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  • Wine Searcher (Jim Boyce)

    French Wine Fights Back in China

    As trade war clouds gather, France's winemakers are looking to revive an old love affair.

  • New York Times (Amy Qin)

    A French Wine From China? This $300 Bottle Is the Real Thing

    The 2017 wine is the culmination of a project that began 10 years ago, when the Lafite brand was at the peak of its popularity in China. “Lafite” has been used in the names of Chinese apartment complexes and even barbecue restaurants, said Jim Boyce, founder of Grape Wall of China, an English-language blog about Chinese wine.

  • Meininger's Wine Business International (Jim Boyce)

    The natural wine craze hits China

    Natural wine is having a moment in China, with Crush, held in late September, the biggest in a growing stream of tastings, dinners and pop-ups, especially during the past year. While the scene is still small, it is tapping a younger consumer niche focused on exploring wine rather than just buying the default status-oriented brands. Natural wine also appeals to concerns about food safety and desires to experience new wine styles.

  • Netflix (Season 2 of the 'Rotten' Series)

    Reign of Terroir

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  • China Daily (Alywin Chew)

    Chinese spirits, wines making a splash in overseas markets

    "I'm impressed by the rising quality of local wines. A dozen years ago, people were asking if there was any good wine made in China, because quality brands were few and far between. Then about a half-dozen years ago, we started to hear more people say, 'What Chinese wine is the best?', because we could find dozens of decent labels," says Beijing-based industry expert Jim Boyce.

  • Economist

    In the vinguard: Château Lafite cracks open its first Chinese vintage

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  • Meininger's Wine Business International (Jim Boyce)

    Are Trump’s tariffs hurting American wine in China?

    Coverage of China’s extra tariffs on US wine during the current trade war reveals a gap between reality and the claims being made by both media and trade bodies.

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    China’s Wine Market Looks “Corked” for Importers and Retailers in 2019

    After well over a decade of unbridled optimism, China’s wine market appears to be facing a much more uncertain road ahead. According to a recent piece by Jim Boyce, the 9 percent slide in demand for bottled imports in 2018 has continued into this year, with imports down 14 percent by volume and 20 percent by value in the first six months of 2019.

  • Wine Searcher (Jim Boyce)

    China Wine Market’s Rocky Road

    China's wine market has not aged well of late. Double-digit growth for bottled imports was the norm for a dozen years but 2018 saw volume drop 9 percent and value flatline versus 2017. The slide continued this year, with imports down 14 percent by volume and 20 percent by value the first six months.

  • CGTN (Wang Xiaonan)

    Reporter’s diary: How trade tensions make my reporting difficult

    "Everyday drinking wines and mid-range wines are losing ground," Jim Boyce, a Beijing-based wine blogger, told me.

  • The Beijinger (Jim Boyce)

    Celebrate “China’s Grape” Around Beijing With the Second World Marselan Day

    This week, Hulu, The Merchants, and VinVino will hold events focused on the grape as part of the second World Marselan Day.

  • The Globe and Mail (Beppi Crosariol)

    Wine, beer and booze words that deserve to disappear

    “Almost any wine is going to get an award if entered in enough or strategically chosen contests,” he says.

  • Australian Financial Review

    Penfolds baijiu-fortified red wine toasts China’s love affair with hard liquor

    "I've heard lots of negative wine trade reactions but that's them being snobby about wine, dismissive about baijiu and cynical about Penfolds. To be fair, I also have trouble imagining [Penfolds] chief winemaker Peter Gago enjoying a dram of baijiu before bed, " says Jim Boyce, a Beijing-based wine blogger.

  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    How Australia’s wine secrets are helping China’s market boom

    "Now we are seeing more finesse, more elegance."

  • Conde Nast Traveler (Mark Ellwood)

    Why China Should Be Your Next Wine Destination

    "Per Jim Boyce, the expat wine guru who runs the Grape Wall of China blog, there’s one other noteworthy local producer: the ten-year-old Chateau Yuanshi, with 2,000 acres under vine."

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