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Winemaking in China Industrial Learning for Better Drinking •• Pierre Ly and Cynthia Howson Excited about the growing quality of Chinese wine, we spent last summer tasting great wines and meeting the confluence of global and local experts who are shaping that progress. The network of expertise includes not only winemakers from abroad, but also an ever-increasing pool of skilled, locally trained winemakers, thanks to local university programs and government initiatives to promote cooperation. Like in other industries in China, institutions that promote learning are crucial determinants of whether investments in Chinese wine will pay off. The fast learning curve we see in Chinese wine is driven by both market forces and government efforts.

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