VinItaly heading for Hong Kong
VeronaFiere, the organizers of wine exhibition VinItaly, has signed a key partnership with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to promote Italian wines in China. According to VeronaFiere Italian wine exports to Hong Kong are up 33% on the previous year and predicted to continue growing at this rate. The Hong Kong Trade Development Council see Hong Kong positioned as the wine capital of Asia since the HK government abolished taxes and duties on wines and spirits in 2008 and demand took off. Italy has also been named official partner country to the 2011 edition of the Hong Kong International Wines & Spirits Fair.