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EMW丨and Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre sign an Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Greater China
EMW丨and Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre sign an Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Greater China

 

 

EMW and Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre signed an exclusive Distribution Agreement for Greater China

 

Shanghai, June 8th, 2021 - East Meets West Fine Wines (Shanghai) Limited (EMW) and Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre, an organic domaine of Beaujolais, France, signed an exclusive Distribution Agreement for Greater China, including Hong Kong & Macau.

 

Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre started their vineyard in 2001 in Saint-Étienne-des-Oullières, on the right bank of the Saône River. Since then, they went from 5 to 12 hectares.

 

Their approach was inspired by Jules Chauvet, the winemaker, chemist and incredible taster, who wanted a return to traditional methods to make lighter and more aromatic wines. 

 

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About ECOCERT

 

Ecocert is a French organic certification body approved by the Department of Industry. Ecocertified manufacturers have their ingredients and processes audited twice in a year by Ecocert to ensure it is complying with all the rules of the organic certification standard.

 

AB stands for Agriculture Biologique ("Organic Farming") that is a set of agricultural practices that avoid the use of synthetic chemicals in favor of naturally occurring pesticides, fertilizer, and other growing aids. It is an organic certification label managed by the French Department of Agriculture and only approved for products that meet their acceptable edible food standards.

 

Wine Portfolio

 

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Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre, Premices Beaujolais Village AOC

 

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Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre, Brouilly AOC

 

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Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre, Cotes de Brouilly AOC

 

EMW Fine Wines

EMW is a leading importer, distributor and brand builder in Greater China market, working closely with more than 90 leading family-owned and premium wine estates, saké breweries and craft spirit producers from 16 countries around the world. EMW has an unequalled 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 10 consecutive years since 2011 by China Sommeliers Wine Challenge/WINE 100 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

EMW丨and Domaine La Grange Tiphaine Sign an Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Greater China
EMW丨and Domaine La Grange Tiphaine Sign an Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Greater China

East Meets West Fine Wines and Domaine La Grange Tiphaine Sign an Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Greater China

 

Shanghai, June 1st, 2021 – East Meets West Fine Wines (Shanghai) Limited (EMW) and Domaine La Grange Tiphaine, an organic domaine of Loire, France, signed an exclusive Distribution Agreement for Greater China, including Hong Kong & Macau.

 

The Story: To Taste Nature

For this fully organic estate, run by Coralie and Damien Delecheneau since 2002, the keyword is 'respect': respect for the soil, for nature, for historical techniques and a demanding fruit.  Domaine de la Grange Tiphaine has 10 hectares of vines across two terroirs: Montlouis-sur-Loire and Touraine-Amboise. It was created at the end of the 19th century by Alfonse Delecheneau and has stayed in family hands ever since:

“To taste these wines is to truly taste nature.”

 

Owner: Damien & Coralie

Damien is the fifth generation to work this land. He took over from his father, growing grapes in Montlouis-sur-Loire and Amboise. After two decades he now crafts nearly a dozen award-winning wines that evoke the terroir in its purest sense. Damien has a rare, scientific approach to natural winemaking, from the hands-off approach in the vineyard to the low technology design of the winery.

 

The Place: France, Loire

The Delecheneau family grow five varieties of grape: Chenin Blanc, Malbec, Gamay, Cabernet Franc and Grolleau. Many of the vines are over 100 years old. All of these factors make for balanced, elegant and precise white and sparkling.

The domain obtained AB (Ecocert) certification in 2007 and Biodynamic (Biodyvin) in 2014.

 

About La Grange Tiphaine

La Grange Tiphaine was created at the end of the 19th century by Alfonse Delecheneau, followed by three generations: Adrien, Jackie and now, Damien. He brings a level of scientific precision to natural winemaking that we haven’t seen in many others. As of 2008 Coralie, Damien’s wife, joined the family as a fully active partner in the life and work of their 15-hectare vineyard. The wines are in the AOCs of Touraine-Amboise and Montlouis-sur-Loire and are all different, but they all share the common thread of careful work in the vines that make for beautifully balanced, terroir driven, precise wines. 

 

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Wine Portfolio

La Grange Tiphaine – Exclusive in Greater China, including Hong Kong & Macau (all channels)

 

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

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La Grange Tiphaine, "Clef de Sol Blanc", Montlouis Sur Loire AOP

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La Grange Tiphaine, "Les Epinays", Montlouis Sur Loire AOP

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La Grange Tiphaine, "Nouveau Nez", Montlouis Sur Loire AOP

 

EMW Fine Wines

EMW is a leading importer, distributor and brand builder in Greater China market, working closely with more than 90 leading family-owned and premium wine estates, saké breweries and craft spirit producers from 16 countries around the world. EMW has an unequalled 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 10 consecutive years since 2011 by China Sommeliers Wine Challenge/WINE 100 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

EMW丨and Bodega Otronia Start a Brand New Distribution Partnership in Hong Kong and Macau Markets
EMW丨and Bodega Otronia Start a Brand New Distribution Partnership in Hong Kong and Macau Markets

East Meets West Fine Wines and Bodega Otronia Start a Brand New Distribution Partnership in Hong Kong and Macau Markets

 

Shanghai, July 23rd, 2021 – East Meets West Fine Wines (Shanghai) Limited (EMW) is delighted to announce being appointed the exclusive distribution partner with Bodega Otronia in Hong Kong and Macau, China.

