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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.

From 18 to 21 March, Vinitaly China will present several B2B walk-around tastings at the Shangri-la Hotel Chengdu.

Vinitaly is returning to this year’s Chengdu Wine Fair this month (March), showcasing wines from 14 Italian wineries and 12 Chinese importers, aiming to, “make the Chinese market fall head over heels for Italian producers” where Italian wines still only account for less than 6% of wines sold in mainland China.

Her real name is Wang Fang, but in the wine world, she’s known as “Crazy Fang” for her innovative winemaking.

Female winemakers are raising the bar in 'The Napa Valley of China'

Leading the generation is pioneering winemaker 'Crazy Fang', whose top Chinese reds landed in Australia, just in time for Lunar New Year.

Her real name is Wang Fang, but in the wine world, she’s known as “Crazy Fang” for her innovative winemaking..

Data shows a very sharp increase in the Chinese market and this is a huge opportunity for producers around the world.

China to overtake UK wine market

China is expected to overtake the UK to become the second most valuable wine market in the world, according to data released by IWSR.

During a press conference previewing Vinexpo 2018, CEO Guillaume Deglise presented the data, which predicts that the value of China’s still and sparkling wine market will increase by nearly 40% to around US$ 23bn by 2021.