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Wine deal: Dynasty to distribute JP Chenet wines in China

By Nicolas Carre, Top-three Chinese wine producer Dynasty will distribute JP Chenet wines in a deal made with massive French producer Les Grands Chais de France. According to this site, “The Franco-Chinese partnership between these two companies was initiated three years ago: Les Grands Chais de France had then obtained the import and distribution of […]

Jeff Gao: Why Chinese buy Bordeaux, wines for beginners, and more

By Jim Boyce – Jeffrey Gao is a BD executive with a global IP networking technology firm, but his passion lies with wine and music (the NBA comes a close third). Born and raised in Beijing, he lived in the United States for 17 years and spent 10 of them in the Bay Area, where […]

Bubble deal: RMB200 Champagne, RMB50 sparkling wine in China

Bubble fans: www.yangjiu.com features two good deals, from today to next Thursday, on sparkling wine: Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top Brut Champagne, which typically sells for over RMB300, is RMB200 (for those into scores, according to wine.com, it received 93 points from Wine Enthusiast and 91 points from Wine Spectator, with the latter listing it as […]

Grape Wall Challenge: Top ten red wines in China under RMB100

On March 13, a dozen expert and consumer judges met in Beijing for the Grape Wall Challenge and tasted 23 red wines that retail for less than RMB100 in China (see gallery). The experts rated each out of 20 points, while the consumers had four choices – “love it“, “like it“, “dislike it” or “hate […]

Grape Wall Challenge: Top ten white wines in China under RMB100

On March 13, a dozen expert and consumer judges met in Beijing for the Grape Wall Challenge and tasted 21 white wines that retail for less than RMB100 in China (see gallery). It was a close finish for best white wine among the experts, who rated each one out of 20 points, while a clear […]

Grape Wall Challenge: Event notes and photo gallery

The Grape Wall Challenge last Friday in Beijing brought together 18 judges to taste wines that retail in China for under RMB100 (see gallery below). The challenge was a first in that it was organized by a blog, saw half of the judging done by consumers, and included  Chinese citizens as 16 of 18 judges. […]

Grape Wall Challenge: The consumer panel – red wines

The afternoon session of The Grape Wall Challenge will feature red wines. Here is a list of the six people on the consumer panel. They will get the wines in flights of ten and are being asked to judge each wine as “I love it,” “I like it,” “I dislike it,” or “I hate it. […]

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