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Taiwan Whisky Pioneer Is Winning Awards

December 14, 2016 3:39 pm - Posted by Jody in Drink


For five decades, Lee Tien-tsai developed his business empire amid the paddy fields, gorges and mountains of his rural birthplace in northeastern Taiwan. But for all his success, the laborer’s son—who started out selling mosquito-repelling incense as a teenager in the 1950s and went on to become one of the island’s richest men—always harbored a final… read more


The Ultimate Wine Cheat Sheet

November 28, 2016 3:55 pm - Posted by Jody in Drink



Terroir by the glass

September 17, 2016 11:13 am - Posted by Jody in Drink


Terroir by the glass

One of Chile’s ultra-premium winemakers is touring Asia with a star chef, and standing the traditional wine-dinner concept on its head Few people would have the nerve to ask a former three-star Michelin chef to eat dirt. But that’s more or less what Don Melchor winemaker Enrique Tirado did when he began to plan his current… read more


Five white wines from Ontario that are worth checking out

January 22, 2016 4:20 pm - Posted by Jody in Drink


Being a cool climate, lively white wine with electric acidity comes easily to Ontario. But wrapping that electricity with clean, nuanced, silky fruit and pricing around $15 a bottle? That’s a bit more difficult. Here are five local wines that do just that. 2013 Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Black Series Riesling Gewurztraminer, VQA Niagara Peninsula (Ontario), #357129,… read more


China will surpass US to become top consumer of Chilean wine

January 15, 2016 8:11 pm - Posted by Jody in Drink


SANTIAGO – “China will soon surpass the US as the top consumer of Chilean wine,” Claudio Cilveti, general manager of Vinos de Chile, the country’s wine association, told Xinhua on Wednesday. According to Cilveti, the sales of Chilean wine have grown by 43 percent in the last five years in China and should grow by around… read more


Jody’s Top NYE Drink Picks

December 29, 2015 10:04 pm - Posted by Jody in Drink

New Year’s Eve presents a lot of opportunities to have fun and party. But picking the right drink to enjoy is critical so Jody has a special video with 3 great options, no matter where the evening takes you.


Wine in the Philippines?

December 17, 2015 1:06 pm - Posted by Jody in Drink


MANILA, Philippines – A local wine brand and its young COO was given top honors by the Asean Business Awards Philippines in celebration of local enterprises that have created a positive impact on the growth of the economy and elevated the country’s image in the Asean region. Bel Mondo Italia Corp. (BMIC) and its COO, Christopher… read more



I’m standing outside of a ballroom on the sixth floor of the Marriott Marquis hotel in midtown Manhattan, and I can barely move. Surrounding me on all sides are anxious men with glasses in their hands. Most of them are middle-aged, with hair in various stages of thinning or graying (or both). They have paid $325… read more


Italy regains title as world’s largest wine producer

December 4, 2015 2:36 pm - Posted by Jody in Drink


France was knocked off the number one position for wine production by Italy, in the latest global figures from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), released on Wednesday. Italy regained first place, which it lost to France last year, with production of 48.9 million hectolitres, up 13 percent on 2014. This year’s good weather… read more


Rosé Renaissance in France

November 30, 2015 1:29 pm - Posted by Jody in Drink


Sales of rosé wine are growing so rapidly in France that the country is now the biggest producer, consumer and importer of rosé in the world, according to estimates released Wednesday by the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) and published by the French newspaper, Le Figaro. Rosé sales account for more than 30 percent… read more