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Eastern exposure: Bar Neuf, Imperial Horse and eight Ningxia wineries in Nanjing

Earlier this week, I helped organize a wine contest in Nanjing that included entries from eight operations in Ningxia. I’ll have more details soon, including the results, but first a quick post about the “after taste” — and about which bottles emptied first — at Bar Neuf. If moved to Beijing, Bar Neuf would rank among […]

Breakage in Beijing: Can Osenton shatter the world record for holding wine glasses?

After a wine tasting at Revue du Vin yesterday, Philip Osenton casually mentioned he can hold a lot of glasses in one hand. How many? Ten? Fifteen? Turns out that’s child’s play for Osenton. He claimed a personal record of 29. A half-hour later, in front of a half-dozen witnesses, he managed to break that […]

Duck, duck… goose egg? China’s food and wine pairing study stirs pot

A group of wine professors in Beijing has finished a two-year study that might have major implications for the world wine trade. The group’s mission: to eat, drink and find good Chinese food and wine pairings. With thousands of meals under its collective belt, the group came to a one-word conclusion about what paired well: […]

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