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China wine press: Oil executives, wine pumps, fakes and more

Excerpts from online coverage of the China wine scene… – (What, you expect them to drink Latour? How crude…) Andrew Higgins of The Washington Post reports on the controversy surrounding executives at massive China oil company Sinopec for having a penchant for pricey Chateau Lafite: Oil companies usually focus on barrels, but Chinese petroleum giant […]

A Chinese buyer for Penfold’s: From April Fool’s joke to reality?

The speed of change in China is sometimes hard to fathom even if you live here. Three years ago, the April Fool’s joke on this blog was that a Chinese winery planned to acquire Australia’s Penfold’s, with faux spokesman A.P. Fu describing the two as a great fit. Fu said longer-term plans include exporting Australian […]

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