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By Jim Boyce
As the sky exploded with fireworks and my belly expanded from far too many dumplings, I spent part of my Chinese New Year holidays in Beijing creating a newsletter about wine in China. That might seem odd given my sometimes sporadic posting here but a) I know some people prefer newsletters, which arrive when there is new info, as opposed to visiting blogs, which may or may not have new stuff, b) I hope the newsletter will prove useful as a compact guide to happenings in China and c) I needed something to do other than eat more dumplings.
The result is GWoC Talk, short for Grape Wall of China Talk. It is free, will be sent every two to four weeks, and will include stories on winery visits, local and imported wines, consumer events and industry leaders plus useful info on wine fairs, job openings, distributors, and more.
Friends and acquaintances need not worry that I will regularly bombard them with newsletters. This is an “opt in” project. To get the newsletter, you need to do one of three things:
- Sign up on this site’s homepage by inserting your email address in the form below the banner.
- Tell me — in person or by email at grapewallofchina (at) gmail.com — that you want to receive it.
- Sign up directly on this page: you don’t have to include your name, the email address alone will do.
That’s all you need to do to get happy shiny China wine information in your email box. If you want to see a sample of a full newsletter, click here.
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