Whoever satisfies the growing thirst for Chinese wine wins: Anthony Rose (UK)

Whoever satisfies the growing thirst for Chinese wine wins: Anthony Rose (UK)

Eyebrows were raised heavenwards this autumn when the trophy for a Bordeaux blend over £10 was snatched by a Chinese red from beneath the noses of Argentina, Australia and California. Anthony Rose writes in The Independent sneering journalists questioned the integrity of the Decanter World Wine Awards. Then they queried the authenticity of the wine itself. How could China possibly make a wine capable of taking on and beating the world? D Loh commented in the China Daily: “If the wine is good, connoisseurs query if it has been secretly imported and then placed in a Chinese bottle.”

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