Wine in China - far from a rarity
13 Jan 2003 by JR
Japan may have been famous for buying wine but China is rapidly becoming famous for producing it. Here's an up-to-the-minute report from Glen Wheatley, who is a wine educator and wine consultant based in Beijing. He can be contacted at glen.wheatley@bestsolutionsintl.com . Anyone who has seen more of China than Beijing or Shanghai in the last two years will tell stories of tables of drinkers downing their local Maotai - white spirit. How, then, can it already be among the top 20 wine-consuming countries in the world? Everyone has their favorite horror stories about wine in China: expensive imported wine being kicked back like...

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