Showcase own terroir, Chinese wineries urged

Helanshan, China

IN A country renowned for forgery, winemaker Jose Hernandez worries China's burgeoning viniculture industry will suffer from blatant copying of Bordeaux's output.

China has the world's second-largest grape growing area, but experts say its winemakers need to innovate rather than imitate established European or New World regions if they are ever to join their ranks.

When Mr Hernandez, a Chilean, walked into a winery in Ningxia, he found an unappetising blend: brand new Chinese equipment...


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