Chinese wine – level 2
China´s wine market is very big, and it is still growing. In the past, Chinese wine was not very good quality, and Chinese winemakers worked hard to change the image of their wine.
Ian Dai is a well-known winemaker who is using techniques like natural fermentation because he believes that it helps the wine taste better. The 33-year-old man studied in Australia, and he is now near the Mongolian border, where he grew one of the best Chinese grapes.
Dai wanted to know how the taste of wine changed in different parts of the country. In 2018, he started his business, and in the first year, he sold 500 bottles. The following year, he sold 20,000 bottles.
Chinese winemakers work hard to make their wine better than in the past. They use healthier and riper grapes, and the result is great. Many Chinese buyers say that Chinese wine is almost as good as wine from Spain or France, especially red wine.
Difficult words: image (the idea which people have about something), fermentation (a process during which bacteria change the taste of some food or drink), ripe (when fruit is ready for people to pick it and eat it).
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.