John H. Isacs

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Ever-evolving trends in cuisines and wines - Taste in China
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Ever-evolving trends in cuisines and wines

When many people think of the south of France they envision the polished and sophisticated beauty of Provence. To the west, Languedoc is a wilder and more rustic.
Raise a glass to the environment - Taste in China
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Raise a glass to the environment

Wine lovers may be surprised that their beverage of choice can also have a negative influence on nature.
Winemakers lean toward purity - Taste in China
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Winemakers lean toward purity

Purity is sacred in many beliefs. It is a core of aesthetics and also a holy grail for winemakers.
China's winemakers riding high - Taste in China
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China's winemakers riding high

This week, three top winemakers in China share their challenges.
A rosy outlook for China's wines - Taste in China
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A rosy outlook for China's wines

Checking with wine industry experts throughout China, I soon realized my optimism was shared.
Baijiu's award-winning spirit - Taste in China
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Baijiu's award-winning spirit

In terms of value, culture and complexity of production, baijiu has few equals.

Almonds go nuts for Soave wine - Taste in China
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Almonds go nuts for Soave wine

When simple sugars are turned into alcohol and hundreds of volatile flavor compounds are released, some wines actually smell and taste like almonds.
A burgundy gets under your skin - Taste in China
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A burgundy gets under your skin

Crispy meat and fish skin snacks are also quite popular and similarly benefit from a glass of wine.
Discovering delicious Ningxia - Taste in China
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Discovering delicious Ningxia

In addition to jujube fruit, the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region also produces some of China's most distinguished grapes; specifically, the kind used to make wines.
Spanish wine sweet on potatoes - Taste in China
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Spanish wine sweet on potatoes

One emerging style of Spanish white wine pairs beautifully with a wide range of Chinese and Western potato preparations.
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