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  • Events | 1 November, 2011 (13:28)

    The Challenges of Wine in China

    Join a panel of wine experts as they discuss trends in the growth of China’s wine market as well as the difficulties faced by local vineyards in producing a quality Chinese wine to compete with the imports. After the event please stick around for a wine tasting.

    DATE: November 3 (Thursday)
    TIME: 6:00-7:30pm
    VENUE: German Centre Beijing, Landmark Tower 2, Unit 1111, 8 North Dongsanhuan Road, 北京德意志工商中心有限公司, 北京市朝阳区东三环北路8号亮马河大厦2座1111室 (map)
    RSVP: to fcccadmin@gmail.com to ensure entrance through security
    ENTRANCE: free to members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members

    ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
    Chris Ruffle
    is the founder and owner of Treaty Port vineyards, in Penglai, Shandong province.  First bottled in 2009, Treaty Port uses European grape varieties and sells both domestically and internationally.

    Jim Boyce runs www.grapewallofchina.com, a site that brings wine consumers, distributors, makers, academics and consultants together to provide information and opinions about China’s wine scene.

    Frankie Zhao is the founder of market research and promotion company Pro-Wine Training & Consultancy. He has been active in China’s wine scene for nearly a decade, as a writer, a researcher, an educator, a club organizer, and a wine judge.