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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

EMW丨2021 WINE100 Challenge Awarded Wine List Revealed
EMW丨2021 WINE100 Challenge Awarded Wine List Revealed

EMW丨2021 WINE100 Challenge Awarded Wine List Revealed

 

The 2021 WINE100 Challenge Award Ceremony was held in Kerry Center, Hangzhou on June 11th. This year, Chairman Julien Boulard MW and Professor Ma Huiqin led a group of well-known wine experts at home and abroad, tasting and scoring more than 800 wine entries in three days, and finally came to the 2021 WINE100 Challenge awarded wine list.

 

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(from left to right) WINE100 Chairman Julien Boulard MW, WINE100 founder David Jiang, EMW COO Olivier Six

 

East Meets West Fine Wines (EMW) participated with 37 wines and was awarded 5 Trophies, 6 Golds, 11 Silvers and 10 Bronzes. Undoubtedly, EMW has performed so well again this year!

 

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Trophy

 

MAZZEI, "Vicoregio 36", Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG, 2017

马泽世家36号奇安蒂经典红葡萄酒

BEST ITALY WINE最佳意大利葡萄酒

Wine Advocate 95 points

James Suckling 95 points

Variety 品种: 100% Sangiovese 100%桑娇维赛

Region 产地: Tuscany/Italy意大利/托斯卡纳

 

VIÑA CASABLANCA "Neblus" Syrah, Casablanca Valley DO, 2015

卡萨布兰卡酒庄尼伯乐特酿红葡萄酒

BEST CHILE WINE最佳智利葡萄酒

BEST CHILE RED WINE最佳智利红葡萄酒

James Suckling 94 points

Variety 品种: 100% Syrah 100%西拉

Region 产地: Casablanca Valley/Chile智利/卡萨布兰卡山谷

 

DUVAL-LEROY Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru Brut

杜洛儿白中白香槟

BEST FRANCE WINE最佳法国葡萄酒

BEST SPARKLING WINE最佳起泡葡萄酒

International Wine and Spirit Competition Gold

Variety 品种: Chardonnay霞多丽

Region 产地: Champagne/France法国/香槟区

 

Gold

 

MAZZEI, "Vicoregio 36", Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG, 2017

马泽世家36号奇安蒂经典红葡萄酒

Wine Advocate 95 points

James Suckling 95 points

Variety 品种: 100% Sangiovese 100%桑娇维赛

Region 产地: Tuscany/Italy意大利/托斯卡纳

 

VIÑA CASABLANCA "Neblus" Syrah, Casablanca Valley DO, 2015

卡萨布兰卡酒庄尼伯乐特酿红葡萄酒

James Suckling 94 points

Variety 品种: 100% Syrah 100%西拉

Region 产地: Casablanca Valley/Chile智利/卡萨布兰卡山谷

 

DUVAL-LEROY Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru Brut

杜洛儿白中白香槟

International Wine and Spirit Competition Gold

Variety 品种: Chardonnay霞多丽

Region 产地: Champagne/France法国/香槟区

 

EDOUARD DUVAL, Brut d'Eulalie

爱德华蜜语园香槟

James Suckling 92 points

Variety 品种: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay 黑比诺 霞多丽

Region 产区: Champagne/France 法国/香槟区

 

DUVAL-LEROY "Fleur de Champagne", Premier Cru Brut

杜洛儿一级葡萄园花语香槟

Wine Advocate 91 points

Variety 品种: Premier Cru and Grand Cru Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 产自一级园和特级园的霞多丽和黑比诺

Region 产区: Champagne/France 法国/香槟区

 

Vilafonté, "Series M", Paarl - Simonsberg, 2017

薇芳酒庄M系列红葡萄酒

Variety 品种: 40% Merlot 40%梅洛, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon 31%赤霞珠, 29% Malbec 29%马贝克

Region 产区: Paarl - Simonsberg/South Africa 南非/帕尔-西蒙帕

 

Silver

 

