The second session of my WSET Level two course starts with a glass of Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuissé, France, and another glass of Chardonnay from Marlborough, New Zealand. A good way to start the day.
During the Spring Festival, we are once again very busy organising and attending dinners. Traditional Chinese culture has strong farming culture influences, and in this culture, ‘eating’ is a very important activity.
Chinese law now includes trademark protection for Champagne, but enforcing the rule is as much about the classroom as the courtroom, says WANG Wei, representative of the Comité Champagne's China office, in an exclusive interview with DecanterChina.com.
Sommelierie is such a new occupation in China that not just the consumers but also sometimes people working in the wine trade, even the sommeliers themselves, couldn’t tell the definition, responsibilities and obligations of this job.
More and more drinkers are not just looking to taste wine but want to become experts. But is wine tasting a technical skill or art or both? And how does one improve at it?
Happy Chinese New Year! What's the zodiac symbol of these famous wine people? The new DecanterChina.com launches today, with a mobile-optimised redesign, a brand new Wine Reviews section and several new features tailored to the needs of Chinese wine lovers.
1st Cru Classe, 1855
The dark-skinned Mavrotgrano, meaning ‘black crisp’, was once almost extinct and now occupying just 2% of the vineyard area on the Greek island of Santorini.
Wine is an enduring activity. The Chave family first made wine in the Rhône in 1481, while the Ricasoli family acquired its Brolio estate, today the biggest in Chianti Classico, in 1141. Schloss Vollrads sold wine to the St Viktor Monastery in Mainz in 1211; Schloss Johannisberg’s vineyards were documented in 817.
Inspired by celebrity wine investors, many Chinese investors have started to dream about owning a chateau themselves. However, buying a chateau is different from buying a house, said vineyard investment specialists. Here are five things you need to think about before buying a wine estate.