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Terroir by the glass

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

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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

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China will surpass US to become top consumer of Chilean wine

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

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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

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Winemaker brings his passion to the Chinese vineyard

November 27, 2015 12:16 pm - Posted by Jody in Drink

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Sporting a cap with a red star on it, French veteran winemaker Bruno Paumard is among the most eye-catching individuals in Wuhai – one of the few Caucasians living in the small northern Chinese city. Since 2010, the 51-year-old has worked at Chateau Hansen in Wuhai, in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, which he calls “paradise… read more

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China To Unveil World’s First Smart Wine Bottle

July 20, 2015 11:00 am - Posted by Jody in Drink

China has a black market for wine, which is why Chinese-owned winery Ferngrove Wine Group is dabbling in the “smart wine bottle” domain. These bottles will help prevent counterfeit bottles from infiltrating the market and allow the winery to communicate with their consumers. The prototype of the smart wine bottle will be unveiled at Mobile World… read more

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Global celebration of baijiu planned for August

June 16, 2015 9:35 am - Posted by Jody in Drink

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Assorted baijius. Photo provided to China Daily Beijing wine and nightlife blogger Jim Boyce announced this week that bars and restaurants in several countries will participate in World Baijiu Day, a series of events designed to make consumers outside of China familiar with the nation’s popular white spirit. The world’s most-consumed alcoholic beverage is little-known abroad,… read more

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Paris (dpa) – The United States retained its ranking as the world’s biggest wine drinker in 2014 as China crept to second place globally in terms of vineyard surface area, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine said Monday. Americans drank 30.7 million hectolitres of wine last year, beating the French who drank 27.9 million hectolitres.… read more

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‘China Will Rock Our Wine World’

May 21, 2015 9:22 am - Posted by Jody in Drink

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China is in the midst of another red revolution, but this one involves red wine. Over the past 15 years, its fledgling wine industry has expanded dramatically, with vineyards now occupying more than 3,000 square miles of land, according to a report by the International Organization of Vine and Wine. That’s more than 10 percent of… read more

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Wines displayed in la Bordeauxthéque at its grand opening party, in the newly-launched French department store Galeries Lafayette, in Beijing on Feb 27, 2014. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn] Wine consumption in China rose by 5.6 percent last year compared with 2013, despite a gloomy political and economic situation for the market, a research report said on Wednesday. A total… read more

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China’s drinks sector suffers New Year hangover

February 3, 2015 3:29 pm - Posted by Jody in Drink

Jody may not be the world’s biggest fan of baijiu but our Editors track liquor and wine consumption in China very closely. The Middle Kingdom has become the new epicenter of wine consumption and a slow down here could have effect far and wide.Fortunately many new e-commerce channels are opening n China so we’re pretty excited t see what kind of pioneering online wine sales will come from the likes of Alibaba and more.

Although 2015 has so far started on a relatively positive note for China’s drinks industry with a slight increase in stock prices, the nation’s baijiu sector remains sluggish. A visitor inspects liquor products at a recent wine and spirits trade fair in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province. Apart from Moutai, which saw 2 percent growth in… read more
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Lost heaven’s mystic touch

January 26, 2015 12:40 pm - Posted by Jody in Drink
My frequent visits to restaurants across Beijing have become boring. For a while now, I’ve been finding food to be either delicious or simply monotonous. The ground floor bar.[Photo by Feng Yongbin/China Daily] A heady mix of ethnic cuisines from Yunnan, along an ancient tea route, makes the Beijing restaurant a go-to place. My frequent visits… read more
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