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China Drinks the Most Red Wine in the World: Report
New York Daily News ^

Posted on 01/30/2014 9:36:41 PM PST by nickcarraway

More than even Italy or France, China guzzled almost 2 billion bottles of red wine last year. Red wine consumption has skyrocketed in the country since 2007, partially because the color red signals good fortune, experts say.

China has surpassed France and Italy to become the biggest consumer of red wine in the world.

According to a joint report out of Vinexpo and The International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR), Chinese oenophiles tipped back the equivalent of 1.865 billion bottles last year (or 155 million 9-liter cases).

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: beverages; china; europeanunion; france; italy; oenology; redchina; redwine; wine; zymurgy

1 posted on 01/30/2014 9:36:41 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The color red signals good fortune in a communist country? Okey-dokey then.


2 posted on 01/30/2014 9:39:38 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: nickcarraway

I like a good merlot myself.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 9:44:24 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Olog-hai

I drink a ltr of red wine every day.
My favorite come from Spain or Italy in one ltr boxes, costing only about $3 per ltr.


4 posted on 01/30/2014 10:06:22 PM PST by AlexW
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To: nickcarraway

If the wine is made in China, it probably is contaminated with 15 undesirable chemicals.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 10:07:39 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: nickcarraway

“Wed Wed Wine you make me feel so fine...You keep me wocking all of the time..”


6 posted on 01/30/2014 10:24:51 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

As an aside, could someone explain why anyone would drink Chardonnay? It has no taste.


7 posted on 01/30/2014 10:34:06 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: nickcarraway

Sorry, I didn’t read the linked story. Are they talking total bottles, or per capita? I’d be very surprised if the Chinese drink the most per capita.


8 posted on 01/30/2014 10:41:06 PM PST by Defiant (Obama is The Bard of Canard.)
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To: nickcarraway
China has surpassed France and Italy to become the biggest consumer of red wine in the world.

Not very interesting. China is huge.

Interesting would be that China's per capita red wine consumption has exceeded that of France and Italy.

9 posted on 01/30/2014 10:41:17 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: nickcarraway

i use 2-3 bottles cooking each year. alcohol gets burned off tho.


10 posted on 01/30/2014 10:45:41 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: nickcarraway

Hong Kong eliminated the tax on wine and beer and is now the largest importer of wine in the world. There’s an economic lesson in there.


11 posted on 01/30/2014 10:47:12 PM PST by mindburglar (Karl Rove will call Ted Cruz a "white hispanic".)
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To: mindburglar

This is from my facebook...an interesting slant some may consider if forced to debate with liberal tree hugger types

Let us apply soothing kyoto balm where it will can most radically enhance the health of humanity and our wonderful EARTH .......china...she needs help ...she needs to be taught to really CARE about humans and the EARTH MOTHER.....Taught a NEW value system.....Taught the Difference between insects and mammals......Taught that she cant just shoot people who disagree and spread evil refuse across the FACE of our once beuty-filled PLANET!....STAND UP! PEOPLE!....DEMAND ACTION!...as it stands...RIGHT NOW....Big EVIL greedy chineese corporations are spreading their vitriolic evil through mexico....and they have over 200 locations selected HERE in the U.S...they plan to turn into centers from which to spread their vile chemicals and fascist abusive doctrine ..........through bribery and coercion......of various political big heads the process is nearly complete ........Wake UP You old HIPPIES...............You have been CONNED....Do Something!
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12 posted on 01/30/2014 10:58:21 PM PST by Therapsid (i)
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To: AlexW

” I drink a ltr of red wine every day.
My favorite come from Spain or Italy in one ltr boxes, costing only about $3 per ltr.”

A man after my own heart ...:-) $3 is dirt cheap ? Why so ?


