The red planet: China sends vines into space in quest for perfect wine

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Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and pinot noir vines sent into orbit to develop strains that can survive country’s harsh climates

In its bid to produce a world-beating wine, China has looked to the lush foothills of the Tibetan plateau, the sun-scorched Gobi desert, and the rocky slopes of Ningxia province.

Now, Chinese vintners have a new destination in their sights: outer space.

Related: China’s Bordeaux: winemakers in ‘gold rush’ to turn desert into vineyards

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