I see that China is now on the verge of overtaking Australia as one of the world's biggest wine producers.
China raised production by 28% in 2009 and produced 72 million cases which is about 960,000 tons of wine. Phew that would give you a hangover!
Apparently the domestic consumption in China is still relatively low although wine drinking is increasing in popularity.
So maybe we will all be drinking wines such as Great Wall and Dragon's Eye soon.
Interestingly many years ago I stayed at an hotel in Evesham which had a very impressive wine list.
The owner suggested that I try a Chinese wine. As he said whilst it was virtually unheard of in the UK it was one of the best selling wines in the world simple because of the huge domestic Chinese market.
Joke for today:- "Here's to alcohol-the cause of and solution to all of life's problems." Homer Simpson.
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