Grape Wall Challenge 2012: Summergate, ASC, MQ top wine challenge in China

December 21, 2012 // 1 Comment

~ By Jim Boyce (Note: Sorry for the delay. This blog went offline several days for — to me — unknown reasons and now is back for — to me — unknown reasons. The mysteries of life.) These are wines with the highest scores in the Grape Wall Challenge 2012. The judges were Chinese consumers who are casual wine drinkers. They tasted 40 wines — 20 red and 20 white — that retail for under rmb100 per bottle and ranked each as “love it“, “like it“, “don’t like it” or “hate it“. Grape Wall contributor Nicolas Carre and I separately compiled […]

Loosen up with some Riesling

July 2, 2007 // 0 Comments

Liebe das guten Leben on July 3 as Summergate hosts both a wine tasting and dinner with Ernst Loosen. The fun starts with a tasting at the the Hilton’s Zeta Bar (7-10 PM; 150 kuai) and includes the following wines: Villa Wolf Pinot Noir 2004 Dr Lo Riesling 2005 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese 2003 The wine dinner kicks off an hour later in the Hilton’s One East on Third (8 PM~; 590 kuai, plus 15 percent service charge). The wines: 1998 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett 2003 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2003 Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese 1990 […]