In the northeast of China, there is a grape species called Vitis amurensis, whose Chinese name is also Shan Pu Tao.
A new trend of Californian winemaking is blowing across the industry like a refreshing breeze, determined to topple my ‘simple and masculine’ impression of Californian wines.
[LI Demei] Despite the frequent media attention on wine in recent years, it is still only a small category among the sea of alcoholic drinks in China. However, what changes has wine brought to Chinese dinner tables?
[LI Demei] Why is it so difficult to promote wine consumption in Chinese restaurants? Why don’t the restaurant managers want to take the initiative to promote the wines?
[LI Demei] Do you know that the Chinese name for Sauvignon Blanc is 'everlasting longing'? How to best describe the distinctive aromas of the variety to the Chinese students?
Last Thursday, 18 June, the curtain came down on Vinexpo 2015, after five days in which 2,400 exhibitors from 45 countries all over the world set up their stands to talk to the international wine trade.
Now sommelier has become the new dreamed-for profession among Chinese youngsters. But what is the fundamental purpose of having sommeliers anyway?
[LI Demei] Unnecessary ‘inferiority complex’ is common in today’s Chinese wine market.
If you visit a vineyard in northern China in the winter season, you might wonder: where have all the grapevines gone?
The success of Grace Vineyard lies not only in its high quality wines; but more importantly, it has established a ‘sample case’ for Chinese boutique wineries.