A recent edition of Fortune magazine carried some interesting facts about the wine boom in China which I have quoted below:
1.02 billion bottles of wine were produced in China last year, double the number in 2004. China is soon expected to pass Australia as the world’s number six producer.
75% of all grape wine consumed in China is red. Beers and rice wine are far more popular in China; grape wine accounts for just 2% of alcohol consumed.
8 is China’s rank among the world’s top wine-consuming countries. The average household drinks 0.7 liter a year compared with a global average of 3.8 liters.