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the amount of Cal­i­for­nia wine ex­ported to China in 2015

trans­late to ac­tual sales, the sales of Cal­i­for­nia wine in China mar­ket still look promis­ing as many im­porters and deal­ers have re­port­edly sold more bot­tles than they have in stock.

Some in­dus­try play­ers have at­trib­uted the grow­ing pop­u­lar­ity of Zin­fan­del in China to the black-skinned grape’s trans­la­tion in Chi­nese: xian fen dai. The first two Chi­nese char­ac­ters, when in­di­vid­u­ally trans­lated, mean “fairy” and “pink” re­spec­tively. The last char­ac­ter refers to a term used dur­ing an­cient times to de­scribe the color of a woman’s eye­brow.

Many in­dus­try ex­perts also note that the pop­u­lar­ity of Zin­fan­del re­flects a

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