Bottled in China: A Wine & Food Podcast

Bottled in China: A Wine & Food Podcast

By Emilie Steckenborn

Bottled in China brings you into the world of wine, drink and food through conversations with some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things wine, food, beer and spirits from across the world.

Episodes

Navigating Uncharted Territory: ASC Fine Wines’ Journey in China with Don St Pierre Jr

In 1996, Don St Pierre Jr joined forces with his father, Don St Pierre Sr, to establish ASC Fine Wines. Over the years, their company has grown to become one of the largest importers of high-quality wine in China.Today, we delve into the formidable obstacles encountered while introducing fine wines to the Chinese market and the fascinating stories of navigating the intricacies of conducting business in China during the mid-nineties.We also dive into cherished memories of Don St Pierre Sr's remarkable character and enduring impact in the industry.  Finally, we reflect on the dynamic evolution of the Chinese wine market and envision how ASC would reinvent itself in today's changing wine industry. Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Subscribe to Bottled in China now and join us on an unforgettable journey through the world of wine, spirits, and culinary wonders. Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! Find out more at https://www.thebottledshow.com 
19/04/2436m 21s

Taste of the Gods: Exploring the World of Greek Wines with Yiannis Karakasis Master of Wine

In today’s episode, we have the pleasure of hosting Yiannis Karakasis, a renowned Master of Wine based in Athens, Greece.With his expertise and passion for Greek wines, Yiannis has been instrumental in introducing the world to the hidden treasures of this ancient winemaking region.In our conversation, we delve into his journey and what makes Greek wines so unique and worth exploring. We also discuss his latest ebook, "Greek Wine Explained," and the valuable insights it offers to readers.Yiannis takes us behind the scenes of the 50 Great Greek Wines Awards and shares a sneak peek of some wine styles that will captivate even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.Yiannis Karakasis MW is not only a Master of Wine, but also a prolific writer, consultant, and wine educator. He is the creator of the influential blog www.karakasis.mw, which has been instrumental in promoting Greek wines to a global audience. In 2019, he founded both the 50 Great Greek Wines initiative and the First Growth Wine School in Cyprus. Yiannis serves as a consultant for various businesses in Greece and abroad, and his is also the author of “The Wines of Santorini”, a book that was long listed for the Andre Simon Awards.  Recently, he published a digital report on Greek wine titled “Greek Wine Explained 2024”. Connect with Yiannis on Instagram @yianniskarasismwDownload his new e-book: Greek Wine Explained 2024Visit his website: https://www.karakasis.mwLearn more about 50 Great Greek Wines hereSince 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Subscribe to Bottled in China now and join us on an unforgettable journey through the world of wine, spirits, and culinary wonders. Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! Find out more at https://www.thebottledshow.com   
25/03/2436m 20s

Decoding the Decline: Natalie Wang on China’s Evolving Wine Market

In our latest podcast episode, we embark on a journey to unravel the ever-evolving world of China's wine market. With an eye toward 2024, we explore the challenging landscape awaiting the wine industry.Joining us is Natalie Wang, Chief Editor of Vino Joy News ─ the ultimate source for insights into China's wine industry. Natalie's expertise will guide us through the intricate layers of this dynamic market that went from boom to slide. Today we sit down to examine China's current economic landscape and forecast the evolving transformations that lie ahead for the wine industry in the next decade. We navigate the challenges faced by importers, examine how Australia's eagerly anticipated return to the market will impact the beverage landscape, and shed light on the noteworthy shifts in taste preferences and wine styles among the discerning young Gen Z consumers.But our exploration doesn't stop there. As we consider the future, we also delve into the significance of Hong Kong amid the ever-shifting geopolitical landscape.Get ready to gain a deeper understanding of China's wine market as we dissect trends, challenges, and opportunities. Tune in to stay ahead of the curve in the world of wine business.Read the latest developments on the wine industry: https://vino-joy.comConnect with Natalie Wang on LinkedIn or InstagramSince 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Subscribe to Bottled in China now and join us on an unforgettable journey through the world of wine, spirits, and culinary wonders. Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! Find out more at https://www.thebottledshow.com 
06/03/2434m 56s

