- 1. http://www.sytu.edu.cn/zhgjiu/u5-2.htm
1). In 1980, a tightly sealed copper container with liquid was
unearthed in an ancient tomb in Henan Province. The dead was believed
to be living in later period of Shang Dynasty (3000 years ago). After
having been analysed by Beijing University, the liquid in the copper
container was considered to be wine ("wine which preserved for 3000
years", <<Niang Jiu>>, May, 1987), So, scholars have put forward
recently a standpoint that production of wine already existed in
China in Shang Dynasty. But, it is not clear whether the grape was
planted or wildly grown at that time. But archaeologists had
extravated the remained fruits and kernel of peach, plum and jujube
in a pottery jar found in a wine workshop of the middle period of
Shang Dynasty. Although without sufficient written proofs, it is
certain that wine made from fruits was a kind of alcoholic drink in
the remote antiquity, according to the archaeological data mentioned
above and the simple techniques required for making it.
2) In later Qing Dynasty, wine was imported to China from the West.
In 1892, a overseas Chinese Zhang Bishi established vinery and winery
( Changyu Wine Company) in Yantai, Sandong Province. This was the
first large scale winery owned by Chinese.
2. Changyu Wine Culture Museum (with pictures)
1). The Changyu Wine Culture Museum displays these awards, and other
fascinating displays about the production of Chinese wine over the
2). Four Changyu wines have been given top awards by the Panama-
Pacific International exposition. It was about 100 years ago that
Chinese wine, the Changyu wine, started winning international awards.
3. The top Chinese brands in the market today are: Changyu, Dynasty,