Written by Anqi Shen.
The wine market has grown rapidly in China. Associated with middle-class consumption, imported top-end wine has increased in popularity, to the extent that China is now one of the largest wine consuming countries in the world. Where there is a high demand for branded wine, there is an incentive to produce fakes. While it is hard to gauge the scale of wine counterfeiting in China, journalistic and anecdotal sources estimate that 30% of all alcohol in China is counterfeit and 70% of wine is fake. Continue reading “Fake Wine in China”