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China is by far the world’s largest wine market

China is not exactly renowned as a wine producer, yet its citizens have a serious taste for the beverage. China's wine consumption in 2014 was more than double that of the No. 2 consumer, the United States, according to data from research firm IWSR. Between 2010 and 2014, China's total consumption increased by about 36 per cent. Consumption in France and Italy – two major wine producers – decreased over that span. That said, China's per capita alcohol consumption lags that of several nations.

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