October 17, 2012

‘For (Wine) Lovers’: Virginia brands top competition, La Grange coming to China

October 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

Coming to China: A wine called La Grange from a place called Prince William County. While that might sound like an attempt to leverage one of Australia’s top labels (Penfold’s Grange), with “la” twist on the country most associated with wine (France) and hints of British royalty (Prince William), this winery hails, in fact, from Virginia, is owned by Chinese company Beida Jade Bird and just sent its first shipment to China. From this story by Jeremy Borden in the Washington Post: For the Winery at La Grange in Haymarket, the development of a Chinese market is somewhat fitting. The […]

Long Finish: Stay in the Presidential Suite after Beijing Hilton’s Food & Wine Experience

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~ By Jim Boyce Hilton Beijing will hold one of my favorite and one of the city’s longest-running annual booze events on October 27 when the bottles are opened for the fifteenth annual Food & Wine Experience. More than 1000 wines to sample, plus spirits, beers and snacks, plus seminars on coffee and chocolate, plus… did I mention more than 1000 wines to sample? For one reader, it gets even better, because I’m running a contest that gives the winner two tickets to the event, dinner at the Hilton’s One East or Elements restaurant, breakfast next day and — in […]