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  • Published: 24 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473566033
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

The Chinese Wine Renaissance

A Wine Lover’s Companion

A well-researched and comprehensive look at the culture of Chinese wines, for readers of Wine Folly and The 24-Hour Wine Expert

The story of wine's ancient beginnings, with a foreword by Oz Clarke.
The Chinese have been making wine since the days of the Silk Road and they have a rich, yet little known wine culture. Their now thriving wine market is entwined with thousands of years of fashion, poetry, and art, and offers a window into the country's vibrant history and legendary tales.

This well-researched book offers a taste of China through a wine journey, setting the rise of grape wine against the fascinating backdrop of Chinese culture. In an accessible and comprehensive tone, this guide covers the relationship between Chinese philosophy and wine, the renaissance of grape wine in modern China, the different varieties of Chinese wines, how to pair them with Chinese food and explores wine etiquette and customs.

As wines from China are spreading to our shores and our tables, this book is an essential companion for all wine lovers interested in exploring new flavours while expanding their cultural horizons.

  • Pub date: 24 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473566033
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Janet Z. Wang

Janet Z. Wang spent her formative years in China before completing her education in the UK. She has a passionate interest in and deep knowledge of Chinese wines, and she is a contributing author on decanterchina.com, a bi-lingual website presented by Decanter the world's leading wine media brand. Her wine writing has been shortlisted for the Circle of Wine Writers' Young Wine Writer's Award.


Praise for The Chinese Wine Renaissance

“Indispensable… the challenges of understanding China and its relationship with wine turn into intriguing mysteries.”

Oz Clarke

“It doesn’t just serve as a quintessential guide to Chinese wine (its history, its present and its future), but it puts Chinese wine culture into context.”

Amanda Barnes, Circle of Wine Writers

“The Chinese Wine Renaissance written by Janet Z Wang is a fascinating, interesting and eminently readable book.”

The Foody Traveller

“Thoroughly researched with fascinating insight into the history and cultural aspects of Chinese wine production.”

Chateau Changyu Moser XV

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