A while ago, Winedom explored Chinese wine culture including information about crackdowns on corruption within its government. Specifically, the concern centered around officials spending far too much money entertaining. The wine world is feeling the ripple effect from the crackdown.
The Chinese are increasingly interested in wine. From buying up real estate in some of the best areas of France to making wine in their home country, Chinese exposure to the Western World has brought with it a love of wine. In 2013 much attention was given to government officials spending far too much on entertaining, and much of the tab was wine-related. There were huge limits placed on the officials and we are starting to see the results of this.