Brian Yao

Tasting time in Beijing: Cedar Creek wines from Australia

July 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

By Brian Yao The Kerry Center Hotel branch of Top Cellar recently hosted a tasting of Cedar Creek wines from Australia. Guests in Beijing joined the wine maker Graham Cranswick from Cedar Creek to try three reds and three whites, including the winner in the red wine category of last March’s Grape Wall of China Challenge, Cedar Creek Shiraz Cabernet 2008. Top Cellar is offering a 25 percent discount on all Cedar Creek wines during July.

China road trip: Food and wine in Changsha, Hunan province

May 12, 2009 // 1 Comment

By Brian Yao A couple of weeks ago, I visited a customer in the suburb of Xingsha in Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province in south China. I love this place and find the local spicy food to be quite good. I stayed in the Venice Hotel, which has a good restaurant and some decent wines. Unfortunately, the restaurant was closed so I was unable to eat there and try a bottle of wine. Instead, I ended up eating in the lobby and drinking a Tsingtao beer. The next day, I decided to search for a place to eat […]