Wine in China: what the dragon is drinking

Wine bottle in dragon holder

Richard surveys the latest news from the wine market in China.

My last review of the wine scene in China, filed in October 2019, predicted, somewhat uselessly, that anything could happen in the next 70 years. Less than 70 days later, a spate of unexplained pneumonia cases were being investigated in a hospital in Wuhan.

The subsequent pandemic became the most significant influence on human activity around the world, not least in China, although 'normality' now seems to be returning with fixity. Even Singapore, the most cautious of countries, has finally announced post-pandemic plans, including resumption of international travel...