By Jim Boyce
Decanter China has added three columnists to the website it launched last September. (Note: To those hoping for a print edition of the magazine for China, don’t hold your breath: publisher Sarah Kemp recently told me the company will stick to online for now.) The columnists:
- Beijing-based Li Demei, who consulted on the Helan Qing Xue wine from Ningxia that won an ‘international trophy‘ at the magazine’s awards in 2009. His latest consulting gig: Wangzhong winery in Xinjiang. He’ll write a column called “Demei’s View“.
- Singapore-based Châ€™ng Poh Tiong, a long-time contributor to the magazine and vice-chair of its first Asia Wine Awards in 2012. His column will look at China’s history and wine.
- Jane Anson, the magazine’s Bordeaux writer, who will provide “an insiderâ€™s guide to the latest happenings inside and around Bordeaux.”
The announcement also vaguely noted that, “The launch of DecanterChinaâ€™s columnists also coincides with the enrolment of a number of new correspondents stationed in major cities across China.”
More details here.
The past two years have seen a substantial influx of wine media, educators, consultants and marketing firms in China– everything from Wine Enthusiast launching a local edition to Wine Intelligence setting up shop in Beijing to word there are at least four upcoming books on the topic of wine and China.
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