13 posted on 01/30/2014 11:06:03 PM PST by sushiman
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To: sushiman

” $3 is dirt cheap ? Why so ?”
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Obviously because it is in a cardboard box, and not a glass bottle. It is the same type of box that milk is packaged in.
That reminds me...both here and in Europe, all milk is sold in the same type of box and NOT refrigerated, unlike milk in the US.
Checking the rate today, it is $2.85 per ltr. for this Italian wine. The quality is on a par with Carlo Rossi, very available here at $5-6 per ltr.
When I first came here, I bought Don Garcia from Spain for about the same price. What I have now is from Italy, but in the same type of package.


14 posted on 01/30/2014 11:23:39 PM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW

UHT (ultra high temperature) pasteurized milk is sold in many countries with questionable refrigeration.


15 posted on 01/30/2014 11:49:07 PM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: nickcarraway

2010 per capita wine consumption:

http://www.wineinstitute.org/files/2010_Per_Capita_Wine_Consumption_by_Country.pdf


16 posted on 01/30/2014 11:55:54 PM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: nickcarraway

Are they sure it isn’t blood?


17 posted on 01/31/2014 12:11:33 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: nickcarraway; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

Chinese moderates drink rose’.

Thanks nickcarraway.


18 posted on 01/31/2014 12:18:34 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: AlexW

Japanese sake ( sa kay ) and sho chu ( vodka-like alcohol ) is sold both in bottles , and milk container-like packs which are a little cheaper . $ 3 is unreal for imported wine on par with Carlos Rossi , even for the Philippines . Lucky you .

Got to get over to Cebu and quaff a few liters with you , Alex .


19 posted on 01/31/2014 12:25:29 AM PST by sushiman
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To: nickcarraway

Someone told them it makes you taller. They lied...


20 posted on 01/31/2014 12:27:16 AM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: iowamark

“UHT (ultra high temperature) pasteurized milk is sold in many countries with questionable refrigeration.”
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So that is how they get away with it? I am not talking about “questionable refrigeration”. I mean zero refrigeration both here and in Europe, where I would see pallet loads of it.


21 posted on 01/31/2014 12:55:17 AM PST by AlexW
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To: SeaHawkFan
As an aside, could someone explain why anyone would drink Chardonnay? It has no taste.

A good Chardonnay has an excellent taste but you need the proper glass. A Chardonnay glass has a wide lip so that the wine washes over your whole tongue. Narrower wine glasses focus the wine down the middle of the tongue which gives it a bitter taste(to me). I never appreciated Chardonnay until I learned this. Many Chardonnays have a smooth,buttery taste to me. Quite pleasant.

22 posted on 01/31/2014 12:59:45 AM PST by upsdriver
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To: sushiman

“Got to get over to Cebu and quaff a few liters with you , Alex.”
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Yes, you need to come visit, sit in our shaded beer/wine garden above the beach and enjoy my European wine or our great San Miguel beer.
The annual vegetable festival started today. A parade just went by. Soon we will head to the seaside park to see spectacular fireworks.


23 posted on 01/31/2014 1:02:45 AM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Yes, UHT milk needs no refrigeration. It does have a slight cooked taste, which some dislike. Canned evaporated milk was popular in the US in the 1920’s and 1930’s before most people had refrigerators.


24 posted on 01/31/2014 1:23:43 AM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: iowamark

” Canned evaporated milk was popular in the US in the 1920’s and 1930’s before most people had refrigerators.”
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I well remember Pet and Carnation canned evaporated milks. My mother used them in cooking, but for drinking I thought they tasted awful.
I am not much of a milk drinker but in my morning cereal, the box milk taste as good as any. The box milk here comes in both regular and low fat. I bought some today.


25 posted on 01/31/2014 1:31:48 AM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW

” sit in our shaded beer/wine garden above the beach and enjoy my European wine or our great San Miguel beer.”

:-) Both !


26 posted on 01/31/2014 2:45:27 AM PST by sushiman
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To: upsdriver

I learn so much from FreeRepublic.


27 posted on 01/31/2014 3:06:57 AM PST by american_ranger
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To: nickcarraway

Well, good for the Chinese. Something we can enjoy and relate to.


28 posted on 01/31/2014 5:09:33 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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