Chinese wine production dates back nearly five thousand years, though production according to Western methods was not introduced until 1980. With its massive population, whose taste for wine is growing rapidly, China is set to become the largest wine market in the world. Wineries and vineyards are mainly to be found in the country's coastal regions. Yantai-Penglai in Shandong Province, with its more than 140 wineries, accounts for 40 per cent of China's total wine production.
China Wine Online
Founded in September 2000 together with China Wine Business magazine, China Wine Online is one of two media outlets owned by Yantai Best Cellar Consulting Co., LTD, an information service company targeting the wine industry. China Wine Online provides the latest wine news, organizes tours to Chinese wineries and vineyards and assists outside businesses with introducing their wines into China.