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Wine tasting in China: Carrefour fall wine fair in Beijing

By Jim Boyce A last-minute reminder that the Shuangjing Carrefour store holds its fall wine fair from 6 PM to midnight with hundreds of bottles to sample. Most of them are entry-level and this offers a chance to find and stock up on “house” wine, especially as most products have a 20 percent discount. Tip: […]

China’s best wines? Grace Vineyard, Silver Heights tasting this Friday in Beijing

By Jim Boyce China is a major wine producer and a growing wine consumer, but the average wine sold under domestic labels is disappointing. As noted here, this is due to everything from the pursuit of high-yield harvests to the use of unripe grapes to the blending of local and bulk imported wine to an […]

Open job interviews in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore: Dinex Group seeks managers, chefs, sommeliers

By Jim Boyce The Dinex Group, which represents the restaurants of Daniel Boulud in New York, Vancouver, and Beijing (Maison Boulud), among other places, is seeking managers, sommeliers, and head, sous, and pastry chefs. Dinex will hold “open call” interviews over the next week in Asia. The interviews kick off on October 27 and 28 […]

Californian wine in China: Beijing Wine Classic at Aman in the Summer Palace

By Jim Boyce Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena, Hugh Davies of Schramsberg, and Heidi Peterson Barrett of La Sirena are among the dozen wine makers and winery leaders from California slated to participate in the Beijing Wine Classic 2009 from November 13 to 15 at Aman in the Summer Palace. The weekend will include food […]

Cars, Broads & Wine: ASC founder Don St. Pierre Sr. to speak at Capital Club

- Don St. Pierre Sr., founder of China-based importer and distributor ASC Fine Wines, will speak tomorrow at a CEO luncheon at the Capital Club in Beijing on the topic of “Cars, Broads & Wine“. Numerous sources say St. Pierre plans an autobiography of the same name. St. Pierre founded ASC in the mid-nineties and, […]

Vins & Australie en Chine: une présence à tous les niveaux

Note: This is a translation by Nicolas Carre of an article by Jim Boyce that originally appeared in English here on Grape Wall. Australie fait un veritable bond sur la scène du vin en Chine Tout d’abord, l’Australie a maintenu une présence stable en restant ces cinq dernières années le numéro deux des importateurs de […]

Wine jobs in China: Distributor seeks sales manager in Shanghai

By Jim Boyce A China-based wine importer focused on the hotel and restaurant sector seeks an on-premise sales manager in Shanghai. Fluency in English and Mandarin preferred. Experience in the wine and/or food and beverage sector a must. For more details, or to submit a resume, email Campbell Thompson at

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