Grape Wall of China

A China Wine Blog: The Scene in the World's Largest Market

Chantal Chi on the road: Is there “terroir” in China?

By Chantal Chi After spending a decade visiting the world’s wine regions, I decided this past year to see how the wine industry is progressing at home in China. Flying over China makes me realize that this country, with its diversity of climates and soils, is best considered as a continent. Given this, there should […]

Wine sales growth: French fever in Shanghai

By Chantal Chi A few weeks ago, just before the snow came, I went to a wine shop opening in Shanghai called French Touch. Despite the unusually cold weather, the shop was full of guests, including wine professionals, which just goes to show that with wine, China is hot. This is shown by recent China […]

Interview: Chantal Chi on wine, wineries and wine books

- By Jim Boyce Chantal Chi is the newest contributor to The Grape Wall of China. To kick off Chantal’s participation, I interviewed her about how she got involved in wine, her upcoming books, and more. How did you first get interested in wine? It was 1998. I was working in France and one day […]

  • Grape Wall of China

    Administered by Jim Boyce
    Email: beijingboyce at
    Follow: Weibo, Twitter & Facebook.
    Get info re the newsletter here.
  • Get The Newsletter

  • RSS Grape Wall Feed

  • Grape Wall Contributors

    Nicolas Carre

    Chantal Chi

    Yvonne Chiong
    Sommelier, consultant

    Judy Leissner
    Grace Vineyard CEO

    Li Demei
    Wine maker

    Huiqin Ma

    Campbell Thompson
    The Wine Republic co-owner

    Frankie Zhao
    Pro-Wine Training & Consultancy owner

    Jim Boyce
    Consumer, blog administrator

  • April 2014
    M T W T F S S
    « Mar    
  • Archives