Huiqin Ma

Red versus white: The grape grapple in China

May 26, 2008 // 1 Comment

By Huiqin Ma Chinese consumers buy nearly nine times more red wine than white wine. One common explanation is that the color red denotes good fortune in Chinese culture, thus making wine of that color more popular. I doubt this. After all, Chinese [...]

Wine education in China – campus edition

April 23, 2008 // 0 Comments

By Huiqin Ma Campbell Thompson of The Wine Republic was a recent guest lecturer in my Wine Culture and Appreciation course at China Agricultural University, on the outskirts of Beijing near the Summer Palace. He presented on China’s wine [...]

Travel with wine, trouble with wine

April 14, 2008 // 1 Comment

By Huiqin Ma My friend and wine maker Charles was stopped at Yantai airport in Shandong Province last week. The reason: security found more than two bottles of wine in his check-in luggage. He had to leave numerous bottles of expensive wine behind, [...]
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