From what is dubbed as China's first sparkling wine themed festival in Shanghai to a wine competition trumping China's signature grape, Marselan, here are the highlights from China's wine industry.

Entries are now open for an International Marselan Wine Competition, the grape that the country closely likened to its own.

Dubbed as an international wine competition, it is geared mostly towards domestic wineries that have adopted the hybrid grape.

Organised by China Alcoholic Drinks Association, the competition aims to lift Marselan’s international image as it’s widely hailed as a signature Chinese grape variety.

Marselan is also celebrated on April 27 for World Marselan Day.

The competition will be judged in Hebei province on October 10, the second biggest wine producing region in China by volume, after coastal Shandong province.

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