Hong Kong-based internet wine sellers bigsavewine.com is planning to expand its operation into other Asian cities.

Bigsavewine offers around 300 varieties at discounted prices and allows its online consumers to buy wines individually rather than by the case.

The e-venture is part of a larger bigsave.com company owned by Hong Kong-listed Regent Pacific.

Managing director Al Chalabi told just-drinks.com that he is looking to move into Korea next. Taiwan and Thailand are also being considered.

The move into Korea will piggy-back on the Regent Pacific-owned Korea Online financial services portal. "People like the convenience of e-commerce as purchasing after you are familiar with a wine and know
what you want is a chore," says Al Chalabi.

"You generally do not get a good price until you buy a case but this way you can get a mix of wines and still at a good price."

David Robertson
Asia-Pacific correspondent