While strolling through Chateau Lanny's vineyard near Yinchuan, Ningxia, I looked up to scan the nearby Helan Mountain. Wait, what is that? There at the mountain's highest point, like a sleeping giant, I saw Chairman Mao Zedong's profile staring skyward.
Don't you see him? Honestly, that was before I tasted any Chinese wine that day.
|View of Helan Mountain from local government-owned estate Chateau Lanny (sometimes seen incorrectly spelled Lanyi) Winery and Resort near Yinchuan, in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China. China Wine.|
The Chairman actually promoted grape wine so that locals would not waste rice to make the alcoholic beverage.