August 2007

Say Grace: Winery marks tenth year

August 28, 2007 // 4 Comments

There’s general consensus that the best Chinese wine, both in terms of quality and value, is from Grace Vineyard in Shanxi province. Congratuations to the winery, then, as it celebrates its tenth anniversary today. I’d hoped to attend [...]

Media: China fakes Canada on ice wine

August 22, 2007 // 0 Comments

Here’s a story to make a wine lover shiver: When a friend complimented Niagara winemaker Allan Schmidt for successfully cracking the icewine market in mainland China, Schmidt dismissed it: He wasn’t selling his wine in China, he said. [...]

Wine Workshop II: Shop ’til you pop

August 14, 2007 // 1 Comment

I attended seven lectures and tasted fourteen local wines on August 9, the second day of the International Workshop on the Wine Market in China, held in Beijing. I’ll post notes all week. Getting wine to China is one thing, getting consumers [...]

Wine workshop I: China wine 101

August 13, 2007 // 3 Comments

I attended seven lectures and tasted fourteen local wines on August 9, the second day of the International Workshop on the Wine Market in China, held in Beijing. I’ll post notes all week. The workshop was at China Agricultural University [...]

Going to market: China wine workshop

August 10, 2007 // 3 Comments

I cashed in some annual leave yesterday to attend the International Workshop on the Wine Market in China, held in Beijing, and it was time well spent. Insightful lectures on the buying behaviors of local consumers, lessons for foreign winemakers [...]
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