 

Otronia is a unique project with terroir wines located in the south of the Chubut Province, Argentina, which has been under wraps for 10 years. Driven by the constant search to explore nature and discover superior quality, the Argentine businessman Alejandro Bulgheroni, the founder of Otronia, stays true to his dream to create a collection of excellent wineries located in the premier wine regions of the world and build a portfolio of wines with great identity, personality and reflecting its origins in each product.

 

The wines of Otronia are products of excellence, produced with great ageing potential and destined to position themselves at the high-end local and international market, in countries such as the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Brazil and Uruguay. The southern and extreme climatic conditions of this region means that wine production is limited.

 

Olivier Six, COO, EMW Fine Wines

 

“Mr. Bulgheroni’s passion for wines, together with his desire to develop the potential of new soils, pushing the limit of what’s possible, motivated the creation of Otronia. Today, with the help of Otronia, a new wine growing region has been born in Argentina. EMW, as a fast growing and a leading fine wine importer in Greater China, is delighted to collaborate with the new pioneer winery, and we’re more than excited to share with our clients the successful innovation of wines from extreme Patagonia.”

 

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Otronia Winery Team

 

“It is an honor to announce our new partnership with EMW. We are excited to start the cooperation with such a professional and dedicated team, which has built their reputation in Asia over the years. Certainly we will use the same passion of doing wines to collaborate and stand together. We truly believe that we will make a success with Otronia wines within Hong Kong and Macau markets, where wine business is well developed and very dynamic. Look forward to introducing Otronia wines to Hong Kong and Macau wine lovers and connoisseurs.”

 

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About Bodega Otronia

Challenges the limits of what is possible.

 

In the southern center of the Chubut Province, on the shore of Lake Musters, which used to be called Otron by its former inhabitants, Otronia is born. It has 50 hectares of organic vineyards in Latitude 45° south. This is a new project with vines of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris. A new wine region is born along with a new vision. It has the extreme climatic conditions, typical of this area located at the southernmost area of the world, “the end of the Earth”. The wind is one of the most important and key conditions of the area. It brings an absolute cleanliness of the air.

 

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Wine Portfolio

Hong Kong and Macau Market Exclusivity

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Otronia, 45 Rugientes, Corte de blancas

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Otronia, 45 Rugientes, Pinot Noir

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Otronia, Block 3&6, Chardonnay

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Otronia, Block 1, Pinot Noir

 

EMW Fine Wines

EMW is a leading importer, distributor and brand builder in Greater China market, working closely with more than 90 leading family-owned and premium wine estates, saké breweries and craft spirit producers from 16 countries around the world. EMW has an unequalled 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 10 consecutive years since 2011 by China Sommeliers Wine Challenge/WINE100 Challenge.

 

CONTACTS EMW

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and Char sign an Exclusive Import and Distribution Agreement for Hong Kong and Macau
EMW丨and Char sign an Exclusive Import and Distribution Agreement for Hong Kong and Macau

East Meets West Fine Wines and Char sign an Exclusive Import and Distribution Agreement for Hong Kong and Macau

 

Shanghai, July 13th, 2021 – East Meets West Fine Wines (Shanghai) Limited (EMW) and Endo Brewery Inc. (Char), the Nagano Prefecture sake brewer, signed an exclusive Import and Distribution Agreement for Hong Kong and Macau, China.

 

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Located in Nagano Prefecture, Endo is more than just a brewery: it is at the same time a famous sakura sightseeing spot where remains the original views of Edo Era. Established in 1864, it has been the royal brewery for more than a century. And since the first generation of Mr. Endo, “Brew for Tasty” has always been the brand concept till now.

 

Starting from 2017, Char is a modern creative sake brand of Endo Brewery, obtaining the Gold Award of Monde Selection just one year later. Inspired by the fascinating glowing comets in the sky, Endo Brewery uses special local sake rice from Nagano Prefecture together with unique brewing skills to vitalize Char with an impactful shining taste. The whole sake series are named after famous comets: McNaught, Bennett, Donati, Halley, etc., just like different comets with different characters.

 

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Gregory Bielot, Managing Partner, EMW Fine Wines

 

“The first time I came to know Char, I was impressed by its ingenious brand concept. But then what truly touches me is its astonishingly elegant aromas and fresh vivid taste; I was immersed in it. I’m confident that EMW and Endo Brewery will have a close collaboration, and will make a great difference on the sake market for Hong Kong and Macau market.”

