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Grape Wall Q&A: Wine Enthusiast’s Adam Strum on YesMyWine partnership, China mag

By Jim Boyce U.S.-based publisher Wine Enthusiast and China-based online retailer YesMyWine recently agreed to team up on a digital magazine and a wine accessories website (for  more details, see here). I asked Wine Enthusiast Chairman Adam Strum five questions about this deal and about his take on the China wine scene. Here they are […]

Grape Wall Q&A: Decanter’s Sarah Kemp talks about Asia Wine Awards

By Jim Boyce Decanter announced today that it will launch a new competition, the Asia Wine Awards, on May 29 during Vinexpo Asia-Pacific. I asked Sarah Kemp, publishing director of Decanter, a few quick questions about the contest via email. Here they are (my highlights): Boyce: There is nothing stopping a winery from entering the […]

Decanter to launch Asia Wine Awards; Spurrier, Lee to co-chair

London-based Decanter, known for its annual World Wine Awards, announced today that it will hold a sibling competition this year called the Asia Wine Awards. The competition will be launched on May 29 at Vinexpo Asia-Pacific and co-chaired by Stephen Spurrier and Jeannie Cho Lee, both of whom have editorial positions with Decanter. The judging […]

Beyond bottles: China wine distributor ASC has logo knocked off

If you buy wine in China and check the back labels of bottles, you have likely seen the above logo of ASC Fine Wines, given the company ranks among the top importers and distributors in the country. The logo has a stalk of bamboo and a rough approximation of some grapes, though to me it […]

Wine Enthusiast, YesMyWine to partner in China for digital magazine, accessories site

By Jim Boyce Wine Enthusiast Companies, publisher of Wine Enthusiast magazine, is teaming up with Chinese online wine retailer YesMyWine for a two-phase project that includes a digital Chinese-language magazine and a wine accessories website. The following info is from a Wine Enthusiast press release that states the digital magazine will come first and include: […]

Wine Word: Frank Yglesias of California Grapes on wine in China

 ~ By Jim Boyce I recently met with Frank Yglesias of California Grapes International in his office here in Beijing. We talked about issues facing importers, the wines in the CGI portfolio, and his plans to open California wine bar here in May. He agreed to do a longer interview via email. Here it is: What […]

Calipournication: Beijing restaurants to host Napa Valley charity wine dinners

Five Beijing restaurants and 20 Napa Valley winery reps will team up on April 17 for a handful of charity wine dinners organized by Chi Fan for Charity. Each of the five dinners will be attended by four visiting reps from Napa, giving diners the chance to not only drink some good wines but also […]

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