You are here:  Home >> Inside information >> The Chinese and wine
The Chinese and wine
2 Nov 2011 by Guest contributor
The following I find a fascinating insight on China, the Chinese and the potential for wine in China, written by a friend who spends a substantial amount of his time there. He is an academic, a consultant and an author but wishes to remain anonymous for the purposes of his observations below. I have been pondering your question of why the Chinese have such a different attitude to wine. There is the biological fact that many East Asians can't tolerate alcohol. When I offered my manager XY a glass of wine the first time, she had to lean against a door after one sip and then go and sit down. For her, wine is seen as...

Sorry, this page is available only to current Purple Pages members. If you're not a member, why not join today and meet a lively community of fellow wine enthusiasts?

If you are already a Purple Pager, please log in.

Sign up for Purple Pages
  • 10651 articles (two new most days) and 99464 tasting notes
  • Exclusive online access to The Oxford Companion to Wine
  • Exclusive online access to all the World Atlas of Wine maps
  • Lively and intelligent Members' forum
  • Completely independent news, comment and inside tips
Join now
£6.99 a month or £69 a year
(Available in GBP, USD, EUR or AUD)
Contact us | Team Jancis | Site FAQs | Join now | Terms and Conditions | Privacy policy | Site map | RSS
© Copyright 2000-2014 Jancis Robinson