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Books: Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2008

August 26, 2007 // 4 Comments

I picked up Hugh Johnson‘s Pocket Wine Book 2008 over the weekend. Just in case anyone is interested, the section on China covers one-fifth of a page out of more than 300 pages [my comments are in square brackets]: With nearly 5% of world production, China is the sixth-largest producer and continues to increase by 15% annually. Twenty-six provinces produce wine from over 400 wineries, especially Shandong, Hebei, Tianjin, Jilin, Xinjiang, Beijing, Henan, Gansu, Nin[g]xia, and Yunan. [China doesn’t have this many provinces. It’s safe to say, though, that wine is a great many parts of China.] Four companies dominate – Dynasty, Changyu, […]