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Sichuan at the moment has about 20 wineries and 63,000 mu (4,200 hectares) of land under vine, with an annual production of 15,000 tonnes.

Could Sichuan be China's High-Altitude Wine Region?

Sichuan province, bordering Yunnan and Tibet in southwestern China, has been tipped by local government as the new testing ground for high-altitude viticulture, as the province’s wine industry turnover exceeds RMB 700 million (US$110 million).

A Daoist priest blesses the wine, which is being sold in Britain for around £13 a bottle Share.

Briton pours out a first for Chinese wine

A financier who battled with party politics, typhoons and irate farmers to set up a vineyard in China has now begun exporting to Britain.

It has taken several million pounds, a decade of frustration and 600 tons of chicken manure, but Chris Ruffle has finally achieved his dream.

Some of the wine, 10,000 litres in fact, was even falsely sold under the renowned Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOP label, the commercial value off which was €7000,000.

Massive Côte du Rhône fine-wine fraud uncovered by French police

Some 66.5 million bottles of wine, the equivalent of 13 Olympic sized swimming pools full of plonk, was falsely sold as high quality Côtes-du-Rhône wine, French officials have revealed.

The vineyards are located just below the Meili mountain in the northwest corner of Yunnan province. Photo: Ao Yun

Ao Yun Proves China Can Produce Wines That Can Compete With The Best

The first time I tasted the 2014 Ao Yun red wine blind, it was at a small dinner where it was served among many impressive wines – 1986 Chateau Clerc Milon, 2008 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia, 2014 Sena and 2007 Domaine Leroy Clos de Vougeot.

In the US, some 22 million bottles of rosé wine were sold last year, which accounts for 43% Provence rosé exports in volume.

Exports of rosé from Provence boom thanks to American wine lovers

Exports of rosé wine from Provence have shot up and it's largely because Americans have a growing thirst for the pink drink. But why is that?

The popularity of the drink which was mocked just 20 years ago has reached new heights abroad.