China makes big bet on turning desert into wine region

China makes big bet on turning desert into wine region

When you think of wine, France, Italy and California likely come to mind, but in China, the world’s fifth-largest consumer and producer, winemakers are determined to add that country to the list, CBS News’ Seth Doane reports. The desert in Ningxia is being transformed. It’s taking billions of gallons of water to irrigate fields there each year and hundreds of millions of dollars of investment to make it China’s wine country.

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