Foreign-made wine making comeback in China
The year 2015 was a good one for the consumption of foreign-made wine in China.
In volume terms, sales of imported bottled wines in 2015 rebounded to a three-year high of 395 million liters, up 37 percent year-on-year.
In value terms, 2015 sales reached $ 1.87 billion, up 37 percent year- on- year, according to data from China Customs.
Leading the pack of foreign wines in China are the French varieties, followed by those from Australia, Chile, South Africa and Argentina, which are fast grabbing market shares from popular brands.
Market researchers said Chinese consumers are also buying more of relatively expensive wines from New Zealand.