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On the margin: Why that bottle of wine costs RMB400

By Campbell Thompson Let’s say you dine in a five-star hotel in China, decide to order a bottle of wine, and spot one on the menu for RMB 400. How did the wine get listed at that price? There are three key factors at work. First, the combined import duty, value-added tax and consumption tax […]

China: a wine taster’s paradise?

By Campbell Thompson China’s major cities are a burgeoning wine lover’s paradise that offer budding oeneophiles the chance to sample many of the world’s great wines. “A wine lover’s paradise?” you ask. “Surely that’s just a bit of New Year’s celebratory hyperbole?” Well, perhaps “paradise” is going too far, but Beijing and Shanghai are great […]

Grape Wall of China 2.0: Campbell Thompson

Grape Wall of China will soon begin including contributions from ten people involved in the Greater China wine scene as academics, wine-makers, distributors, educators or consumers. To kick things off, I will post a profile each day. (For more China wine info, join the Grape Wall of China group on Facebook and/or sign up for my […]

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