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Exotica from China
17 Feb 2014 by Richard Hemming
Beijing-based wine educator Fongyee Walker brought this small collection of five Chinese wines to London last month for a thought-provoking tasting. Firstly, the wines themselves presented a huge range of styles from the un-scoreable Yunnan white made from unknown (almost certainly non-vinifera) grape varieties to the modern, sleek Cabernet Sauvignon from Great Wall. Also remarkable were the labels, photographs of which I have posted below. With the exception of The Summit, these are labels aimed squarely at Chinese speakers - and very understandably so. What intrigues me is the thought that, as Chinese wine production continues to...

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