John H. Isacs

Columnist
Captivating Pinots from the far southern regions - Taste in China
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Captivating Pinots from the far southern regions

In the wine world, along with grapes and proper terrior, a requisite ingredient in great wines is hardworking and creative people.
Burgundy whites are splendid summer aperitifs - Taste in China
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Burgundy whites are splendid summer aperitifs

The heat and humidity of the Shanghai summer have enveloped us and there's precious little we can do about it – except perhaps enjoy a cool and crisp glass of wine. 
A Spanish red to toast recycling Shanghai's waste - Taste in China
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A Spanish red to toast recycling Shanghai's waste

Tying the topic of garbage into this week's wine column, well, that's another matter. Perhaps etymology can help.
This 'little green' grape is making a comeback - Taste in China
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This 'little green' grape is making a comeback

The wide availability of information and greater popularity of wine means drinkers are becoming more sophisticated and this in turn results in a desire of greater diversity. 
A champion wine for celebrated Chinese dishes - Taste in China
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A champion wine for celebrated Chinese dishes

Many historic and storied Chinese dishes are cooked in or with leaves. Sancerre wines from French has leafy qualities and is a lovely companion.
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.

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