May 2008

Tasting time: Beijing

May 28, 2008 // 0 Comments

Upcoming Beijing wine-related events Tuesday, May 27-Thursday, May 29, 9:30 AM-6:30 PM, Hong Kong Exhibition Center Vinexpo Asia-Pacific, international wine and spirits exhibitions for trade professionals. Friday, May 30, 7-8:30 PM, Bento & [...]

Wine Word – Robert Parker in Beijing

May 27, 2008 // 5 Comments

By Jim Boyce Parker makes for a memorable Monday morning (photo: ASC) Making his first visit to mainland China, critic Robert Parker led 50 people on a “trade tasting” of eight wines in Beijing on Monday at ASC, the distribution company [...]

Red versus white: The grape grapple in China

May 26, 2008 // 1 Comment

By Huiqin Ma Chinese consumers buy nearly nine times more red wine than white wine. One common explanation is that the color red denotes good fortune in Chinese culture, thus making wine of that color more popular. I doubt this. After all, Chinese [...]

Tasting time: Beijing

May 22, 2008 // 0 Comments

Note: I have about 30 posts just or nearly finished in the queue, so expect a slew of posts about the Robert Parker visit, recent tastings, developments in China’s wine scene and more over the new few weeks – JB. Upcoming Beijing [...]
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