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Enjoy Wine: Aussie writer Jeremy Oliver releases first Chinese-language book

By Jim Boyce Australian writer Jeremy Oliver visited Beijing last week to promote his new Chinese-language book “Enjoy Wine” that he says will help “young Chinese people learn about wine in a way they are happy and comfortable with.” The book is split between explaining the basics, from opening a bottle to ensuring proper storage, […]

Carrefour spring wine fair: Glasses, deals, and labels with animals galore

Note: My computer crashed this week, so posting has been light, but I have about two dozen articles in the queue. Lots of write-ups of talks with wine personalities, visits to wineries, and tastings coming soon. By Jim Boyce – The Carrefour wine fair, held twice per year, ranks among the best free public tastings […]

Alder Yarrow of Vinography: Wine and Chinese food pairings as a ‘scam’, four overdone wine topics, and more

By Jim Boyce – Alder Yarrow of Vinography is often cited as among the most popular wine blogs, if not the most popular wine blog, in the world. I asked him about whether pairing wine with Chinese food is a “scam”, the four most overdone wine topics, the difference between wine bloggers and professional wine […]

Leo Liu of Sureno: The Chinese wine palate, Aussie wines, and more

By Jim Boyce – Leo Liu has been interested in wine since he worked in a Dublin wine bar as a student. He is now operations manager for the restaurant Sureno, in Beijing boutique hotel Opposite House, and I talked to him about the wine selection there, his take on the Chinese palate, his recent […]

Wine deal: Summergate to handle Pol Roger in mainland China, Macau

Wine importer and distributor Summergate has inked an exclusive deal to handle Pol Roger Champagne in China and Macau. According to a press release: … Summergate has been appointed the exclusive marketer, importer and distributor for Pol Roger Champagne in China and Macau. … Best known as Sir Winston Churchill’s favorite champagne and often referred […]

Lafite in lala land? Bordeaux bigwig to make ‘Grand Cru’ in China

By Jim Boyce – About ten days ago, Decanter posted an “EXCLUSIVE” story to tell the world what pretty much anyone with a friend in the local wine industry here has known for ages, namely, that Chateau Lafite – the most esteemed foreign wine brand in China – will set up shop in this country: […]

Robert Joseph to winery owners: Beware of Chinese wanting gifts

By Jim Boyce – - Robert Joseph writes on his blog that New Zealand winery owner Graeme Avery was scammed by an outfit in China that feigned interest in his products in order to get him to purchase an expensive artwork. The gift was to be given when the head of the Chinese company visited […]

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