Drc In The Prc


By Jim Boyce | A photo circulating on social media reminded me of the challenges that wine consumers face in China. Along with issues such as counterfeit wine, high prices for quality local labels …

 

Playing The Pony


By Jim Boyce | Two wines from one of China?s top wineries, Kanaan in Ningxia, will soon be available at retail chain Dan Murphy?s in Australia. The horse-themed Cabernet-driven blends &…

 

Fruit Forward


By Jim Boyce | Inner Mongolian winery Hansen ticked plenty of boxes during a portfolio tasting last Friday night in Beijing. While wine-makers in China typically add oak to their fruit like Donald …

 

Wine Hiccups


By Jim Boyce |  A dormitory fire that killed 19 people in Beijing earlier this week, and underscored the harsh living conditions of many of the city?s workers, has resulted in fire safety ins…

 

Mystery Wine Party 3


By Jim Boyce | Do ye seek good-value wine events in Beijing? Then read on because a group of boutique distributors will team up on Sunday to offer prices not even hotels and restaurants get. Even b…

 

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…

 
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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

 
 
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