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Chinese rivalling French as investors in Bordeaux vineyards

They each account for around one-third of buyers; more than 100 properties in France's south-west wine-producing area owned by Chinese tycoons

China is the world's biggest consumer of red wine and the top export market for Bordeaux, buying 60 million bottles last year. (Above) Yiping Cai, founder of La Selection, which exports Bordeaux wine to China.


CHINESE investors now rival the French in buying vineyards in Bordeaux: a sign both of the region's global prestige and China's seemingly unquenchable thirst for wine, according to local property agencies and industry associations.

More than 100 properties in France's