 

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Hidesaburo Endo, the Sixth Family Head, Endo Brewery

 

“Sake brewing is like raising children. We make sake with affection and keep a very close watch. We feel deep emotions when people admit that our process and attention to details is prominent in the taste and doing so is that much more rewarding. Char is one of the representatives of Endo Brewery, born with the enthusiasm of the master brewer as an excellent sake, a pursuit of impressive taste while maintaining traditions. Together with EMW, we invite sake lovers in Hong Kong and Macau to enjoy our carefully raised sakes with the brewers’ whole heart and soul into the mix.” 

 

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About Char

 

Char is an innovative sake brand created by Endo Brewery in 2017. This sake wants to impress consumers by its alive fresh fruity aroma and flavor, like the fanscinating comet in the sky that would never be forgotten. In 2018, the whole collection of Char obtained the Gold Award of Monde Selection International Fair.

 

Sake Portfolio

 

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Char 39 Mcnaught Junmaidaiginjo

 

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Char Bennett Nakadori Junmaidaiginjo

 

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Char Donati Hatsugumi Junmaiginjo

 

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Char Halley Gikagumi Junmai

 

EMW Fine Wines

 

EMW is a leading importer, distributor and brand builder in 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 around the world. EMW has an unequalled 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 10 consecutive years since 2011 by China Sommeliers Wine Challenge/WINE 100 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 | and TANAKA 1789 X CHARTIER Luxury Sake Sign an Exclusive Import and Distribution Agreement for Hong Kong and Macau
EMW | and TANAKA 1789 X CHARTIER Luxury Sake Sign an Exclusive Import and Distribution Agreement for Hong Kong and Macau

East Meets West Fine Wines and TANAKA 1789 X CHARTIER Luxury Sake Sign an Exclusive Import and Distribution Agreement for Hong Kong and Macau

 

Shanghai, 1st July, 2021 – East Meets West Fine Wines (Shanghai) Limited (EMW) and TANAKA 1789 X CHARTIER Sake Brand, from Tanaka Brewery founded in 1789 in Miyagi Prefecture, signed an exclusive Import and Distribution Agreement for Hong Kong and Macau, China.

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The New Art of Sake Blending

 

François Chartier, the Canadian-born aroma specialist and world-famous sommelier, was surprised to learn in early 2017 that as it is with Champagne, great wines, whiskies, sherries and port, the idea of blending has never been part of Japan’s sake culture. He wanted to change that. Meanwhile, the elegance, freshness and vivid acidity of some fine white wines (like those from Burgundy and the Loire Valley) also inspired Chartier. He believed sake can resemble those wine styles, without compromising its original soul.

 

So François Chartier came to the concept of the “The new art of sake blending” inspired by his science of molecular harmonies, which allowed him to make new handcrafted sakes using a blending method that augments, magnifies, and multiplies sakes through the magical skill of a “master blender” like Chartier. The result has been the birth of a revolutionary new line of sakes, TANAKA 1789 X CHARTIER.

 

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Gregory Bielot, Managing Partner, EMW Fine Wines

 

“After talking to François Chartier, I became very interested in both brand concept and the product. It is such a nice sake that combines the traditional Japanese brewing method with modern aroma molecular science: literally sake for wine lovers! I believe that our two teams working together will bring a sake blending revolution to the market.”

 

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François Chartier, Founder, TANAKA 1789 X CHARTIER Sake

 

“Thanks EMW for the trust in our TANAKA 1789 X CHARTIER sake project, which is on an incredible momentum since its launch, especially since the beginning of 2021. Thanks to the opening of several new markets, including yours now. Your vision of the wine and sake world fits perfectly with our desire to collaborate with high level importers/distributors, having a great knowledge of the high-end wine and sake, as well as the luxury restaurant and hotel market. I know that this collaboration between EMW & TANAKA 1789 X CHARTIER will be fruitful. As I always say to summarize my aromatic science: 1+1=3.” 

 

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About TANAKA 1789 X CHARTIER

 

In 2017, Canadian-born aroma specialist François Chartier developed TANAKA 1789 X CHARTIER’s first vintage project of Blend 001, thus creating “The new art of sake blending” in Japan and revolutionizing the production of Japanese sakes, using the principle of blending, as with grand crus wines from Bordeaux, or as it is the case with champagnes, sherry, ports, cognac and whiskies. He obtains a variety of different base sakes to be used in his innovative blending process, and each blend is different in texture, flavor, color and, of course, aroma: making room for individuality.

 

Sake Portfolio

 

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TANAKA 1789 X CHARTIER BLEND 001-2018 Tokubetsu Junmai

 

EMW Fine Wines

 

EMW is a leading importer, distributor and brand builder in 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 around the world. EMW has an unequalled 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 10 consecutive years since 2011 by China Sommeliers Wine Challenge/WINE 100 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