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Hong Kong as a successful wine trading hub: Business practices, government policies and drinking cultures
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2016 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

How do we make sense of Hong Kong's growing wine industry and drinking trend? In 2011 the wine industry was stunned when more than half of the global revenues of fine and rare wine trade were generated through auctions that took place in Hong Kong, overtaking New York to become the global wine auction hub. One might think that wine has long been a popular drink in Hong Kong but the wine drinking culture has only taken off since the withdrawal of wine tax in February 2008. Through the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data collected in Hong Kong, this paper explores how Hong Kong has successfully been transformed into a wine trading city from the perspective of wine businesses, government policies and consumers. As part of an ongoing piece of research, this paper will contribute to the growing body of literature on the globalisation of wine in the South East Asian context.

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Hong Kong, wine industry
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Social and Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-293419OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-293419DiVA: diva2:927692
The Worlds in a Wine Glass
Available from: 2016-05-12 Created: 2016-05-12 Last updated: 2016-05-12

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