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18-07-06, 11:48
Tuesday July 18, 5:00 am ET
First Chinese Wine to Win Award in International Competition!

DALLAS, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- China Silk(TM) Imports, has been awarded two bronze medals at the prestigious San Francisco Wine Competition.
The competition featured more than 3,500 wines tested in a "blind tasting" and "without price being considered," which, according to Steve Clarke, president of China Silk Imports, makes Marco Polo's achievement all the more impressive given its $8 price.
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This is the first and only time that a wine from China has won an award in an international American competition. It is also the first time wines have been submitted for competition since the China Silk launch in February 2006.
"This is a great start for Chinese wines in the United States," said Clarke. "It represents important recognition of the tremendous strides Chinese winemakers have made in recent years. It also demonstrates that China Silk(TM) wines can compete in the world market."
Clarke, confirmed that Winemaking in China can be traced back to 6,000 years ago, but it's just been in the last couple decades that they have been producing finer varietals. China Silk Imports Inc. has spent 3 years in the development of the China Silk brand, based on what is considered the breakthrough harvest in 2002.
China's wine-growing regions of Xinjiang Province, parallel that of the Loire Valley in France and Napa in California, located 44 degrees north latitude whose micro-climate yields rich, viniferous soils. The China Silk wineries have state-of-the-art equipment and technology with all grapes grown in its Xinjiang vineyards.
China Silk's winemaker Jennifer Hong, a graduate of the University of California-Davis's renowned Viticulture and Enology Program, has developed wines to meet the highly competitive U.S. consumers' demands. "Our wines stand up to the very best and that is why we are so gratified by the recognition we have received from the San Francisco Wine Competition," Hong said.
Since the initial launch, China Silk Imports Inc. has attracted distributors including: Southern Wines & Spirits, Glazers, and Classic Wines. China Silk wines are now available in five states. Distribution development continues its national expansion. "We expect to have them available throughout the country by the end of the year. It is an exciting time for us having been so enthusiastically received by distributors and Chinese restaurateurs alike. We are, for the first time, able to offer premium Chinese wines at a very affordable price," Clarke said.

More information available at their website: www.chinasilkwines.com (http://www.chinasilkwines.com)