Skip to comments.Made in China...wine that may soon rival the best of Bordeaux
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.
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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.
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!!
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...
I hear Chinese Leadonnay is a tad heavy and somewhat metallic.
Lead is only one of many “heavy metals” one would expect in Chinese wine.
Ah yes ~ a strong fruity foundation with notes of elderberry, licorice, lead pipe, benzene and bromated methylene.
LOL ....agree !
What is the ethylene glycol and lead content of their “Whine” ?;o)
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”.
Personally, I’d just as soon drink antifreeze and cut out the chinese profiteers.
“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.
With or without Ethylene Glycol.
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.
Let the russians drink it.
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