Friday, August 1, 2014

Why are there so many bare-breasted European women at Chinese wineries?

In reviewing some of the thousands of photographs from my last few China wine country trips, I noticed lots of bare- breasted European women standing around at many of the chateaux. Do they look somewhat out of place in China?

This bare-breasted beauty greets the tourist at Dynasty Winery's Tianjin Chateau in Tianjin municipality, China. Also note that the Chinese love to lift ideas from other cultures, like the Louvre glass Pyramid in the Chateau courtyard. Perhaps it is a nod to French partner, Remy-Martin as Dynasty Winery is a Sino-French joint venture.

OK, she isn't topless as promised. This lovely lady with a semi-Mona Lisa smile and skin-hugging dress is part of an all female crew which has been stomping grapes for years in the Grape Maiden Plaza at Chateau Changyu-Castel.          The Chateau is a Sino-French joint venture between China's oldest, largest and most famous winery, Changyu, and Groupe Castel of France, one of the top three wine companies in the world.             To meet this woman yourself, just head to Beiyujia Village just out of Yantai in Shandong Province.

This bare-breasted beauty holds her basket of grapes in the garden at Dynasty Winery's Tianjin Chateau in Tianjin municipality and province, China. Dynasty Winery is a Sino-French joint venture with the French producer, Remy-Martin.

These woman holding empty ceramic pots must be waiting for their wine allotment in the courtyard at Chateau Changyu Moser XV at the edge of Yinchuan, Ningxia, China.

The statues are right out there for all visitors to see. But I wonder why these wineries show so many provocative females in a country where censoring pornography is a government priority?  

And why just western women? Why not Chinese? Don't the Chinese appreciate Chinese women?

This nearly-naked European beauty lies at Dynasty Winery's Tianjin Chateau in Tianjin municipality and province, China. Dynasty Winery is a Sino-French joint venture with the French producer, Remy-Martin.
Behind the squirting water, lightly-clad women watch wedding photographers work with a newly hitched couple behind the fountain at Chateau Changyu Moser XV on the outskirts of Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China,

This curvy maiden somehow lost her hand while showing off her shapely leg at the local government-owned estate Chateau Lanny (Lanyi), near Yinchuan in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region, China. The grape vine springing from her head seems to be a local phenomenon.

The 630 million yuan (US$103 million) Changyu Chateau Baron Balboa, with its 6,000-square-meter cellar and production facilities, would not be complete with out some scantly- clad maidens. Obviously, the desciplined workers are focused on their tasks. This is the fifth chateau for China's largest wine producer, Changyu. Shihezi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, China.

Perhaps you the reader could help me solve the mystery.  Could it be that almost all Chinese wineries are CEOed by Chinese men? (Grace is an exception.)

Are there so many bare-breasted women at wineries in other countries?

Definnitely alive, this dancer was performing at joint-venture Chateau Changyu-Castel winery as part of the Yantai International Wine Festival, Yantai, Shandong Province, China.  Just as a side note, all of the Changyu executives I know are male.


frankp said...

They don't get it. yet.

Janis said...

Frank, you comment is vague and ripe with many meanings.