Impossibrew: Non-Alcoholic Beer Inspired by Chinese Medicine

Introducing Mark Wong: Mark Wong is a visionary entrepreneur who took the beverage industry by storm. Less than 6 months after creating Impossibrew, he found himself on the hit TV show "Dragons' Den," where he faced the ultimate test of his business acumen. In this episode, Mark takes us through that experience and shares the valuable lessons he learned along the way.During our conversation, Mark reveals the fascinating science behind Impossibrew's beers, which offer a one or two-pint feeling without the presence of alcohol. We explore the nootropic herbs used in their products for relaxation and cognitive enhancement and how Mark collaborated with renowned neuroscientist Dr. Paul Chazot to develop these unique formulations.We also delve into the transformative role that a trip to Hong Kong played in Mark's life, where he discovered the power of Chinese and Eastern medicine. Looking to the future, we discuss the potential of the non-alcoholic nootropics industry and the challenges it currently faces. Mark shares his insights on the pain points and the exciting possibilities that lie ahead for this emerging category.Find out more: https://impossibrew.co.ukFollow their journey on Instagram @impossibrewbeerSince 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Subscribe to Bottled in China now and join us on an unforgettable journey through the world of wine, spirits, and culinary wonders. Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! Find out more at https://www.thebottledshow.com  
08/02/2428m 4s

Gastrophysics Unveiled: Professor Charles Spence Reveals the Science Behind the Perfect Meal

Professor Charles Spence is a world-renowned experimental psychologist specializing in neuroscience-inspired multisensory design. Spence has published over 1,000 academic articles and authored various best-sellers, including “The Perfect Meal” and “Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating.” Sensehacking, his newest book, was published in 2021.In addition to being an award-winning author, Spence established and runs the Crossmodal Research Laboratory (CRL) at the Oxford University Department of Experimental Psychology.Professor Spence collaborates with baristas, mixologists, chocolatiers, chefs, and perfumiers to design enhanced multisensory food and drink experiences.Professor Spence has worked extensively in multisensory experiential wine and coffee. Today, he wants to know how new technology will change our dining/drinking experiences.In today’s podcast, Professor Spence joins us from London to offer his intriguing insight into gastrophysics, the power of expectation, how packaging might be tricking your senses, and much more!Want to dive into the world of gastrophysics? Find his books The Perfect Meal or Gastrophysics.Watch his captivating TED talk here.Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Subscribe to Bottled in China now and join us on an unforgettable journey through the world of wine, spirits, and culinary wonders. Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! Find out more at https://www.thebottledshow.com 
30/12/2331m 51s

Sichuan Peppers: Asia’s Most Misunderstood Berry

On today’s episode we embark on a journey that sheds light on Asia’s most misunderstood berry and discuss how it’s making a hot comeback. We sit down with Yao Zhao, Founder of 50 Hertz Tingly Foods to discuss all things Sichuan peppers.In this interview, we delve into the scientific intricacies behind Sichuan pepper’s iconic mala (麻辣) or numbing flavour. Together, we’ll uncover the fascinating history of Sichuan peppers, tracing their origins in ancient medicinal practices and their epic odyssey along the legendary Silk Road. But that's not all—our exploration extends to the nuances between the green and red varieties, exploring how these tiny berries have sparked a fervent "mala craze" across Asia. From the innovative Mala milk tea to delectable culinary concoctions, witness the evolution of a culinary revolution that leaves taste buds tingling and palates yearning for more. Find out more about 50 Hertz Tingly Foods: https://50hertzfoods.comFollow the journey on Instagram @50hertzfoodsSince 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Subscribe to Bottled in China now and join us on an unforgettable journey through the world of wine, spirits, and culinary wonders. Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
07/12/2324m 15s

From Fast Food to Fine Wine: Vanessa Price’s “Big Macs & Burgundy” Redefines Wine Pairings

