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Chinese wine, vintage 393 BC

- By Jim Boyce The China Daily reports that 2400-year-old wine has been discovered in Shaanxi province. “Local archaeologists said they unearthed a sealed bronze pot containing 2 kg of red liquid during an excavation of an ancient tomb built in the Warring States Period (475 BC – 221 BC),” states the paper. “Wafts of the ancient […]

Now legit to spit: Wine tasting approved as profession in China

“A shortage of professional tasters in the wine brewing industry will soon be eased as China has listed wine taster as a new profession in the country’s tenth batch of new professions,” reports state media. The article states that more than 80 percent of China’s reported 15,600 wine companies have complained about the wine taster […]

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