August 8, 2011 7:00 AM

California wines are filling glasses in China

About a dozen years ago, Chinese wine drinkers were mixing Chateau Lafite Bordeaux with Coca-Cola, Joan Kautz recalls. Today, thanks to an emerging, increasingly thirsty middle class, more Chinese are drinking California wines without cutting it with cola, including labels like Lange Twins, Ironstone and Michael David, all from the Lodi region.

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