In today’s podcast we’ll be uncorking the secrets of unconventional pairings with Vanessa Price,  resident sommelier for The TODAY Show, and the brilliant mind behind the best-selling book, "Big Macs and Burgundy: Wine Pairings for the Real World." Vanessa has spent nearly two decades honing her craft and immersing herself in the wine industry. Her expertise has been recognized by prestigious publications like New York Magazine and Vogue, where she has written and been featured.But Vanessa's passion extends beyond the written word and into the realm of fine dining. As the Wine Director of Wildflower Farms, an Auberge Resort Hotel, she curates an unmatched wine selection to perfectly complement the modern twist on the traditional steakhouse at Mavericks, her latest culinary venture in Montauk. In this captivating episode, Vanessa sits down with us to delve into the inspiration behind "Big Macs and Burgundy," revealing the art of wine pairings for the real world. Discover the pairings to avoid, and which wines to pair with everything from Xiaolongbao, Sichuan hotpot or my favourite, a burrito! Get your hands on Big Macs & Burgundy: Wine Pairings for the Real World here! Connect and follow Vanessa on Instagram @vanessalenorepriceFind out more about Vinum, her lifestyle platform and Mavericks, her latest culinary venture in Montauk. Cheers!Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Subscribe to Bottled in China now and join us on an unforgettable journey through the world of wine, spirits, and culinary wonders. Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
16/11/2331m 31s

Beneath the Vineyards: Unraveling the Mystery of Minerality and Terroir with Geologist Brenna Quigley

Can we taste terroir?In today’s podcast, we unravel this very question with geologist Brenna Quigley to explore how soil influences a wine’s style.Based in Napa, CA, Brenna conducts vineyard investigations and educates other about the influence of soil on wine style.With a Master’s degree in Geology, she has had the opportunity to study the terroirs of France while working with Te Source Imports and Becky Wasserman & Co.Her current projects take her to various locations around the world, from Spain, Austria, Germany, to Italy. Follow on Instagram: @brennaquigleyListen to the podcast: https://www.roadsideterroir.comMore about Brenna: https://www.brennaquigley.com Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
30/10/2322m 59s

Nanotechnology & Wine: The Taste of the Future

Today we discuss the advancements of nanotechnology in the wine industry with Dr Sachinadri Rana. Nanotechnology is a branch of technology that focuses on producing, designing, and using objects or systems by manipulating atoms and molecules at nanoscale.In today’s podcast episode, we are thrilled to provide more insight into the wine production process with Dr Sachinadri Rana, Ph.D., an expert Wine Researcher at the Bragato Research Institute. With ten years of experience in the wine industry and a doctorate in biotechnology, Dr Sachi’s acute understanding of nanotechnology in grape growing and winemaking is a thrilling treat for today’s viticulture discussion.Ultimately, the use of nanotechnology in winemaking contributes to the reduction of environmental impact and improved agricultural sustainability in grapevine growth and harvest. Join us in this exclusive episode as we explore how the study of nanotechnology serves winemakers around the world with Dr Sachi.  More about Bragato Research Institute and their latest research: https://bri.co.nzConnect with Dr Rana on LinkedinSince 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
24/09/2332m 10s

Building the Next Generation of Wine Leaders with The Roots Fund Founder, Ikimi Dubose

The story of wine is a colorful one. Today, more funds and nonprofits are cropping up to promote the inclusivity of marginalized groups in the wine culture at large. One of those efforts, The Roots Fund, is looking to secure a pathway for the future of wine for those who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. Today, we talk with the founder of The Roots Fund, Ikimi Dubose about the importance of mentorship and leadership. When we sat down with Ikimi, we asked her what prompted her to start the fund, what “inclusivity” really means, and what the Roots Fund membership program entails. She dives deep into why mentorship means so much to her, as well as why it’s vital to have passionate, respectful, inclusive mentors in the wine industry. Plus, Ms. Dubose lets us in on her steps to leverage a mentor for wine career progression. Finally, she gives us the top three tips she’d tell younger Ikimi about getting into the food and business industry. The future of wine starts here with The Roots Fund and everything Ikimi Dubose stands for.Find out more: https://www.therootsfund.orgFollow the journey on Instagram @rootsfundSince 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
07/09/2320m 50s

