Chinese wine – tasting notes and some comment

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While in China nearly two weeks ago I seized every opportunity to taste Chinese wine, or at least the wine sold as Chinese wine. I was particularly fortunate that purple pager Marcus Ford, who buys wine for the restaurant M on the Bund, one of the very first of Shanghai’s new wave (now an ocean) of smart restaurants, offered to set up a blind tasting for me.

He and tasting buddies Fongyee Walker and Edward Ragg of Beijing wine consultants Dragon Phoenix Fine Wine Consulting (, fellow...