Made in China: Wine Edition

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Alternative Emerging Investor


International Political Economy


Some people still find it hard to believe, but yes, China is now one of the largest producers of wine by volume in the world. Last summer we were fortunate to spend a few weeks meeting some of the wonderful people who make up China’s booming wine industry. And we tasted some truly delicious wines along the way. In China, like anywhere else, wine is great – but wine and a story is even better, as our friend the Wine Economist likes to say. One of the best stories to pair with Chinese wine is one about local land management. A tour of Chinese wineries provides a fascinating peek at the many ways in which agribusinesses cope with sometimes ambiguous and always evolving land regulations.