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?
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
If we cast aside the delicate cultural and political relationship between France and China, it seems the French influence on the wine industry in China has never been carefully studied, not even by the French wine trade.
The tasting trip of Tiansai Vineyards gave me the chance to directly face and understand the development opportunities for wine in the second-tier cities in China, and the trip brought me a lot of thoughts and feelings.
If we look at the Chinese market as a closed system, and if we assume the sales of domestic wines are opposed to that of imported wines, then it would seem that imported wines have robbed domestic wines of their shares in the market.
The inaugural Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter was held on 29 November and the first tutored seminar of the event was a tasting of Great Cabernets from China hosted by Steven Spurrier and me.
[LI Demei] How does one reduce the industry’s reliance on group purchase, and explore the direct consumer market? Taking part in wine exhibitions is perhaps an effective way.
Attracting the new generation of consumers to drink wine is the task wine industry practitioners should concentrate on.
[LI Demei] We still don’t know for certain whether China has another Cabernet Sauvignon sweet point, but one thing we do know is that not every region planting this grape is a perfect fit.
As a winemaker, I found that the younger generation of Chinese winemakers rarely work in wine estates, whether they were trained abroad or at the domestic universities and colleges.