李德美/LI Demei

Biography
李德美/LI Demei

Demei LI, associate professor of Wine Tasting and Enology in Beijing Agriculture College and invited teacher at ESA Angers, France. He obtained Master diploma for Fruit Tree Science, and Engineer for Viti-Oeno-Economie in ENITA de Bordeaux. Demei had his training in Chateaux Palmer, and visited almost all the wine regions in the world. He is aiming to create a dialogue with the consumer with wine.

Demei was the first chef wine maker and technique director for Chinese-French government-joint venture project, Sino-French Demonstration Vineyards and winery, and is the member of the Chinese Wine Technique Committee, and the member of National Wine Judge Board. Demei is vice-general-secretary of China Wine Association and Vice-general-secretary of Chinese viticulture Society. Consulting for several vineyards in China, and one wine won International Trophy in Decanter World Wine Award in London 2011. He won 2012 Wine Intelligence 10-for-10 Business Award and RVF’s Man of the year in Chinese wine industry. He was invited as the judge for several wine challenges in Singapore, HK and in Europe. Demei was invited by the organizer from Wine for Future, wine business international as well as some of French, Italian, Portuguese and New Zealand’s wine association to speak on Chinese preference on wine.

Demei started to write for the Wine Review of Singapore 10 years ago, and today he is one of the most famous wine writers in China, wine columnist for several wine magazine and news. He published ‘wine-communication from a Chinese winemaker’ and ‘Wine Grapes Varieties’.

ALL ARTICLES FROM 李德美/LI DEMEI
The changes brought by wine at the China Food and Drinks Fair  

[LI Demei] On the 26th of March, the 92nd China Food and Drinks Fair (CFDF) kicked off in the Chengdu Century City New Exhibition and Convention Centre.

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The style of Chinese wines  

[LI Demei] To create the style of a wine region, the producers need to complete a few basic tasks. They need to firstly learn about the local climate and soil conditions, then find out the appropriate planting methods and suitable product type, as well as

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The Year of ‘Yang’ in the lunar calendar  

[LI Demei] If we combine the concept of vintage with the 12 Chinese zodiacs in the promotion of wines, isn’t it a good example of ‘localised wine marketing’?

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Chinese wines made from native ‘furry vines’  

[LI Demei] Since these grapes are not Vitis vinifera, why not abandon the European routine, and explore a wine that better reflects the unique features of the grape, and friendly to the local palate?

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How far is it from the winemaker to the consumer?  

[LI Demei] It’s such a complicated journey for the wine from the barrel and the winemaker to the consumer. So as a consumer, when you meet a unsatisfactory wine, please don’t rush to blame the winemaker, as the dissatisfaction is not necessarily his faul

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