Wine from Gobi Desert Aims At Market

As China’s local wine market grows and foreign labels are running vineyards in China, wine from the Gobi desert is aiming at the booming market. The Gobi desert is located in the Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang region. Although the...

Hu Gets the Best Wine

China’s Central Propaganda Department warned domestic media not to hype gourmet food served at the recent Two Sessions, hoping to avoid stoking resentment over the country’s growing wealth gap. Bloomberg’s...

China’s Palate Ripens for European Vineyards

As China’s local vineyards try to meet growing demand for wine, consumers have their sights on foreign wines from France, Italy, and Spain . Due to this increase in demand for foreign wine, both state-owned firms and...

Yao Ming Joins Shanghai Political Body

Former NBA star Yao Ming, who retired last summer and returned to China to enroll in Shanghai Jiaotong University, posted up as a new member of the standing committee of Shanghai’s political advisory body on Monday. From...

Lafite Counterfeits Afloat?

China’s wealthy have been rapidly acquiring a taste for wine in recent years. The country has entered the world’s top five grapevine growers, and quality has also improved significantly, with a number of Chinese...

Yao Ming Courts China's Wine Boom

With demand for wine in China ripening – both for domestically produced and, more dramatically, imported wines – one of the country’s most recognizable faces is taking aim at the market. From The Wall Street...

China Laps Up Luxuries

A number of recent articles have focused on China’s increasingly formidable appetite for imported luxury goods. The Economist gives an overview: Sales of luxury goods are exploding, despite a hefty tax on importing them. A...

Six Detained in Chemical Wine Scandal in China

Six people have been detained in Changli County, Hebei, “China’s Bordeaux”, after chemical additives were found in wine. AFP reports: An expose broadcast by state television revealed that wineries were...

A Toast to China’s Wine Industry

The Wall Street Journal thinks that the budding Chinese wine industry could be a rewarding investment: Beverage consumption is rising among the Chinese, with the alcohol market expanding 22% in 2009 versus last year. That makes...

Winemaker Has Right Vintage for China Success

The Wall Street Journal interviews Judy Leissner, president of Grace Vineyard in Shanxi Province, one of China’s most successful wineries: Ms. Leissner is optimistic about the future of the wine industry in China despite...

Wine From China

In the annual Year in Ideas special, the New York Times Magazine quotes a report from Berry Brothers & Rudd, England’s oldest independent wine merchant, predicting that in 50 years China will become the world’s...

What Makes Chinese Wine Red?

The following has been posted in online forums in China, and claims to expose the dirty secrets of the nascent Chinese wine industry, excerpts translated by CDT. Xi Si Hutong (alley), 2008-10-22 17:28:02 Recently, Mr. Wang, a...

China’s Taste for Chocolate

From the Shanghai Daily: “Chinese people in the past only considered chocolate as something with a sweet taste and brown color,” said Elvin Ho, Asian Pacific regional sales and marketing director of Barry Callebaut,...



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