China's capital eyes growing wine tourism

China's corruption crackdown may have hurt sales of fine wines. But affordable wines are on the rise. Now, domestic wine-makers are stepping up production, to quench an increasingly thirsty public. With China currently the world's fifth-biggest wine producer.
In this vineyard north of Beijing, thousands of vines are bearing new fruit.  And new admirers.
"The International Grape Exhibition Center was set up this year. It offers tours to educate visitors about the history and culture of grape-growing. We receive a wide range of tourists, from 8 year-olds, to the elderly," Li Wenjie, media officer, of Badaling Travel Service Ltd., said.
The center grows more than a thousand types of grape from........ read more

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