August 2008

Macau discards wine tax

August 31, 2008 // 0 Comments

By Jim Boyce Decanter reports that gambling hotspot Macau scrapped its 15 percent tax on wine, just months after Hong Kong took similar measures, though single malt lovers have much less to celebrate. “A 10% tax on beer has also been lifted, [...]

Friday food fight: Dirt

August 29, 2008 // 2 Comments

By Jim Boyce All right, it’s Friday afternoon and I can’t access any of my photos of Chinese dishes, so I’m stretching to cover a rather atypical food: dirt. Long-time readers will recall I earlier wrote about this story out of [...]

Global glutonny: The World Series of Wine

August 27, 2008 // 0 Comments

By Jim Boyce, Break out the baseball bats wine glasses as China World Hotel gets set to hold The World Series of Wine. The series of six monthly wine dinners starts this month and is the brainchild of Danny Kane, manager of the hotel’s Aria [...]

Taste of the Nations: The Sequel

August 27, 2008 // 0 Comments

By Jim Boyce After Torres China organized Taste of the Nations last November, Beijing consumers found other local wine distributors lining up a good portion of their portfolios for tastings (see these write-ups on events by Palette Wines, [...]

Update: Grape Wall – The Interviews

August 14, 2008 // 0 Comments

By Jim Boyce As a wine drinker, I love to hear as many voices as possible, including those of wine writers, consumers, distributors, makers and event organizers. I’ve been lucky enough to talk to many such people, whether they are based in China [...]

Beijing Olympics picks – wine bars

August 8, 2008 // 0 Comments

Cross-posted from my Beijing nightlife blog. I’ll soon post a list of Chinese wines to try for those in Beijing for the Olympics – it’s hard to believe they start in less than eight hours! JB. Both residents of Beijing and the [...]
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