Lifestyle / Wines and Spirits

China recognises ‘Bordeaux’

After a four-year struggle, France has convinced China to recognise “Bordeaux” as a brand in a bid to combat counterfeit wines.

Jul 03, 2015 | By AFPRelaxnews

bordeaux wine

After a four-year struggle, France has convinced China to recognise “Bordeaux” as a brand in a bid to combat counterfeit wines.

France has been in talks with China since 2011 to recognise the Bordeaux “appellation” — a legally defined and protected geographical marker used to identify where grapes are grown.

BOOMING CHINA IS NUMBER ONE BORDEAUX IMPORTER

China’s recognition, announced Tuesday on the first of a three-day visit by Prime Minister Li Keqiang — was a “historic advance” in the battle to stop fake Bordeaux wines being sold in Asia.

The appellations system “promotes quality productions rooted in our territory,” the agricultural ministry said in a statement.

The two countries are discussing around 100 geographical labels from both countries as part of wide-ranging trade talks.

bordeaux wine map


 
Back to top