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Pre-ProWein: China focus of Meininger’s one-day wine conference in Germany

~ By Jim Boyce ProWein is a massive annual German wine show with huge tents, oodles of oom-pah-pah bands and voluptuous leiderhosen-clad servers walking about with fistfuls of dangerously full glasses. Actually, to be honest, I haven’t been to this event, and I might be confusing it with Oktoberfest, but what is important to this […]

Wine in China: Three ways to improve quality

By Li Demei – Wine makers and companies in China face many challenges. Here are three things they could do to improve their wine. 1. Wineries need to focus on improving viticulture, that is, the quality of their grapes, rather than simply relying on buying good equipment. Many producers buy their grapes through contracts with […]

Seven wine regions in China: Pros and cons

By Li Demei – While many people are aware that China produces a great deal of wine, few know about the challenges facing grape growers and wine makers in different parts of the country. Here is one pro and one con for each of the main wine regions. Northwest (Xinjiang, Ningxia, and Gansu) Pro: Summers […]

Joining the bunch: Li Demei, wine maker

Li Demei is joining the group of contributors at Grape Wall of China, a nonprofit site that brings wine consumers, distributors, makers, academics and consultants together to talk about the country’s wine scene. Li has been heavily involved in China’s wine scene as a wine maker, consultant, writer, and speaker. A graduate of ENITA in […]

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