Sommeli-eh? Canada Launches Sommelier Contest For China

By Jim Boyce | Did you know that Canada has over 650 wineries? Or that the province of Ontario produces two-thirds of the nation?s wine? Or that over half of Ontario?s grapes were Conco…


Ningxia Winemakers Challenge

By Jim Boyce | Just over half of the 48 participants in the second Ningxia Winemakers Challenge (NWC) have bottled their wines in preparation for a contest later this year that has more than USD100…


Espana Especial: Torres Turns Twenty In China

By Jim Boyce | Torres China is marking two decades of business this year and got some staff and winery partners together during the China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu today as part of the cele…


Beijing Wine Jobs

By Jim Boyce | No money, no funny, they say, so it?s not surprising to see wine job listings in China are often about sales, sales, sales. Here are a couple of positions up for grabs in Beiji…

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Meet the Candidates | Chris Sargeant of Australia

Chris Sargeant of Australia is one of 48 candidates from 18 nations participating in the Ningxia Winemakers Challenge, a two-year program that officially started on September 20 and pairs each w


Meet the candidates | Maria Isabel Tapia of Chile

Maria Isabel Tapia of Chile is one of 48 candidates who traveled to China this month for the Ningxia Winemakers Challenge, a two-year project that pairs foreign winemakers with local wineries to pract


48 Winemakers, 18 Nations | Unprecedented Wine Contest Underway in China

By Jim Boyce An unprecedented viticultural–and cultural–experiment is underway in the Ningxia region of China where 48 winemakers from 18 nations are practicing their craft as part of a


Ningxia Winemakers Challenge | First visit paired with start of Riesling harvest at Kanaan

Six of the winemakers who will join the Ningxia Wine Challenge, which officially starts on September 20, got their first taste of the region when they headed to Kanaan today to try some wines and w


Ningxia Wine Challenge II | The Finalists Start to Arrive

One month ago, 60 finalists were picked for the second Ningxia Winemakers Challenge (see here), a project in which I am involved. While the challenge, which has a prize pool of rmb840,000 this t


Status symbols | Are MWs the new Lafite in China?

Those times when a Master of Wine visited China for a tasting or dinner or other event and criticized the fascination some consumers in this nation have with Lafite? Oh, irony. Thou art ge

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