Susana Balbo, BenMarco Malbec, Mendoza, 2017

苏珊巴博酒庄本玛科马贝克红葡萄酒

Variety 品种: 100% Malbec 100%马贝克

Region 产区: Mendoza/Argentina 阿根廷/门多萨

 

Wairau River, Pinot Noir, Marlborough, 2018

维拉河黑比诺红葡萄酒

Decanter 89 points

Variety 品种: 100% Pinot Noir 100%黑比诺

Region 产区: Marlborough/New Zealand 新西兰/马尔伯勒

 

Wairau River, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2019

维拉河长相思白葡萄酒

Variety 品种: 100% Sauvignon Blanc 100%长相思

Region 产区: Marlborough/New Zealand 新西兰/马尔伯勒

 

VIÑA CASABLANCA "Cefiro" Chardonnay, Casablanca Valley DO, 2018

马泽世家36号奇安蒂经典红葡萄酒

Variety 品种: 100% Chardonnay 100%霞多丽

Region 产区: Casablanca Valley/Chile 智利/卡萨布兰卡山谷

 

VIÑA CASABLANCA "Nimbus" Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley DO, 2018

卡萨布兰卡酒庄尼博山庄长相思白葡萄酒

James Suckling 92 points

Variety 品种: 100% Sauvignon Blanc 100%长相思

Region 产区: Casablanca Valley/Chile 智利/卡萨布兰卡山谷

 

Famille Perrin Les Sinards Rouge, Châteauneuf du Pape AOC, 2017

佩兰家族教皇新堡希娜红葡萄酒

Wine Advocate 92-94 points

Jeb Dunnuck 92-94 points

Variety 品种: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah 歌海娜 穆尔韦德 西拉

Region 产区: Southern Rhône Valley/France 法国/南罗纳河谷

 

CRAGGY RANGE, "Sophia", Hawke's Bay, 2018

克拉吉酒庄索非亚红葡萄酒

Variety 品种: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot 梅乐 赤霞珠 品丽珠 小维尔多

Region 产区: Hawke's Bay/New Zealand 新西兰/霍克湾

 

CRAGGY RANGE Pinot Noir, Martinborough, 2018

克拉吉酒庄黑比诺红葡萄酒

Variety 品种: Pinot Noir 黑比诺

Region 产区: Martinborough/New Zealand 新西兰/马丁堡

 

Vilafonté Seriously Old Dirt, Paarl - Simonsberg, 2017

薇芳酒庄旷古之土红葡萄酒

Variety 品种: 37% Malbec 37%马贝克, 36% Merlot 36%梅洛, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon 26%赤霞珠, 1% Cabernet Franc 1%品丽珠

Region 产区: Paarl - Simonsberg/South Africa 南非/帕尔-西蒙帕

 

CORIMBO, "Corimbo I", Ribera del Duero DO, 2014

寇利珀酒庄寇利珀一号红葡萄酒

Guía Peñín 94 points

James Suckling 93 points

Variety 品种: 100% Tempranillo 100%添普兰尼洛

Region 产区: Ribera Del Duero/Spain 西班牙/杜罗河岸

 

PAZO DE SENORANS, Albariño, Rías Baixas DO, 2019

圣纳斯阿尔巴利诺白葡萄酒

Variety 品种: Albariño 阿尔巴利诺

Region 产区: Galicia/Spain 加利西亚/西班牙

 

Congratulations to the awarded wines above!

 

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

 

Juanita Yu  Marketing Director, Greater China

Tel: +86 (21) 6282 4966

Email: juanita.yu@emw-wines.com

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

EMW | and Four Fox Saké from Osaka Prefecture Sign an Import and Distribution Agreement for Mainland China
EMW | and Four Fox Saké from Osaka Prefecture Sign an Import and Distribution Agreement for Mainland China

EMW and Four Fox Saké from Osaka Prefecture Sign an Import and Distribution Agreement for Mainland China
 

Shanghai, May 28th, 2021 – EMW Fine Wines (Shanghai) Limited (EMW) and Distinguished Den Distribution Limited (Four Fox Saké), the Osaka Prefecture saké brewer, signed a new Import and Distribution Agreement for Mainland China.
 

