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Approximate number of Chinese-owned chateaux in Bordeaux according to London’s Financial Times. China is the world’s top importer of Bordeaux wine (in value). Over the last few years, Chinese millionaires and billionaires have been on something of a buying spree, scooping up mostly mid-range chateaux. Chinese owners generally export most of their chateau’s wine production to China. A bottle of Bordeaux can sell for 10 times as much in China as the same bottle does in France.

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