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In this Nov. 27, 2012 photo, a customer checks bottles of imported wine at a supermarket in Beijing. Rising incomes have driven demand for wine and other luxury goods, making China a lifeline for European and American vineyards when the global crisis battered traditional markets. The Chinese have “helped Bordeaux a lot these past three years,” said Florence Cathiard, owner of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte in the Pessac-Leognan area of France’s southwest, home of high-end Bordeaux wine. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)