Wine And Baijiu

By Jim Boyce | Is Treasury Wine Estates following this blog!? Or a higher-up at Penfolds? Maybe Peter Gago? Because a new wine-baijiu blend called ?waijiu? was our April Fool?s jo…


Bottle Stock

Jim Boyce | Grace Vineyard has gone public. In terms of being listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, that is. Its status is official under the name Grace Wine Holdings, a little more than two deca


Rawson?s Retreat Advances

By Jim Boyce | Will Rawson?s Retreat do for Australia in China what Yellowtail did in the United States, namely, associate the country with relatively cheap generic brands and thus make it ha…


Bling Dynasty

By Jim Boyce | Chinese wines won 131 medals, including five ?grand golds?, at the Concours Mondial in Beijing this month. The results, published today, also list 46 golds and 80 silvers…


Next-wave Marselan

By Jim Boyce | For the past dozen years, we?ve heard a growing buzz in China about the grape Marselan (马瑟兰)—that?s one reason I started World Marselan Day and why we made it the focus o…


First World Marselan Day!

By Jim Boyce | The first World Marselan Day saw wine fans in the United States, Germany, Brazil, Romania, China and elsewhere open bottles from around the planet to celebrate this fascinating grape…


Two Degrees Of Separation

By Jim Boyce | The moody blends of Silver Heights, the brawnier offerings of Helan Qing Xue and the fruit-forward drops of Kanaan: these distinct styles all have a common point in Ningxia wine hist


Boozy Bordeaux

By Jim Boyce | We were getting boozy a few weeks back at one of my Beijing locals, Q Bar, and the time seemed ripe to finally work on a red wine-inspired frozen margarita. Owner George Zhou used hi

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Horse Trade

By Jim Boyce | Ningxia winery Kanaan, known for its Wild Pony, Pretty Pony and Black Beauty labels, has put its Riesling and semi-sweet Riesling, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc blend under screw ca…


A Nice China Wine Story

By Jim Boyce | I have a nice wine story. It?s not about fakes or mixing Sprite with top Bordeaux or someone being the first Chinese to pass a super tough exam. It?s about regular consum…

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