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Aussino World Wine Festival: Sipping, spitting, and scribbling in Beijing

By Jim Boyce Last Saturday, Aussino became the latest wine distributor to do a tasting of a significant portion of its portfolio in Beijing, joining companies such as Torres (see here and here), ASC (here), Palette (here and here), and Gelipu and Winelink (here). The event drew a large turnout, though the entry fee appeared […]

Grape Press: Cellar from Down Under; Latour, Lafite, and China; Canada, Chinese food, and wine

Some China-related wine info from the web… A cellar – and a criticism – from Down Under The Age reports that Australian winery Yabby Lake has opened three “cellar doors” in Guangdong: …. rather than treading the usual path and supplying wine to a distributor in either China or Hong Kong, Yabby Lake has entered […]

Wine moves: ASC to distribute Stag’s Leap in mainland China, Macau

- By Jim Boyce China-based wine importer and distributor ASC announced today that it will add Napa Valley winery Stag’s Leap to its portfolio in mainland China and Macau as of September 1. ASC already has the winery in its Hong Kong portfolio. The press release stressed the legacy of Stag’s Leap: In the first […]

Flashback from France: A look at Vinexpo 2009

By Yvonne Chiong Life and wine move in tandem: When you have lots of money, you can find the best wines to drink, and when you are down on your luck, you can look for the best value. As a sommelier and a consultant, it has taken me more than 10 years of ups and […]

TORRES et ses Wine nights in Beijing: vins, mets et billard…

Translation by Nicolas Carre (see original in English here) Mangez, buvez, et placez les huit boules … Torres Chine a tenu recemment la cinquieme edition de sa série Wine Night in Beijing, une soiree degustation originale qui ouvre de nouveaux horizons… Cette cinquieme edition se tenait dans les bureaux du distributeur, suivi d’un dîner degustation […]

Couleur café: Vins espagnols au Vineyard Wine Experience a Pekin

Translation by Nicolas Carre (original article in English here) Wine the color of coffee. C’est sur cette bouteille que nous nous sommes quittés… Nous étions une dizaine pour ce Vineyard Wine Experience, dimanche dernier a Pekin. Une dizaine de passionnés pour une douzaine de vins espagnols importés par le distributeur local MCP. L’echantillonnage comprenait des […]

Torres Wine Night in Beijing: Eat, drink, eight ball corner pocket…

By Jim Boyce Torres China has been holding a series called Wine Night in Beijing that takes tasting in new directions. The fifth in the series includes a tasting session at the Torres office, a wine dinner (this time at Three Guizhou Men), and an hour of billiards at the 821 pool club. To make […]

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