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China’s Australia Tensions a Win for South African Wines 

File image of South African wine. JENNIFER BRUCE / AFP

South Africa doubled its exports of wine to China last year, following the souring of relations between Beijing and its biggest wine seller, Australia.

While we’ve seen sporadic reports of how Western Cape wine farmers are leaning into their China connection, the global press seems to be waking up to the fact that the tiff with Australia is translating into South African profits.

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