Putao-a-thon! Win Your Weight In Wine With Cheers


By Jim Boyce | I help organize an annual China charity campaign called Maovember that teams bars, restaurants, shops and customers for fun events throughout November. This year?s effort suppo…

 

Spier Today: Wines Of South Africa Road Show In Beijing


By Jim Boyce | Hot, crowded and no glasses: a first impression of yesterday?s Wines of South Africa roadshow at Westin Chaoyang Beijing. Luckily, the producers and distributors made up for it…

 

Q&a


By Jim Boyce | Justin Corrans of South African led the gold medal charge during last week?s finale of the Ningxia Winemakers Challenge, a two-year project that saw 48 candidates from 17 count…

 

Chateau Lebron


By Jim Boyce | LeBron James is seen by many as not only the planet?s top basketball player but also, within the NBA, as having swish taste in wine. The Cleveland Cavaliers star?s Instag…

 

Medalist And Master Of Wine


By Jim Boyce | The past week has been memorable for Nova Cadamatre, winemaking director at Constellation’s Canandaigua Winery in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Just days after visiting

 

Wine Winners


By Jim Boyce | Justin Corrans of South African led the gold medal haul during last night?s finale of the Ningxia Winemakers Challenge. The two-year project featured 48 winemakers from 17 coun…

 


By Jim Boyce | For just over five years, I have helped on a series of projects by the Ningxia wine authorities. That stint largely ends next week with the finale of the Ningxia Winemakers Challenge…

 

Farewell To A Food And Wine Writer


By Jim Boyce | Mike Peters, a relentless and enthusiastic supporter of China?s food and wine scenes, died last Thursday in Beijing. Mike, an editor and writer at China Daily, passed from panc…

 

Taste Test


By Jim Boyce | Lu Yang has become the first master sommelier from China. Hong Kong-based Lu, the corporate director of wine for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts during the past five years, was born in

 

Vintage Report


By Jim Boyce | Few things have influenced my China wine outlook more than a workshop held ten years ago this week in Beijing. At the time, Grape Wall was two months old, I was working at a chamber …

 
 
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