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Lucky charm? New wine from Grace Vineyard features screw cap

~ Grace Vineyard has a new wine and it features the rare use, at least in China, of screw caps — see here for another example in Treaty Port. First, the wine: it is called Tao Fu and, says CEO Judy Leissner, “refers to the peach wood charms hung on doors during the New Year” […]

China Wine Press: Baijiu, smugglers, China vs Britain, wine auctions

All the wine world’s a stage and China keeps getting bigger roles. China Wine Press looks at media coverage of that drama, with each item preceded by an inane comment from me — just to keep things real. By J. Boyce ~ (So much for Lafite in my Chinese New Year stocking) Hurun Research Institute […]

Pútáo people: Who’s Who in the China wine scene, part 1

~ By Jim Boyce Last year, I wrote a “who’s who in China” piece for magazine Wine Business International. There were ten categories — such as distributor, wine maker and sommelier — with a pick for each and mentions of other notable people. It wasn’t so much a “top ten” as it was a list […]

China repeat? Entries for 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards open

By Jim Boyce Like getting a good score from Robert Parker, doing well in the Decanter World Wine Awards can be a useful marketing tool, and that includes for wineries in China. Witness Ningxia’s Helan Qing Xue — when its Jia Bei Lan pulled a stunner last year and became the first Chinese wine to […]

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