Wine regulators from 18 Asia-Pacific governments met in Northern California this week to discuss building the wine trade in the Pacific Rim.

More than 100 officials gathered at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation workshop to discuss reducing impediments to trade. They also shared best practices on wine certification, analysis, winemaking practices and labeling.

The two-day meeting, sponsored by the United States, Australia, Chile, New Zealand and Peru, included delegations from China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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