Going to market: China wine workshop

I cashed in some annual leave yesterday to attend the International Workshop on the Wine Market in China, held in Beijing, and it was time well spent.

Insightful lectures on the buying behaviors of local consumers, lessons for foreign winemakers looking to partner with China distributors, and government policies that impact foreign wines were capped with a tasting of 14 Chinese wines from at five (at least) provinces – it was my first chance to try wines from Jilin in the far northeast and Yunnan in the southwest and I think this was an intriguing part of the program as it was the first visit to China for many of the attendees.

I’ll post thoughts on the conference and the wines from next Monday…


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3 Comments

  1. @ Y A Li,

    I’ll be posting some notes from each of the presenters on August 9. I couldn’t make the final day unfortunately.

    @ Tony,

    Thanks for the comment. I’ll try to post my notes on the 14 wines within the next week.

    Cheers, Boyce

  2. hey Jim, you are a excellent recorder. you almost record everythin of this workshop.

    I am interested in your opinions on those 14 chinese wines. I mean it is not because of my wine was among the 14 ones but of those all in a foreign wine lover’s eyes.

  3. Very intesesting topic. Looking forward to read more. Also would like to know who were the organizers and presenters.