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British Bubbly in Beijing: New Year’s Eve with Chapel Down Pinot Reserve

By Jim Boyce English sparkling wine maker Chapel Down last appeared on this blog due to its presence ringside at White Collar Boxing in Beijing. This time it again pops up on a special occasion: we opened a bottle of Pinot Reserve 2006 at the New Year’s Eve party at Switch! restaurant last night. As […]

Wines under 元100 in China: Grace Vineyard Chardonnay 2010

By Jim Boyce While Grace Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 did not make the top four in our recent Grape Wall Challenge, it did get good scores from most of the seven consumers turned judges on the white wine panel. Six judges either “liked it” (five) or “loved it” (one), with one dissenter submitting a “didn’t like […]

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