Hong Kong star Carina Lau launches online wine, champagne brand

Chinese actress Carina Lau poses during a photocall, before the presentation of her wine products during Vinexpo, the world's biggest wine fair, in Bordeaux, France.
Chinese actress Carina Lau poses during a photocall, before the presentation of her wine products during Vinexpo, the world's biggest wine fair, in Bordeaux, France.PHOTO: AFP
Chinese actress Carina Lau arrives for a photocall, before the presentation of her wine products during Vinexpo, the world's biggest wine fair, in Bordeaux, France.
Chinese actress Carina Lau arrives for a photocall, before the presentation of her wine products during Vinexpo, the world's biggest wine fair, in Bordeaux, France.PHOTO: AFP
Wine bottles with the effigy of Chinese actress Carina Lau, which can be purchased on internet are pictured during Vinexpo.
Wine bottles with the effigy of Chinese actress Carina Lau, which can be purchased on internet are pictured during Vinexpo.PHOTO: AFP

BORDEAUX (AFP) - Hong Kong movie star Carina Lau on Wednesday launched her own online wine and champagne brand at the world's biggest wine and spirits fair Vinexpo in southern France.

Going on sale in China on the Alibaba website under the name of the actress are six top-end Bordeaux and four other wines from the region as well as two Moutard champagnes and a sparkling wine.

"It's an important day for me and my company Carina International E-commerce Limited," said the actress who married movie star Tony Leung Chiu Wai in 2008.

"My first products are red wine and champagne but it will be introducing many more other products under my brand."

A total 280,000 bottles of the top-end Bordeaux wines will be offered in a pre-sale launch with the four vintages from the Haut-Medoc, Margaux and Saint Emilion available later following the official launch of sales in Shanghai.

Lau, 49, already has cosmetics, fashion and jewellery brands and owns 17 nightclubs.