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The New Queens of Wine

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China - Ningxia - Zhou Shuzhen, 53, is one of the best winemakers in Ningxia. She has been involved in the Chine-se wine industry since the beginning of the 80s when the first facilities were opened. “Although I have won international awards and gained recognition from experts I cannot say I am proud of my achievements, because winemaking is an endless study”, she explains. “As the vines of the re-gion get older, there are still a lot of things I can learn and improve in the future”.<br />
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Kanaan was opened in 2010 by the energetic 45-year-old Wang Fang and is one of the most fa-mous boutique wineries in Ningxia. With only 17 hectares and a small average production of between 65,000 and 90,000 bottles per year, Kanaan has already ratcheted up international prizes, including the 2013 regional Decanter Trophy for ‘Best Chinese Red Wine’.