China aims to become top wine producer with Ningxia region vineyards

When you think of wine, France, Italy and California likely come to mind, but in China, the world's fifth-largest consumer and producer, winemakers are determined to add that country to the list, CBS News' Seth Doane reports.
The desert in Ningxia is being transformed.
It's taking billions of gallons of water to irrigate fields there each year and hundreds of millions of dollars of investment to make it China's wine country.
"I've been to every other wine region in the world, and I thought, wine near the Gobi Desert, impossible, right? Unthinkable. But, boy, wine near the Gobi Desert -- it is a reality, and it's a big reality," wine expert and author Karen MacNeil said.
Now, MacNeil is updating her book "The Wine Bible," writing for magazines and trying to understand these really "new world" wines.
MacNeil said she tastes 3,000 wines a year and has........ Read More
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