It is the second to be taken over by Asian investors in little over a month, and the sixth Chinese-owned vineyard in this celebrated wine-producing region…Such is the interest that even the Chinese government has invested in a French vineyard.
(They) want wine made to their tastes: smooth, fruity and deep in colour. Hence they are not just pouring money into French wine production but are buying up the vineyards to ensure they get what they want. Then, they are sending the domain’s entire production to China.
I don’t have a punchline here. I just find the scale of Chinese consumerism boggling. It’s not inconceivable that Chinese entrepreneurs might, for example, cut a deal to buy the oil production capacity of an entire country. With a billion captive customers and a few trillion dollars in foreign exchange looking for a home, who know?