蒂凡庄园灵魂白葡萄酒 2019

Variety 品种

Sauvignon Blanc / 长相思

Region 产地

Loire Valley/France 法国/卢瓦河谷

 

Pierre Chainier, Clos de Nouys Moelleux, Vouvray AOP

谢尼酒庄诺伊庄园甜白葡萄酒 2015

Variety 品种

100% Chenin Blanc / 100% 白诗南

Region 产地

Loire Valley/France 法国/卢瓦河谷

 

Chateau Perron Graves AOP

柏龙酒庄红葡萄酒 2015

Variety 品种

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

赤霞珠,梅乐,品丽珠

Region 产地

Graves/Bordeaux/France 法国/波尔多/格拉夫

 

Domaine de l'oubliée, "Merci La Vie", Bourgueil AOP

诗忆园感谢生活红葡萄酒 2020

Variety 品种

Cabernet Franc / 品丽珠

Region 产地

Loire Valley/France 法国/卢瓦河谷

 

Chateau Franc le Maine, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru AOP

拉曼古堡红葡萄酒 2015

Variety 品种

61% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc,

4% Cabernet Sauvignon

61% 美乐,35% 品丽珠,4% 赤霞珠

Region 产地

St-Émilion/Bordeaux/France 

法国/波尔多/圣爱美浓

 

Mount Rozier Petit Rozier Cape White South Africa

梦若奇酒庄小梦若奇白葡萄酒 2021

Variety 品种

70% Chenin Blanc, 30% Colombard

 70% 白诗南,30% 鸽笼白

Region 产地

Western Cape/South Africa 南非/西开普省

 

Mount Rozier Cape White South Africa

梦若奇酒庄开普敦白葡萄酒 2021

Variety 品种

Chenin Blanc, Colombard / 白诗南,鸽笼白

Region 产地

Western Cape/South Africa 南非/西开普省

 

Mount Rozier Petit Rozier Cape Red South Africa

梦若奇酒庄小梦若奇红葡萄酒 2020

Variety 品种

70% Pinotage, 20% Shiraz, 10% Mourvedre

70% 皮诺塔吉,20% 西拉,10% 穆尔韦德

Region 产地

Western Cape/South Africa 南非/西开普省

 

Mount Rozier Cape Red South Africa

梦若奇酒庄开普敦红葡萄酒 2020

Variety 品种

Pinotage, Shiraz, Mourvedre

皮诺塔吉,西拉,穆尔韦德

Region 产地

Western Cape/South Africa 南非/西开普省

 

Luis Cañas, Crianza, Rioja DOCa

路易卡纳斯陈酿红葡萄酒 2017

Variety 品种

95% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha

95%添普兰尼洛,5% 歌海娜

Region 产地

Rioja/Spain 西班牙/里奥哈

 

Bodega Garzon, Reserve Marselan, Maldonado

嘉颂马瑟兰珍藏红葡萄酒 2019

Variety 品种

Marselan / 马瑟兰

Region 产地

Maldonado/Uruguay 乌拉圭/马尔多纳多

EMW丨Sakuramasamune Kinmare Junmaidaiginjo 40 wins the Fine SAKE Award
EMW丨Sakuramasamune Kinmare Junmaidaiginjo 40 wins the Fine SAKE Award

Sakuramasamune Kinmare Junmaidaiginjo 40 wins the Fine SAKE Award

 

Lately, Sakuramasamune Kinmare Junmaidaiginjo 40 won the Gold Award in the Premium Daiginjo Category of the Fine SAKE Award, Japan.

 

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Organized by the Fine SAKE Award Japan Executive Committee and inaugurated in 2011, this event has become a well-known sake competition in Japan with about 200 breweries nationwide handing in some 300 items in total. The winner sakes are judged through 7 scale evaluations by blind sensory test in Riedel wine glasses.

 

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Judge Viewing

 

Why wine glass?

 

The original Japanese name of the Fine SAKE Award Japan is "ワイングラスでおいしい日本酒アワード", which means "the most delicious sake award in a wine glass". The Fine SAKE Award Japan Executive Committee believes that, instead of the traditional Japanese sake cup, the wine glass helps people better grasp the delicate aroma, subtle color and elegant taste of their sake. "Wine glasses are the best partner to bring out the secret charm of sake. We believe this will help sake, Japan's soul beverage, to be more recognized, and help the sake culture to be handed down to future generations."

