Update: Grape Wall – The Interviews

By Jim Boyce

As a wine drinker, I love to hear as many voices as possible, including those of wine writers, consumers, distributors, makers and event organizers. I’ve been lucky enough to talk to many such people, whether they are based in China or abroad, and whether we did it by phone, via email, or over a glass of wine. I earlier listed those interviews and I have now update it. Here they are – in chronological order:

Nicholas Carre
GM, Maxim’s Beijing

Robert Joseph
Writer, entrepreneur

Tyler Colman
Blogger, author

Carlos de Jesus
Amorim communications director

Frankie Zhao
Wine consultant

Arcy Yin
Editor (Food & Wine China)

Natalie MacLean

Peter Gago
Penfolds chief wine maker

Gaia Gaja
Gaja winery

Frederic Choux
DCT Wines owner (Dalian)

Group interview
With 20 winery representatives

Guy Wittich
Event organizer, consumer (Taipei)

Robert Parker
Writer, critic

Jenn Hinkle
Event organizer, consumer (Beijing)

Pat Fromm
Consumer, ex-industry (Beijing)

Wolf Blass / George Samios
Wine maker / Foster’s PR

Frederic Engerer
Chateau Latour president

Alberto Fernandez
Torres China GM (Shanghai)

Steve Clarke
China Silk owner (Xinjiang)

Tim Hanni

Jancis Robinson
Writer, critic

John Gai
Palette Wines owner (Beijing)

Ethan Perk
Jebsen Deputy GM China (Beijing)

Zhang Ning
Yunnan Red wine maker (Yunnan)

Shan Shumin
Yunnan Red GM (Yunnan)

Wu Kegang
Yunnan Red CEO (Yunnan)

Chantal Chi
Writer (Shanghai)

Jeremy Oliver
Wine writer, critic

Mark Curtis
China Wine Tours leader

Eddie Osterland
Sommelier, educator

Frank Siegel
Event organizer (Beijing)

Judy Leissner
Grace Vineyard CEO (Shanxi)

Don St. Pierre, Jr.
ASC managing director (Shanghai)

Dan Siebers
Summergate N. China manager (Beijing)

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