10 Aug '11, 4am

China awash with counterfeit vintage wine: BEIJING - Long known for its fake designer handbags and watches, Chin...

China awash with counterfeit vintage wine: BEIJING - Long known for its fake designer handbags and watches, Chin...

BEIJING - Long known for its fake designer handbags and watches, China is now battling a flood of counterfeit vintage wine amid a growing zest for bottles from famed wineries as a sign of social standing. With average consumption just one litre per person per year, China may not have an age-old wine tradition, but it is catching up fast and is expected to become the world's sixth largest wine consumer by 2014. "A good wine shows that a person has a high social status," explains Wang Li, who is taking wine tasting lessons in Beijing. "A famous brand and a high price are two important elements for choosing wine here," he said. Colour is also a factor -- among China's wine-drinking classes, whites are looked down on as drinks only for women. Wine from France is considered top notch. Last year, China and Hong Kong became the largest consumers of Bordeaux wines, while Chinese i...

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