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Made in China...wine that may soon rival the best of Bordeaux
scotsman.com ^ | William Lyons and Nathalie Thomas

Posted on 05/25/2008 12:25:42 PM PDT by DogBarkTree

BORDEAUX, Burgundy… Xinjiang. The world's wine map may have to be significantly re-drawn with figures showing more than a glass is being raised to China. Such is the pace of wine consumption in China that last year the country produced more than 700 million bottles with new statistics showing that production will outstrip Australia's by 2009.

Supermarket chain Morrisons has already added two wines ADVERTISEMENT from the north-west of China to its portfolio, while London fine wine merchants Berry Brothers & Rudd (BBR) has predicted that, by 2058, China will have all the essential ingredients to make fine wine to rival the best of Bordeaux. Jasper Morris, senior buyer for BBR, says he expects China's current 400 wineries to grow by more than tenfold with up to a quarter producing fine quality wine.

"I absolutely think China will be a fine wine player rivalling the best wines from France. It is entirely conceivable that, in such a vast country, there will be pockets of land with a terroir and micro-climate well suited to the production of top quality wines."

Wine consumption is rocketing in China. More than a 100 wineries have opened since 1996, swelling the number of vineyards to more than 500.

(Excerpt) Read more at scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bordeaux; burgundy; china; france; oenology; trade; wine; xinjiang
With all the well priced fine wines from OZ and other places and boycotts lifted on France the Chicoms may find market penetration rather tough. Who needs their lead tainted cr@p anyway?
1 posted on 05/25/2008 12:25:42 PM PDT by DogBarkTree
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To: DogBarkTree

Agreed. No one in his right mind buys anything from China if he can help it. Lead would be the least noxious of things the Chinese would add.


2 posted on 05/25/2008 12:32:26 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Better to have your enemy before you than beside you or behind you.)
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To: DogBarkTree

Made in Chine. ROFLOL, now what kind of tree sap are they going to add to wine, and how about that yellow river water they clean their equipment with. I’m not going to drink it!!


3 posted on 05/25/2008 12:32:56 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: DogBarkTree
Who needs their lead tainted cr@p anyway?

I think it was the Romans who found that putting their wine in lead lined amphoras improved its taste. Some people might go for it. Heck - there are people who sniff bicycle glue and gasoline fumes for highs. You never know...

4 posted on 05/25/2008 12:33:27 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
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To: DogBarkTree

I hear Chinese Leadonnay is a tad heavy and somewhat metallic.


5 posted on 05/25/2008 12:34:38 PM PDT by A message
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To: DogBarkTree

http://www.sulawines.com/


6 posted on 05/25/2008 12:35:22 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: DogBarkTree
I have a slogan for the Chinese wine purveyors:

"It'll put lead in your pencil!"


7 posted on 05/25/2008 12:37:50 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been banned or suspended.)
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To: E. Cartman

Lead is only one of many “heavy metals” one would expect in Chinese wine.


8 posted on 05/25/2008 12:40:54 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: DogBarkTree

Ah yes ~ a strong fruity foundation with notes of elderberry, licorice, lead pipe, benzene and bromated methylene.


9 posted on 05/25/2008 12:43:14 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: DogBarkTree

LOL ....agree !

What is the ethylene glycol and lead content of their “Whine” ?;o)


10 posted on 05/25/2008 12:46:04 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: DogBarkTree

most laughable indeed. I have enough trouble going to California or Australia. They may attempt wine wine, but as anybody who has drank Nikka or other Japanese whiskeys can attest, its all about terroir (the land).

Adding in, as other have presented, that its the Chinese anyway. So it will sound good, patriotic Chinese will buy it, but it will still taste like paint thinner.

My coworkers husband did an ad for Great Wall, the #1 wine in China. When I asked him what he thought of it, he said “swill”.


11 posted on 05/25/2008 12:52:27 PM PDT by flushing_kenny (870 square feet of living space and proud of it)
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To: DogBarkTree

Château Leadmine

Or

Château Melamine-Rothschild

?

Personally, I’d just as soon drink antifreeze and cut out the chinese profiteers.


12 posted on 05/25/2008 12:52:43 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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To: flushing_kenny
You do realize that when the muslims complete their take-over of france every vine will be uprooted and burned in the name of sharia law, don't you?
13 posted on 05/25/2008 12:58:34 PM PDT by null and void (The one word of Chinese our congress really understands is 'kowtow')
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To: Yardstick

“Ah yes ~ a strong fruity foundation with notes of elderberry, licorice, lead pipe, benzene and bromated methylene.”

Now THAT’s funny! :)

And I’m sorry, I’m not drinking a wine called “Xinjiang.” There’s nothing even remotely romantic or intoxicating about that sound. At all. Trivial and superficial? Absolutely.


14 posted on 05/25/2008 12:58:51 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: DogBarkTree

With or without Ethylene Glycol.


15 posted on 05/25/2008 1:01:20 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Yardstick

Oh....but....it’s....CHEAP!!!!


16 posted on 05/25/2008 1:01:54 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Liberals learning curves are pretty flat,)
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To: null and void
You do realize that when the muslims complete their take-over of france every vine will be uprooted and burned in the name of sharia law, don't you?