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Four Fox Saké is a stunning blend of tradition, function and modernity. Instead of focusing on the brand history, it stands apart from the rest, saying that saké is not a drink to only be enjoyed in restaurants; it is to be celebrated everywhere, in a class of its own.

The bottle of Four Fox Saké is a tribute to Inari Okami, the god of Rice, Saké, Swordsmiths and Foxes in Japanese mythology. Four Fox Saké represents this purity and perfection.

 

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Olivier Six, COO, EMW Fine Wines


“The first time I came to know Four Fox Saké, I was deeply impressed by its unique tasting profile and exquisite modern design. The covid-19 postponed our collaboration but I'm really glad that we are starting now our cooperation and can't wait to taste Four Fox Saké in our partner venues. We're proud of being part of an incredible fast growing market, where opportunities are huge for Saké category.”

 

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Michael Campion, Managing Director, Four Fox Saké


“Ever since we met EMW at Vinexpo Shanghai 2019, we knew that we wanted to work with them. We are delighted to find that we are sharing one common vision for a modern and exciting saké brand in China, and believe they will be the best partner to realize our potential.”

 

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About Four Fox Saké


Four Fox Saké is made in a beautiful brewery in rural Osaka Prefecture, Japan, using the highest quality rice and fresh mountain spring water that runs through the property. The brewery has been in continuous production for almost 200 years and kept in the same family all this time. The fox spirits of Inari Okami were entrusted to guard the Torii gates, only allowing the purest of spirits to pass. Four Fox Saké represents this purity and perfection.

 

Saké Portfolio
 

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Four Fox Junmai Daiginjo
 

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


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 | signs partnership agreement with ZEYA Hard Seltzer
EMW | signs partnership agreement with ZEYA Hard Seltzer

 EMW Fine Wines signs partnership agreement with ZEYA Hard Seltzer

 

Partnership with ZEYA will expand EMW portfolio to the fast growing Hard Seltzer category.
 

SHANGHAI, May 7th, 2021 – EMW Fine Wines (EMW) has signed a partnership agreement with ZEYA Hard Seltzer, one of China’s first hard seltzer brands with a self-owned brewing facility, to expand into the new drinking market.

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EMW will present Zeya to all our existing channels into on-trade, off-trade, and e-commerce in Mainland China with future opportunities in Hong Kong and Macau. The full range of Zeya products will be officially launched to all EMW channels from May 17th.
 

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Founded in 2020, ZEYA is the first hard seltzer in China with a self-owned brewing facility. ZEYA has made it their mission to champion a healthy life style world by empowering young people to live confidently. The company pursues healthier, more casual approaches to leisure through the products and communities they create. Based in Shanghai, ZEYA has four refreshing flavors of white peach, cucumber, passion fruit and grapefruit, as well as limited release and seasonal products.
 

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Liz Li, EMW Fine Wines, E-commerce & Digital Marketing Director

“We are very glad to work with Zeya in all our distribution channels, to expand our portfolio to a totally new and rising category – Hard Seltzer. ZEYA is refreshing and full of taste, we believe it is not only an upcoming trendy but a fascinating product appealing for the younger generation. We look forward to sharing Zeya healthy lifestyle with all our clients.”

 

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Eric Hoang, Co-founder, ZEYA

“We are thrilled to be working with EMW. This is an excellent team with tremendous expertise in the importation and distribution of wine and spirits in the Greater China market. This immediately increases our distribution capabilities and allows us to focus on our craft on creating great-tasting, innovative beverages.”

 

In addition to EMW’s strong distribution network, EMW will also support Zeya with comprehensive marketing capabilities and partnerships with social media platforms and KOL agencies.

 

Product Highlights of ZEYA Hard seltzer
 

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0 sugar, 0 carbs, 84 kcal, 4.5% abv, ZEYA is simple blend of soda water, gluten-free alcohol, and unique flavors. It is great tasting, refreshing and bubbly beverage you’ll feel great about drinking!
 

