Impressions of west meets east wine experiment


Jim Boyce is based in Beijing and is responsible for and has been closely involved in organising the Ningxia Winemakers Challenge on which we reported in three articles last week, of which the last was here. Below he adds some of his own reflections on this unique example of east meeting west in the winemaking area. The picture of harvest time in a typically sandy Ningxia vineyard was taken by Carl van der Merwe of De Morgenzon of South Africa.

As several of the winemakers were unable to return to bottle their wines this summer, a team of...