The Trials and Tribulations of A.S.I’s 2023 Best Sommelier of the World with Raimonds Tomsons

In 2023, Raimonds Tomsons was crowned The Best Sommelier of the World and also Best Sommelier of Europe 2017 by the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (A.S.I).Throughout this fascinating conversation, we go deep into Raimonds story, including his origins at the renowned Vincents restaurant, his journey in wine as well as the trial and tribulations to reach the pinnacle of his profession.Today, this very special guest details the many powerful lessons he has learned during his unforgettable journey of passion, triumph, and dedication.We further discuss the world’s leading Sommelier competition and how it covers everything from vegan pairings to non-alcoholic recommendations, and how to accurately price a wine menu.As the director of Barents Wine Collectors, a Decanter Wine World Awards judge, and a Star Wine Lists jury member, Raimonds is simply a wealth of wine wisdom.Find out more: https://raimondstomsons.lv/en/index.htmlConnect on Insagram @Raimonds.tomsons to follow the journey!Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
25/08/2336m 15s

How to Become a Supertaster with Stefan Neumann, Master Sommelier

In this jam-packed episode, we talk with Stefan about his journey through the Michelin-starred ranks like Le Manoir aux Quat’Saison by Raymond Blanc and The Fat Duck and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, where he achieved his MS designation in 2017. We then discuss his new online course, tips on blind tasting, whether “supertasters” exist, which varietals or regions get easily mixed up during MS studying, and more. If you’re looking to become more knowledgeable about anything and everything wine, Stefan Neumann, MS, is a wonderful resource.“Master Sommelier” is a moniker saved for the most expert wine tasters in the world. Training, studying, and blind-tasting are vital to achieving this goal. Luckily, Stefan Neumann, MS, is here to help wine students and professionals alike. Born in Austria and based in London, Stefan is a consultant for many wine brands, including Graham’s, LVMH, and Austrian Wine Marketing. And he’s just launched his online blind-tasting course, helping aspiring sommeliers pass their wine exams and qualifications.Find out more: https://stefanneumann.co.ukConnect with him online: @stefanthesommelier_msFind out more about his wine tasting course: https://stefanneumann.co.uk/blind-tasting/Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
10/08/2332m 24s

The World of Korean Alcohol with Sool Founder, Carol Pak

South Korea has a plethora of regional brews that are slowly finding their way internationally. Today we speak with Carol Pak, Founder of Sool about her journey creating Makgeolli and Soju for the North American market .  A Columbia Business School MBA alum, Carol is a native New Yorker who wants to introduce the world to the magic of Korean spirits and elixirs. Previously part of ZX Ventures (owned by AB InBev), Carol developed a new beverage brand in China which opened her eyes to the possibility of introducing a new beverage category to the West. In 2017, she started Sool to globalize Korean alcoholic beverages. In this podcast we will dive into the background and culture of the Korean alcohols Soju and Makgeolli, why she’s so passionate about this mission, the rise of K-pop and K-culture in general, and how she created Makku and Soku, the first American-crafted Makgeolli and Soju, respectively. An expert in the art of alcoholic product launches, Carol Pak is here to show that Korea should be top of mind the next time you’re looking to imbibe.Find out more: www.drinksool.comConnect with them on Instagram  & Facebook Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
25/07/2335m 5s

