Daily Wine News: Wine Transforms China

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Ningxia wine region in China. (Source: Ningxia Wine Guide)

Ningxia wine region in China. (Source: Ningxia Wine Guide)

Can wine transform China’s countryside? In the New Yorker, Jiayang Fan reports on how Chinese wineries are part of Beijing’s new vision for rural life.

“Of all the Bordeaux appellations, St-Émilion has been the most aggressively modernised – by which I don’t mean improved but, to borrow a modern phrase, sexed up,” writes Jancis Robinson. “St-Émilion may no longer be the exclusive preserve of the sort of local smallholders who resurrected the medieval confrerie…But I do think many more of the St-Émilion producers, new and old, seem now to be on the right track.”

“Now, in Old World wine regions that traditionally handed wineries down from one male generation to the next, daughters are taking the reins in the fields and cellars.” In VinePair, Courtney Schiessl profiles some of the female winemakers that are taking over some of Europe’s oldest family wineries.

Producers of “responsible” products – from organic to vegan – are seeing healthy growth, even in flat markets, according to research presented at Vinisud. Felicity Carter shares the details in Meininger’s.

The Institute of Masters of Wine announced four candidates can now call themselves MWs, bringing the current total to 370 in 28 countries.

David Schildknecht reviews Alice Feiring’s The Dirty Guide to Wine in the World of Fine Wine.

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