John H. Isacs

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In the soup with Sicilian wine - Taste in China
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In the soup with Sicilian wine

When enjoying soups or other comfort foods I often look to sunny Sicily for vino inspiration.
Mencia & medicinal dumplings - Taste in China
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Mencia & medicinal dumplings

What's indubitable is the global popularity of pan-fried dumplings and an affinity for wines.
Ventoux brings the bacon home - Taste in China
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Ventoux brings the bacon home

I'd like to make the case for wine, in particular an underappreciated red wine from southern France.
Somms sway city dining scene - Taste in China
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Somms sway city dining scene

Wine has been around an awfully long time, sommeliers not so long.
Riesling corks pop for corn crop - Taste in China
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Riesling corks pop for corn crop

Corn and wine share long and distinguished histories, albeit with distant origins. 
NZ's oldest wine region perseveres in adversity - Taste in China
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NZ's oldest wine region perseveres in adversity

New Zealand has handled the COVID-19 challenge better than most and this extends to its wine industry.
Multi-faceted art of wine storage - Taste in China
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Multi-faceted art of wine storage

Many of the world's finest foods and beverages get better with age, up to a certain point. Witness, dry-aged beef, hard cheeses, vinegars, selected teas and of course wines.
Limiting excess through wine - Taste in China
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Limiting excess through wine

One wine region nestled in the step hills of the Italian Alps makes wines that not only epitomize the concept of moderation, but also taste delicious.
Seasonal seafood embracing whites from the heart of France - Taste in China
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Seasonal seafood embracing whites from the heart of France

My seafood embellisher par excellence is a Sauvignon Blanc wine that hails from the heart of France.
Fermented rice a royal rot treat - Taste in China
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Fermented rice a royal rot treat

Sweet fermented rice desserts as well as savory dishes all benefit from an appropriate wine partner. 
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