Texas Wine Revival: From Vine to Glass

Join us as we explore the story behind Texas’s emerging wine industry in today’s episode.Although California and Washington are often considered the main attractions for exquisite vineyards and wine production in the United States, the Lone Star State is an underdog of sorts in the world of wine. As one of the oldest vine-growing states in America, the long, hot Texas summers are perfect for grapevine development. Today, this oenophile’s oasis holds approximately 4,000 acres of vineyards. In addition, about 443 wine producers reside in Texas, making the state a hot topic for wine connoisseurs.In today’s episode, we will hear from Clay Roup, the Director of Education and a Curator at Texas Wine Club, as he delves into the details of winemaking in Texas. We are covering everything from the best grape types for wine production to topical viticultural issues to the various wine styles sought after by many a wine-lover today. With professional intel about Texas boutique winemakers and general viticulture, Clay is well-equipped to educate us about wine production and distribution in the next big wine region.Connect Clay at Texas Wine Club hereFind out more: https://guide.michelin.com/sg/en/shanghai-municipality/shanghai/restaurant/taian-tableSince 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
05/07/2327m 15s

The Innovation and Philosophy Behind Fine Dining with Three-Star MICHELIN Chef, Stefan Stiller

In this inspiring and stirring episode, we invite food lovers and connoisseurs alike to explore what cooking is all about—inside and outside a MICHELIN Guide Restaurant. So come along as we dive into the fascinating world of fine dining.Join us in today’s podcast episode for a conversation about innovative fine dining with Stefan Stiller, three-star MICHELIN Chef. In his position as Chef-Owner at Taian Table in Shanghai and Guangzhou, Chef Stefan crafts and serves exquisite food for guests from around the world, yet he emphasizes innovation over perfection. To earn three MICHELIN stars, a restaurant must offer “exceptional cuisine worthy of a special journey.” What sets Stiller apart is his proclivity for groundbreaking ideas in both food and life. Today, we are thrilled to pick his brain about his philosophical musings about cooking and life, as well as his success as a Michelin chef. Follow the journey on Instagram or visit their website for bookings!Find out more: https://guide.michelin.com/sg/en/shanghai-municipality/shanghai/restaurant/taian-tableSince 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
18/06/2333m 34s

Food & Beverage in China: Creating a Winning Social Media Strategy (Part 2)

There is more than meets the eye regarding social media marketing in China.In the second part of our interview with Chinese social media and marketing expert Olivia Plotnick, the Founder of Wai Social, we discuss how wine companies should adapt their messaging for Chinese consumers.Olivia’s unparalleled insight into China marketing allows us to ask important questions about the culture surrounding Chinese social media. In today’s episode we discuss which social media channels make the most sense for F&B. Sign up for their newsletter hereMore about Wai Social: www.waisocial.comFollow Olivia on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/olivia-plotnick/Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
30/05/2323m 56s

How Key Chinese Cultural Differences Shape Social Media Food and Beverage Marketing (Part 1)

There is a notable distinction between Western and Chinese social media, and this difference is worth studying for companies wanting to ensure brand success. In China specifically, brands wishing to successfully market their products to the general public need to expertly navigate the complex, ever-evolving Chinese social media landscape. This is where this episode’s special guest comes in!Join us in our conversation about Chinese social media and marketing with Olivia Plotnick, the Founder of Wai Social, a company responsible for curating and executing intentional social media strategies for clients.Olivia’s unparalleled insight into China marketing allows us to ask important questions about the culture surrounding Chinese social media. For instance, how companies speak about their wine brands online sends a message to Chinese consumers—so, with which values should they align their captions and comments to guarantee optimal engagement and revenue?In addition, what apps are most popular in China as opposed to other countries? And what social and cultural guidelines should wine companies follow online?Sign up for their newsletter hereMore about Wai Social: www.waisocial.comFollow Olivia on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/olivia-plotnick/Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
10/05/2337m 5s

Thailand’s growing thirst for wine with Fabien Gachet

Thailand’s wine market is expected to grow annually by roughly 7% between 2023-2027.Listen in as we examine Thailand's wine business through the eyes of an expert.Today, we are joined by Fabien Gachet, National Sales Director in charge of HORECA and Marketing at Independent Wine & Spirits to discuss Thailand’s growing thirst for wine. Fabien is based in Thailand and has previously worked in Shanghai, China with some of the most dynamic wine brands.In today’s podcast we will discuss the wine styles and trends that dominate the Thai market and the unexpected lessons that he’s learned along the way.Independent Wine and Spirits (Thailand) is a world-class beverage distributor with a core focus on importing internationally renowned wine, spirits, and other beverages.Find out more: https://www.iwsthailand.comWe have a new website! Visit us at https://www.thebottledshow.comSince 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
18/04/2322m 26s

