Grape Wall of China

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Price trumps product: The wines of China producer Chateau Junding

By Jim Boyce I wrote Monday about Chinese boutique wineries leveraging their local know-how to target moneyed customers at home. Case in point: Chateau Junding. This relatively new Shandong operation includes spectacular facilities and surroundings, is backed by Great Wall wines producer COFCO and a sophisticated marketing campaign, and targets spenders who have enough cash […]

Beijing tasting time: Hilton Food & Wine Experience, and more

One of the best Beijing wine events of the year – The Hilton Food & Wine Experience – is tomorrow (Saturday) from 5 to 8 PM. With hundreds of wines available to sample as well as tea, coffee, chocolate, cheese, and more, the eleventh annual edition of this event should again offer excellent value at […]

Internal use only: Why boutique wineries in China are staying home

By Jim Boyce Mike Steinberger of Slate wrote about the China wine scene earlier this year and we traded emails ahead of time on a few topics. One of them: Is the trend to create ’boutique’ wineries, often with Western consultants, turning out pricey wines that might appeal to international consumers and not just Chinese […]

Hilton Food & Wine Experience: Win tickets, a deluxe room, and breakfast

By Jim Boyce This might interest wine fans in Beijing: I am running a contest on my nightlife blog with prizes for the Hilton Food & Wine Experience this Saturday, November 29. This annual event is among my “must attends” because it offers the chance to sample hundreds of wines, meet fellow wine drinkers, and […]

Joining the bunch: Li Demei, wine maker

Li Demei is joining the group of contributors at Grape Wall of China, a nonprofit site that brings wine consumers, distributors, makers, academics and consultants together to talk about the country’s wine scene. Li has been heavily involved in China’s wine scene as a wine maker, consultant, writer, and speaker. A graduate of ENITA in […]

Grape Press: Hong Kong auction, Down Under downsizing, Gallo on China

Some China-related wine news from the Web… – Asian wine investors are still flush with cash, according to this post: Wine lovers from across Asia showed their love for a fine vintage is recession-proof when they bid up to almost 40,000 US dollars for each rare bottle, auctioneers said Sunday. One unnamed bidder bought three […]

Wine Word: Fermentation author Tom Wark

By Jim Boyce Tom Wark is author of Fermentation, which comes with the tag line, “A blog set inside the world of wine public relations – where the media, the culture and I mingle. He is founder of the American Blog Awards and has spent nearly two decades in wine PR, including with Wark Communications […]

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