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Chinese chefs visit Morgan Creek Vineyards

August 16, 2012
By Josh Moniz - Staff Writer , The Journal

CAMBRIA - The U.S. Meat Export Federation and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council hosted a delegation of 11 renowned chefs from China as part of its regular trade tours on Wednesday at Morgan Creek Vineyards.

The delegation was given a tour of the winery, allowing them to examine how the Midwest raises grapes. They also tasted several Morgan Creek wines to see how wine pairing was conducted.

The multi-day tour involved the delegation visiting locations from Minnesota hog farms all the way up to trendy Minneapolis restaurants. The trip is intended to give the delegation a comprehensive view of the U.S. food service industry.

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The U.S. Meat Export Federation and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council hosted a delegation of 11 renowned chefs from China on Tuesday at Morgan Creek Vineyards. The delegation was learning about how wineries grew select grapes in the U.S.

With a population of 1.3 billion people, China is the largest exporter of U.S. agricultural goods. China's imports finance nearly 160,000 American jobs. A spokesperson for the Soybean Research and Promotion Council said that roughly half of all soybean rows are exported and China consumes nearly one in four rows.

 
 

 

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