Title: China awards Samos
In 2009, Samos wines started slowly penetrating the Chinese market. Since then, the demand and the recognition increased leading to this August 2012 when the Samos wines received amazing ratings by the esteemed Chinese wine magazine WINE.
In a competition organized by WINE magazine, Samos Nectar 2006 was awarded with the Grand Golden Bottle Award with a rating of 96,9! The Samos Grand Cru 2011 received 87,2 in the same competition winning the Bronze medal.
Samos Nectar 2006 thrilled the judges which is a very encouraging sign for the future of Samos wines in China since it indicates that the taste of tradition and excellent winemaking can bring together two countries that are so far away from each other.
As mentioned before, the exports in China commenced in November 2009 and since then they have been impressively increasing. During the first years of opening the market, they had an increase of 105% average per year. In 2012, when the market started stabilizing but in an increasing trend, the increase was 30%. The same increased is forecasted for 2013.