With a burgeoning middle class, the Chinese have quickly developed a taste for fine wine. French and Italy for the last decade or so have made a lot of inroads into China and have a huge market to sell to.
As China develops their taste for wine, they have surely realized that it makes more sense to grow their own grapes and develop their own industry. Why import wine when they can simply do it themselves?
And they have started to do just that. Chinese wineries are growing all the time and now they seem poised to overtake their European competition. In this article, I will go over how different Chinese wine is from French to get an idea of the landscape in the wine world in China.