Born in France, Julien Boulard MW has been living continuously in China since 2003. He became a Master of Wine in September 2019. His fluency in Chinese, both spoken and written, his experience and knowledge of the wine industry, as well as his strong activity on Chinese social media have allowed him to become a popular wine educator.
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When asking about Chile’s signature grape variety, it is safe to assume that most people will immediately think of Carménère.However, there is another grape variety which might rightfully claim the conspicuous title of “National flagship” grape variety: País.
South Africa – Flushing away misconceptions
'I have to admit, I used to have strong prejudices against South African wines...'
If WSET included Ningxia | Julien Boulard
As I’ve just spent two weeks in Ningxia, I thought I could try to depict the region according to WSET’s structure...
Wine doesn’t ‘breathe’ through the cork
As a wine educator, I find it very frustrating how some myths can live on for so long, sometimes even among wine professionals...
Julien Boulard / 朱利安: Burgundy, I love you… Me neither!
I am fascinated by how some wine regions such as Burgundy and Barolo have become a ‘must-like’ in China and how people not particularly fond of these regions are sometimes perceived as outcasts by ‘real’ wine lovers...
Alsace’s 1ers Crus Classification
For some time now, we’ve been hearing whispers about the potential creation of a 1er Cru category for Alsace wines. What are the potential challenges and opportunities brought by the new classification?
Who’s shaping the Chinese wine market
Will there ever be an individual who's influential enough to hold sway over the Chinese market? Wine educator Julien Boulard said the key influential factor may well be a ‘what’, rather than a ‘who’...
Julien Boulard: How to become a better wine educator
Wine educators are rather privileged in China, making their position fantasised about by many young people entering the industry. Is there a 'secret' in becoming a successful wine educator in China? Hear the Nanning-based wine educator's tips.
Wine geek’s talk: The Zinfandel story
Speaking of Zinfandel, most people studying wine already know that this is the same grape as Primitivo. But do you know the story behind the variety’s revival in the US? From the origin to classic styles and regions, read all about the story behind the 'Zin'.
Exclusive interview: The man who ‘discovered’ Carmenère
Where is the world’s largest wine grapes collection? How was Chilean Carmenere discovered? Why is Marselan considered a possible candidate as China’s signature grape? Find all the answers in Professor Jean-Michel Boursiquot’s exclusive interview with DecanterChina.com.