Launched in 2007, Grape Wall of China covers everything from trade news to consumer tastings to winery visits. Sign up for the free newsletter here, follow on Facebook here and Twitter here, or get in touch with the administrator, Jim Boyce, at grapewallofchina (at) gmail. … Continue reading →
After ten years of trials, tribulations and tinkering, the first commercial Chinese wine by iconic Bordeaux brand Lafite is now on the market and it ain't cheap. Bottled under the name Long Dai, the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Marselan has a suggested retail price of RMB2500 or … Continue reading →
The newest estate to officially join China's wine scene is Long Ting, a Shandong Peninsula operation that held its launch party yesterday. Here are five things to know about Long Ting. (Most of this info comes from Helen Lu.)
1 The name Long Ting translates to Dragon (Long 龙) Pavilion … Continue reading →
Hebei province winery Canaan, which ranks among the country's most promising operations and refers to the "Promised Land", has chosen a new name for the long-awaited commercial release of its wine. Canaan will use the label Shī Bǎi Piān (詩百篇), translatable to One Hundred Poems.
The … Continue reading →
While Chile has been the top source of imported bottled wine in China in 2019, the average bottle gets declared at just about USD2 -- premium labels are a tougher sell.
"It's been a difficult year and I don't think it will be getting any better," says Mariano Larrain Hurtado, a China-based … Continue reading →
Much of the Chinese wine hype has focused northwest during the past decade while the east and south have seen the rise of intriguing labels. In fact, you could argue the top five Chinese wineries will soon hail from provinces earlier dismissed, such as Shandong (too humid!), Hebei (too … Continue reading →