Chinese wines have always had a poor reputation on the market, but in recent years, winemakers around the country have made great efforts to change that perception. In this month’s cover story (p38), Noelle Mateer from That’s Beijing visits a few wineries in Ningxia to find out how they built up a whole industry from scratch in the middle of a desert.
Elsewhere in the mag, British pop star Jessie J (p30) speaks to Bridget O’Donnell about her experiences on the hit Chinese reality TV singing contest, Singer, and gives us a taste of what to expect in her upcoming multicity tour around China.
Meanwhile, Danish designer and artist Henrik Vibskov (p20) discusses his showpiece at Powerlong Museum’s WAVELENGTH: RESET exhibition, and highlights a few Chinese fashion labels he’s been keeping an eye on.
In the Eat & Drink section, Cristina Ng eats her way through six different versions of Shanghai’s favorite summertime seafood: xiaolongxia (p52). Last but not least, our City feature sheds light on the history behind Shanghai’s newest F&B and lifestyle complex, Columbia Circle. Turn to p10 to learn about its storied past.
Until next month,