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Australian wine sales to China are booming but we may be drinking Chinese wine before too long

The wine industry in China is growing rapidly built on the back of massive state run developments and expertise borrowed from some of the best wine makers from around the world.

There are bottles selling for $500 now even though most Australian wine drinkers would not be familiar any of the major Chinese wine brands like Great Wall, Chateau Changyu-Castel and Qindgdao Great River Hill Winery.

Angus Barnes, the executive officer of the NSW Wine Industry Council said the quality of Chinese wines has dramatically improved in the last few years.

"They've sought out the best people in the world, whether they be Australian wine makers or vignerons or French or Californian...and said 'what do we need to do to make the best wines we possibly can in China'."

 

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ABC NEWS 28/11/18