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08.08.2008

Hear That? It's the Sound of a Billion Wine Corks Pulled in China.

It's no surprise that with the Olympics going on, all manner of news media have turned their eye on China. The wine media have taken this opportunity to explore and explicate the rapidly growing interest in wine that seems to have arisen in China in the last few years. Much of this coverage is quite superficial, but increasingly journalists are actually exploring China's wines, wine regions, and wine culture.

Two recent articles are worth reading for their thoughtful commentary on China's burgeoning wine culture.

The first, from the ever articulate Mike Steinberger at Slate, draws on his experience living in Hong Kong for several years and paints a nuanced view of just what the obsession with wine among China's nouveau riche may mean for the world.

The second article, which appeared in the online version of Men's Vogue, explores the efforts to produce local wines in China. My own experiences corroborate the findings of of this article. Namely that most of the supposed top wines produced in China have a long way to go. However, it's only a matter of time before someone cracks the code (or simply spends enough effort and money) to produce excellent wine there.

Both articles are highly recommended reading for anyone who is interested in the future of the global wine industry. Like in so many aspects of the global economy, China's effect on the wine industry will be huge.


Comments (6)

09.04.08 at 2:34 PM

At some point in time, China will have a large impact on the wine industry ... the results will tell whether it is a positive or just Ho Hum experience.

Denise

10.31.14 at 8:18 PM

Thanks for another informative website. Where else could I get that type of info written in such an ideal method?
I have a venture that I am just now running on, and I have been at the glance out for such info.

10.31.14 at 8:54 PM

An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who
had been conducting a little homework on this.
And he actually bought me lunch simply because I stumbled upon it for
him... lol. So let me reword this.... Thanks for the meal!!

But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this subject here on your
blog.

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11.01.14 at 12:56 AM

I know this if off topic but I'm looking into starting my own blog and was
curious what all is needed to get setup? I'm assuming having
a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I'm not very web smart
so I'm not 100% certain. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Kudos

supra shoes wrote:
11.01.14 at 1:13 AM

Have you ever thought about publishing an e-book or guest authoring
on other sites? I have a blog based upon on the same information you discuss
and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know
my audience would value your work. If you're even remotely
interested, feel free to shoot me an e mail.

11.01.14 at 1:15 AM

This is my first time pay a visit at here and i am really impressed to read everthing at alone place.

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