 

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Sakuramasamune Kinmare Junmaidaiginjo 40

樱正宗金稀纯米大吟酿40

 

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Prefecture  Hyogo

Rice  Yamadanishiki

Polishing Ratio  40%

ABV  15%

 

The Kinmare Junmai Daiginjo 40 represents the well-balanced style of the brewery and has been awarded many gold medals in recognition of its superior taste. The Junmai, which means "pure rice sake" in Japanese, displays a complex blend of elegant fruity aromas and some rich umami flavors of rice. On the palate, it begins with a gentle and fruity feeling, then builds in a round savory taste, and finishes with lasting complex flavors. It reflects the spirit of the brewmasters with the skills and traditions passing down from generation to generation, creating the ultimate Kinmare Junmai Daiginjo 40.

 

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CONTACTS EMW

 

Knight Hu

Saké 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Signs a New Distribution Partnership in Mainland China with Domaine Chantal Lescure
EMW丨Signs a New Distribution Partnership in Mainland China with Domaine Chantal Lescure

EMW Signs a New Distribution Partnership in Mainland China with

Domaine Chantal Lescure

 

Shanghai, 7 April 2022 - East Meets West Fine Wines (Shanghai) Limited (EMW) and Domaine Chantal Lescure, a winery in Burgundy, France, signed an exclusive import and distribution agreement for Mainland China.

 

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  • A family-owned estate since 1975

 

Mainly located in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Burgundy, France, and founded in 1975 by Chantal Lescure and Xavier Machard de Gramont, Domaine Chantal Lescure is a family estate that today operates a 19HA vineyard. Aymeric and Thibault Machard de Gramont, Chantal Lescures two sons, took over the estate after their mother died in 1996.

 

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Domaine Chantal Lescure cellar

 

  • From Burgundy AOC to Grand Cru AOC

 

Domaine Chantal Lescures vineyards are made up of two parts: to the north on the slopes of Dijon, and the south to Meursault, owning some of the most admirable vineyards in Burgundy. Each year, wines are produced from its 35 plots.

 

In Les Vignots, one of the premium plots in Pommard, Domaine Chantal Lescure owns a plot where 35 years-old vines extend over one hectare. It is located on the right slope of Pommard (Beaune side) at 330 meters above sea level, next to Domaine Leroy. In Les Suchots, Domaine Chantal Lescures plot is planted with 15-to-50-year-old vines on 0.42 hectares. It is a deep, calcareous brown soil on scree from the alluvium which dominates this terroir. Beside it is the legendary Romanée-Saint-Vivant.

 

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  • Living terroirs, authentic wines

 

The philosophy of the estate is simple: to produce authentic and pure wines that are a precise reflection of their terroir.

 

Passionate and convinced that there is no great wine without great grapes, François Chavériat, the head winemaker, set up both in the vineyard and in the wine warehouse, working methods respectful of the soil, the vine and its environment, and grapes above all. The wines proposed represent a successful combination of modernity and authenticity of Burgundy wines.

 

Domaine Chantal Lescure is looking for optimal maturity thanks to naturally controlled yields. The winemaking team do a smooth vinification, attentive to the particularities of each terroir, and age their wines on lees, in 228 and 500-liter barrels. Bottling takes place at the estate, without filtration or fining. The vineyard is fully cultivated in certified organic farming since 2006; it is Bureau Veritas certified since 2021.

 

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 Domaine Chantal Lescure head winemaker François Chavériat

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Domaine Chantal Lescure vineyard

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Wine Portfolio

 

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Domaine Chantal Lescure, "Les Taupes Maison Dieu", Bourgogne AOC

 

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Domaine Chantal Lescure, "Le Clos Des Topes Bizot" Rouge, Cote De Beaune AOC

 

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Domaine Chantal Lescure, "Le Clos Des Topes Bizot" Blanc, Cote De Beaune AOC

 

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Domaine Chantal Lescure, Volnay AOC

 

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Domaine Chantal Lescure, "Les Chouacheux", Beaune 1er Cru AOC

 

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Domaine Chantal Lescure, "Les Vignots", Pommard AOC

 

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Domaine Chantal Lescure, "Les Vaumuriens", Pommard AOC

 

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Domaine Chantal Lescure, "Les Bertins", Pommard 1er Cru AOC

 

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Domaine Chantal Lescure, "Les Vallerots",  Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru AOC

 

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Domaine Chantal Lescure, "Les Suchots", Vosne Romanee 1er Cru AOC

 

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Domaine Chantal Lescure, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru AOC

 

 

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

 

Dee Zhang     EMW Brand Manager, Greater China

Tel: +86 (21) 6282 4966

Email: dee.zhang@emw-wines.com

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