Decanter 中国醇鉴 - Why do we drink wines in China?



During the few recent wine lectures I hosted, again I discussed with my students about the topic ‘why do we drink wines in China?’
This is one of my favourite topics to discuss with alcoholic beverage drinkers. Despite the frequent media attention on wine in recent years, it is still only a small category among the sea of alcoholic drinks in China.
There’s little doubt that alcoholic beverages enjoy an enormous consumption market in China. In the last decade, China has been the world’s biggest beer production and consumption country, on top of producing and consuming over 10 million tons of Chinese white spirit—Baijiu (equivalent to 1bn cases with nine litres per case), and 3m tons of yellow wine. The pure alcohol consumed by Chinese people through wine is Read More 
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