Seller to cellar, a glass of wine still has a lot of fizz...
Wine may be fine, but it has never been my favorite tipple or topic of discussion unlike several of my peers. Over the years I have attended several functions, but by and large stayed away from wines. A lot of it had to do with my limited exposure to the beverage and the hype attached to it, be it the right way of d...
Ningxia's wine country is developing allures beyond the vino it bottles, Liu Weiling and Li Yingxue report in Yinchuan.The World Top 10 Most Promising Wine Tourism Destinations were revealed during the World Wine Tourism Forum in Yinchuan, capital of Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region, on Oct 22.
Castaly winery: One man's 'purple dream'
This man, with gray hair, plain clothes and the occasional spot of dirt, is winery owner Zheng Yongjin, 73.Despite his age, he insists on doing everything: from planting to brewing.Now, workers prune vines before winter burial in Castaly's 1,334-hectare vineyard.
Jade Vineyard winery: Lightning in a bottle
In the spring of 2013, Ding Jian came to Ningxia and chose a plot of deserted land on the alluvial plain. With an altitude of 1,180 meters, it was an ideal spot for grape cultivation and eventually became the vineyard and winery.
Ningxia wines gaining greater global reputation
The east foothill of Helan Mountains in Yinchuan, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region is gaining wider recognition and attention from the global community for its premier wine production.In the latest wine competition in Ningxia during its annual international wine expo from Oct 22 to 23, five out of the...
Hard graft pay off at Yuanshi Vineyard
Alongside Yuanshi Vineyard at Helan Mountains' east foothill in Ningxia Hui autonomous region, there is a 10-kilometer-long stone wall. Inside it, besides the 133-hectares of vines, there are plenty of fruit trees and animals such as rabbits, chickens and peacocks.
Countries raising a glass to top crop
The fast-growing wine trade at the east foothill of Helan Mountains in Yinchuan, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region has become increasingly attractive to sommeliers and investors.Tommy Lam, president of the Asia Sommelier Guild, has been actively promoting the chateau wines of Ningxia in Hong Kong.