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China Gets Its Wine On

January 4, 2018 12:01 pm - Posted by Jody in Drink

By 2020, China could become the world’s second-largest wine consumer, behind the United States, according to a report by Vinexpo, a leading wine exhibition. … wine making programs. The Chinese students believe that the wine industry has a promising future in their homeland. “In Asia, especially in China, people are getting richer,” says student Heigi Wan … read more


9 Margaritas To Drink This Cinco De Mayo

May 5, 2017 4:12 pm - Posted by Jody in Drink

The weather’s changing and there’s nothing that says it’s almost-summer quite like a cool refreshing margarita. On Cinco De Mayo — a celebration of Mexico’s 1862 victory in the Battle of Puebla — people flock to restaurants and bars to sip on these delicious tequila-based drinks, but why go out when you can whip up something… read more


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