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Not bad: Robert Parker site ranks 18 of 20 Chinese wines as “average” to “good”

By Jim Boyce Not a few people outside this country have a negative view of Chinese wines whether they have tried them or not. Given this, a Chinese wine that scores “above average” on Robert Parker’s website might be seen as a victory  for the local scene. Lisa Perrotti-Brown reviewed 20 Chinese wines—13 from well-regarded […]

Wine press: Looks like Decanter magazine to launch in China, seeking editors

If I had a kuai for every time I heard that Decanter magazine planned to launch in China, I could buy a pretty nice bottle glass of wine. (OK, it hasn’t happened that many times.) I’ve emailed Decanter HQ in London and talked to people in the wine industry in China many times about the […]

Wine word: Don St. Pierre Jr., CEO of China-based distributor ASC

China-based wine importer and distributor ASC opened an ambitious project called The Wine Gallery last week (see write-up here). CEO Don St. Pierre Jr. was up from Shanghai for the event and I asked him three questions. 1. ASC opened The Wine Residence in Shanghai several years ago but it has more of a club […]

An ambitious blend: ASC opens The Wine Gallery in Beijing

- Given more than a year of buzz and rumors, I half-expected The Wine Gallery to be a mess of trade displays and tributes to top brands, VIP areas and retail spaces, cellars and classrooms when wine distributor ASC finally opened it in Beijing last Thursday night. Sort of like a blend of six grapes […]

Must tries: Philip Osenton of Wine Culture

I have started a series called  “must tries” on sibling blog Beijing Boyce in which I ask people working in the city’s bars, restaurants, and wine companies to give us the top picks from their menus and portfolios. I plan to post the wine picks on this site. (For the full series, see here). This […]

Must tries: Greg Bielot of East Meets West Wines

I have started a series called  “must tries” on sibling blog Beijing Boyce in which I ask people working in the city’s bars, restaurants, and wine companies to give us the top picks from their menus and portfolios. I plan to post the wine picks here. (For the full series, see here). First up is […]

Wine in Beijing: The City’s Best Deals, Part Three

By Jim Boyce (t.sina / Twitter) A few months ago, I wrote a story about the Beijing wine scene for lifestyle magazine City Weekend. Here is the third of three parts of that story, reprinted from here with permission from City Weekend. (See part one here and part two here.) – Pair with Brunch Self-described […]

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