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About EMW
 

Founded in 2003, EMW is a major wine, sake and craft spirit importer and distributor throughout the Greater China market. Specialized in family owned wineries, sake breweries and craft spirit producers from the most renowned regions in the world, EMW is now exclusively distributing more than 900 labels from 16 different countries to luxury hotels, gastronomic restaurants, high-end retail chains, online shops, wholesalers, distributors, and private customers in more than 160 cities in China.

 

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EMW has branch offices in all major tier-1 Mainland markets such as Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu, as well as representative offices in Chongqing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shenyang, Qingdao, and Xi’an. The company also has offices in Hong Kong and Macao.
 

For further information, please contact

Liz Li
EMW E-commerce & Digital Marketing Director, Greater China
Liz.li@emw-wines.com

EMW | EMW Fine Wines and Godet Cognac begin new Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau
EMW | EMW Fine Wines and Godet Cognac begin new Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau

EMW Fine Wines and Godet Cognac begin new Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau

 

The importer-distributor EMW Fine Wines and the 15th generation heritage cognac brand,  COGNAC GODET, are proud to announce their new exclusive partnership within Greater China, which includes Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau markets. This collaboration officially commences December 2020.

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Olivier Six, EMW Fine Wines, COO

We are thrilled to begin our distribution partnership with Cognac Godet. Godet is an artisan producer, 100% family owned for over 432 years, with a unique product line that includes classic cognac and also single grape variety and single terroir cognacs, a rare legacy of cognac, that fits perfectly within our portfolio of world class estates from around the world. This is one of the most important and historical independent estates in Cognac. At the same time China is one of the world's most important markets for Cognac. We look forward to building the market in China together.”

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Jean Edouard Godet, 15th generation of Cognac Godet – Owner

"For 15 generations our family has been elaborating cognac in La Rochelle by the sea where our business began so many years ago. In this unique location our cognacs are distilled, aged and blended using the experience and knowledge passed down from father to son over generations.  In this seaside location we handcraft a beautiful expression of cognac following the traditions of our family since 1588.

Today we are proud to announce our new cooperation with EMW, a company with a great family spirit. We both share the same objective, to deliver authenticity and great quality to the curious consumers who care about the products they consume. China is a remarkable market for cognac with many connoisseurs and many opportunities for new consumers to discover this beautiful expression of grape, history and place."

 

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Cognac Godet – Since the Cognac Exists

With a history dating back to 1588, the House of Godet ranks amongst the oldest Cognac houses. The Godet family has been based in the seaside town and former trading hub La Rochelle for over 400 years. Since the very beginning of Cognac production, they have played an important role in perfecting this culture. Cognac Godet has been in the hands of the same family for an astonishing 15 generations, who have placed tradition and excellence at the heart of their business. Godet is also one of the few Cognac producers who focus on cultivating and using the Folle Blanche grape variety, the original Cognac grape.

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Exported around the world across a network of 60 national distributors, the House of Godet aims to express Cognac’s multiple terroirs and emotions through a portfolio of varied, traditional and modern cognacs. Limited production, long maturation, hand-crafted and on demand bottling of tailor made cuvées are some of Godet’s deep beliefs.

 

 

Cognac Portfolio

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GODET COGNAC  VSOP Original

 

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GODET COGNAC  XO Fine Champagne

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GODET COGNAC  Single Cru 22 Years – Grand Champagne

 

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GODET COGNAC  Single Cru 15 Years – Fins Bois

 

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GODET COGNAC XO Terre

 

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GODET COGNAC Extra

 

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GODET COGNAC  Renaissance

 

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GODET COGNAC  Single Vintage

 

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 ten consecutive years since 2011 by China Sommeliers Wine Challenge/WINE 100 Challenge.

 

CONTACTS EMW:

Knight Hu              

EMW Brand Manager, Greater China

Tel: +86 (21) 6282 4966   

Email: knight.hu@emw-wines.com

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

Tel: 86 21 6282 4966

Email: knight.hu@emw-wines.com   

 

Juanita Yu          

EMW Senior Brand Manager, Greater China

Tel: +86 (21) 6282 4966   

Email: juanita.yu@emw-wines.com

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