John H. Isacs

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Elevated beauty of Swiss wines - Taste in China
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Elevated beauty of Swiss wines

Switzerland makes excellent wines. The problem is that the Swiss consume almost 95 percent of their lovely wines. Precious few are exported. Even fewer can be found in China. 
Chinese rice wine meets brethren Spanish soul - Taste in China
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Chinese rice wine meets brethren Spanish soul

The greatest of all rice wines – Shaoxing wine
Spice-friendly Sicilian Syrahs to please Odysseus - Taste in China
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Spice-friendly Sicilian Syrahs to please Odysseus

When cinnamon meets meats, one beautiful wine companion is Syrah.
No need to feel bamboozled by healthy wine craze - Taste in China
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No need to feel bamboozled by healthy wine craze

While certain bamboo dishes with meats and rich sauces are better companions to red wines, the majority of bamboo preparations perform best when paired with white wines.
Austrian best way to celebrate Qingming Festival - Taste in China
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Austrian best way to celebrate Qingming Festival

I thought it apropos to introduce a wine with lovely grassy qualities that just so happens to pair beautifully with qingtuan cakes.

Sardinia, an island paradise of vino treasures - Taste in China
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Sardinia, an island paradise of vino treasures

One of China's growing number of talented young female chefs who are bravely endeavoring to create dishes from two of Europe's greatest culinary traditions: Italy and France.
Flight-friendly snacks no picnic without Riesling - Taste in China
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Flight-friendly snacks no picnic without Riesling

When choosing a synergistic wine partner for in-flight snacks, you need a combination of fruitiness, freshness and food versatility. 
Perfect tipple when you find yourself in a pickle - Taste in China
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Perfect tipple when you find yourself in a pickle

In the world of pickles, there's really only one perfect wine.
Wolf Blass, Columbia Crest stand out at eateries - Taste in China
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Wolf Blass, Columbia Crest stand out at eateries

In congruence with the story on international chain restaurants in China, I wanted to introduce two large publicly traded producers that make consistently excellent wines.
Valpolicella is a fine Valentine wine for romantics - Taste in China
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Valpolicella is a fine Valentine wine for romantics

How can we genuinely be romantic? Picking a romantic wine is a great start and no other wine does this better than Amarone.
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