Grape Wall Challenge 2011

Grape Wall Challenge III: Best white wines under RMB100

November 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

I already covered the top five red wines from the third annual Grape Wall Challenge, held on Tuesday in Modo restaurant in Beijing. Now it is time for the white wines. As noted before, the Grape Wall Challenge features consumers as judges and focuses on bottles that retail for under rmb100. Judges were asked to try each wine and put it in one of four categories: “love it”, “like it”, “don’t like it” or “hate it”. We awarded four points for “love it”, three points for “like it”, and so on. Judges had space to leave comments and list their […]

Grape Wall Challenge III: Best red wines under RMB100

November 10, 2011 // 1 Comment

~ The third annual Grape Wall Challenge, held on Tuesday in Beijing, saw Chinese consumers sniff, sip and score nearly 40 wines — split between red and white — that retail for less than rmb100 per bottle. This year’s Grape Wall Challenge was at Modo restaurant in Sanlitun Village (3F), which provided staff support and lunch for everyone. Hilton Beijing gave each judge a ticket to this Saturday’s Vinopolitan, which will have over 1000 different wines. The purpose of the Grape Wall Challenge is to judge wines under rmb100, since these are what most people can afford, and to build […]

Grape Wall Challenge 2011: Nine distributors confirmed so far

October 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

Eight Nine wine importers / distributors have confirmed they will participate in the Grape Wall of China Challenge 2011. This year’s challenge, the third annual, is slated for November 8 at Modo in Beijing. It will see Chinese consumers judge wines that retail for less than rmb100. Each distributor may submit up to four wines (see details here). There is space for about 50 bottles in total. Interested distributors are asked to confirm participation by October 28. Those who have joined so far (in alphabetical order): ASC Aussino China Wines and Spirits East Meets West French Wine Paradox Links Mercuris […]

Grape Wall Challenge 2011: Call For Wine

October 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

Call for Wine Grape Wall of China Challenge 2011 November 8, Modo, Beijing ~ The third annual Grape Wall of China Challenge will be held at restaurant Modo in Beijing on November 8. This post is a call for interested distributors to submit wines. The goal of the challenge, or GWC, is to find good inexpensive wines as decided by Chinese consumers. This year, the winning wines will go in Modo’s enomatic machines. (See here for more information on why we hold the GWC.) Distributors may submit a maximum of two white and two red wines. Each wine must have […]

It’s on! Hong Kong Wine Future 2011 vs Grape Wall of China Challenge 2011

October 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

– By Jim Boyce On November 8, many of the wine world’s biggest names — Robert Parker, Jancis Robinson, Miguel Torres, Michel Rolland, and dozens more — will be in Hong Kong for the finale of  Wine Future 2011. On the same day, a dozen Chinese consumers — people whose names you probably haven’t heard — will be in Beijing blind-tasting wines that retail for less than rmb100, as part of the third annual Grape Wall of China Challenge. Which event is more important? Hey, the Grape Wall Challenge might lack the star power of Wine Future, but it does have […]