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Last chance – Accompanied Wine Technical Study Tour to China – leaves September 15 – BOOK NOW

Do you want to learn more about the wine industry in China? Denis Gastin, one of the world’s foremost experts on Asia’s wine industries, will host a personal tour to China leaving September 15 for interested wine, viticulture and wine technology delegates.

Gastin is a feature writer and Australian correspondent for Japan’s liquor-industry newspaper, The Shuhan News and columnist for Wine Review magazine in Korea. He writes the Asia chapter in Wine Report, the annual update of the world of wine by region, and contributes the Asia content to The Oxford Companion to Wine, The World Atlas of Wine, and Hugh Johnson’s Wine Companion and Pocket Wine Book. In addition, he judges regularly at wine competitions in China, Korean and Japan.

The week-long tour is anticipated to fly in to Beijing on Saturday 16 September, kicking off with a visit to Dragon Seal and Great Wall wineries near Beijing before flying to Urumchi in China’s far west, to visit the new large-scale viticulture plantings and winery operations of Vini-Suntime. The tour will then visit Yantai in Shandong province and end in Shanghai, the largest market for Australian wines, on 22/23 September.

Travelplan is the tour operator and the person to contact is Anne Martin for Itinerary & cost details – 1 300 130 754 or 03 9591 5806 (direct line)

The package includes: return travel with Qantas ex Australia, accommodation in 4 star hotels with breakfast on a twinshare basis, transfers, coach travel, internal flights within China, sightseeing as per itinerary, and the services of Denis Gastin, interpreters and local guides.

September/October is the time to go if you want to see China’s industry during vintage in 2006 so don’t delay – the next window of opportunity is more than one year away! The tour arrangements MUST be finalised and seats are strictly limited. For more information on this exciting and exclusive opportunity, call Anne Martin 1300 130 754 today!



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