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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Move Over Napa

With all eyes on Beijing these days, there have been a flurry of China-related stories dominating the news lately. One that caught our eye recently was an article on Slate about China's growing interest in wine. The writer points out that China is the sixth largest wine producer in the world, and that a quarter of wine currently sold at auction goes to buyers in Hong Kong. Not surprisingly, huge international wine companies are scurrying to get in on the action, and wine collectors around the world are taking note of the emerging competition for their coveted wines. For a mere $4649 (plus tax) you can even sign up for a 15-day tour of China's wine country. Check out the full article here.