Across China: Young winemakers dream big in China's Bordeaux

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YINCHUAN, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- In the early 2000s, the eastern foot of Helan Mountain in northwest China was nothing but a vast expanse of Gobi desert. Today, young people here are busy tasting a variety of wines in vineyards dotted throughout Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
"I insisted on studying for a Master's degree in wine-making in 2007, though my parents worried it would be hard for me to find a job. But they were wrong," said Liang Hong, 33, a winner of several international wine medals.
Ningxia's abundant sunshine, irrigation from the Yellow River, the right temperatures and good air circulation, reminded Liang of what he learned in..... Read More

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