And Chinese wine will be the flamable liquid that starts the fire.
17 posted on 05/25/2008 1:05:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (I miss the days when only the politicians were unethical.)
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To: E. Cartman

I don’t know about that. If the Chinese come up with some good wine, I’ll be mighty happy to share it with them.


18 posted on 05/25/2008 1:17:36 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("History is not just cruel. It is witty." ~Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Savage Beast
I don’t know about that. If the Chinese come up with some good wine, I’ll be mighty happy to share it with them.

Best you have your Chinese "wine" first carefully analyzed for everything prior to consumption, and given the readiness with which the Chicoms are happy to adulterate the cheap crap they peddle to the West, be sure to include cat piss and formaldehyde on that list.

19 posted on 05/25/2008 1:39:39 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Better to have your enemy before you than beside you or behind you.)
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To: DogBarkTree

Let the russians drink it.


20 posted on 05/25/2008 1:52:10 PM PDT by NoLibZone (When Shall We Have The Courage Our Founders Had? It's Time For The 2nd American Revolution.)
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To: DogBarkTree

But won’t the Chinese wine contain lead?


21 posted on 05/25/2008 1:59:21 PM PDT by CWWren (Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another bottle of beer.)
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To: E. Cartman

If my nose and tase buds cannot tell the difference, I’ve been throwing away a lot of money when I could have been drinking cat piss and formaldehyde a lot cheaper.


22 posted on 05/25/2008 2:02:20 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("History is not just cruel. It is witty." ~Charles Krauthammer)
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To: DogBarkTree
Six months ago I didn't have a problem buying Chinese made products. But with all the news lately about tainted products & food, I wouldn't even buy a toaster oven made in China (fortunately, there are many good used appliances in thrift stores that were made in America!). I recently noticed that my favorite "Filletes de Salmon" from Walmart are a Chinese product, so I won't be buying those anymore, either. :-(

I think the Chinese economy is going to take a big hit after the Olympics are over. More & more people are going to refuse to buy anything made in China, if for no other reason than the safety of their own health

23 posted on 05/25/2008 2:22:11 PM PDT by Left2Right ("Democracy isn't perfect, but other governments are so much worse (especially Iran's)")
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To: DogBarkTree

Unless “someone” runs all other wineries out of business, I don’t foresee China wine going anywhere but down the tubes.

You would have to be nuts or suicidal to buy anything from China anyway.


24 posted on 05/25/2008 3:03:10 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: Savage Beast
If my nose and tase buds cannot tell the difference, I’ve been throwing away a lot of money when I could have been drinking cat piss and formaldehyde a lot cheaper.

The Chicoms could argue that their wine is pure and what you're experiencing is that true Chicom flavor...sort of like durian, which I actually like, or baloot, which I haven't had a chance to try.

25 posted on 05/25/2008 3:33:51 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Better to have your enemy before you than beside you or behind you.)
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To: CWWren
But won’t the Chinese wine contain lead?

Well, sure, and probably a little dog.

26 posted on 05/25/2008 3:34:46 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Better to have your enemy before you than beside you or behind you.)
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27 posted on 05/25/2008 6:57:31 PM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: DogBarkTree

LOL at all of the posts. Y’all beat me to the jokes...and they’re funny!!!


28 posted on 05/25/2008 6:58:47 PM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.; & Barry/Barack has two faces.)
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To: Savage Beast
and a very special "AHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" for your work!!!!!
29 posted on 05/25/2008 7:00:07 PM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.; & Barry/Barack has two faces.)
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To: DogBarkTree
Made in China...wine that may soon rival the best of Bordeaux

Will they poison us with their additives.

I will never buy a wine 'made in China' no matter how good tasting it is supposed to be or how much cheaper.

30 posted on 05/25/2008 9:03:22 PM PDT by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: flushing_kenny

My coworkers husband did an ad for Great Wall, the #1 wine in China. When I asked him what he thought of it, he said “swill”.


cannot understand, if your coworkers husband dislikes Great Wall wine so much, then why did he do ad for the wine in the first place?

he didn’t feel guilty for doing ad for a product he dislikes? or he really needs the money to earn a living?


31 posted on 05/25/2008 11:08:40 PM PDT by clari
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To: glorgau

Lead is only one of many “heavy metals” one would expect in Chinese wine.


i was wondering if wine from France, California... contains lead too
i just cannot believe in any labels of wines which are all suspicious to me

It seems the best solution is to make wine by ourselves for safety reason, just like baking cakes by ourselfs. those cakes sold in market contain too much sugar and preservatives


32 posted on 05/25/2008 11:08:40 PM PDT by clari
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To: All

Just a follow up fyi, I own a retail store. In the summer we carry a wider selection of children’s items and toys. This year about half of the items we wanted to order online and in catalogs were not available because they were all recalled. Take one guess why. Yep, Made in China with LEAD BASED PAINT!


33 posted on 05/26/2008 4:57:34 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (The correct word isn't "immigrant" when what they are doing is "invading".)
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To: bannie
Thank you, Ban. And may I do a little more work this evening.

(BTW, have you tried Rosenblum Vinyards' zinfandel reserve???)

34 posted on 05/26/2008 6:40:04 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("History is not just cruel. It is witty." ~Charles Krauthammer)
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