The Sustainable Coffee Movement with Clean Coffee Co-Founder, Cynthia Lok

From clothing to coffee, sustainable options are on the rise today. Although it is often difficult and expensive to produce sustainable products, that doesn’t stop Clean Coffee & Laundry. This Hong Kong-based café specializes in resource-friendly coffee items and low-waste laundry facilities. It was born from the desire to promote eco-friendly practices and is undoubtedly making a difference.Tune in as we talk all things sustainable with Clean Coffee & Laundry Co-Founder Cynthia Lok. We will consider everyday ecological actions, alternative coffee options that are both affordable and waste-effective, and the company’s ultimate journey to sustainability. Clean Coffee & Laundry not only has the best oat milk latte in Hong Kong but provides a prime example of sustainability for people everywhere. Follow the movement @youarecleanhkFind out more: https://youareclean.comWe have a new website! Visit us at https://www.thebottledshow.comSince 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
07/04/2321m 36s

The Future of Alternative Alcohol with Bonbuz CEO, Fay Behbehani

The future of drinking is upon us, and we look to it with enthusiasm and curiosity!In recent years, more and more people have decided to ditch alcohol. This social shift sparked one woman’s vision of a beverage company focused on creating alcohol-free drinks that give people that same happy, buzzed feeling as your average cocktail—without the anxiety and stress of overdoing it or waking up hungover. So in 2020, she took the plunge and founded Bonbuz, a Los Angeles-based company that crafts function-forward, non-alcoholic options for those who prefer to steer clear of booze. Join us in today’s episode as we explore the relatively new frontier of alcohol alternatives with Bonbuz CEO and President Fay Behbehani. Together, we will examine the inspiration behind Bonbuz, active agents that mimic the buzz of alcohol, up-and-coming ingredients in the drinking industry, and the reasons behind this trend toward non-alcoholic products. Follow Bonbuz on Instagram @bonbuzTaste it: https://bonbuz.com We have a new website! Visit us at https://www.thebottledshow.comSince 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
19/02/2330m 50s

Felix Cheung, AKA “Fat CheFelix”, on food and what it means to pursue your dreams

“Who do I want to be in five years?” This is what Felix Cheung, AKA “Fat CheFelix” asked himself before he quit his successful career as a tech engineer to pursue his passion. With no professional experience, he moved to Melbourne where he started cooking and eventually gained a huge following both on and off-line. Felix continues his rise with sold-out pop-up dinners where he experiments with bold flavor combinations and locally sourced ingredients. There is no doubt that his next endeavor, a solo restaurant project in Melbourne, will be a hit. The restaurant is slated to open later this year and feature all the best of Felix’s former menus. I sat down with Felix to ask him about his inspiration for cooking, his thoughts on local ingredients, and his advice for upcoming chefs. Our conversation ended up covering a lot more, including his decision-making process for taking risks and his outlook on life. Besides being an award-winning chef, Felix is the perfect example of what happens when you ignore the doubts and expectations, and pursue your dreams. In other words, you won’t want to miss today’s episode! Connect on Instagram @fatchefelix and follow the latest pop ups on Facebook @fatchefelix Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
12/01/2324m 52s

How to Navigate China’s Anticipated Wine Boom, with Vinifield President, Jean-Charles Letellier

As China is set to slowly open its borders,  hopes are that citizens resume gathering in large groups and that there’s a bounce back in economic and social activities.  At its current value of 42 billion U.S. dollars, China’s market is projected to double by 2026, peaking at around 72.2 billion U.S. dollars. Listen in as we examine the rebound of the Chinese wine market with Vinifield President and wine expert Jean-Charles Letellier. Our special guest provides firsthand insight into China’s wine market by discussing post-pandemic trends, prime sale opportunities, brand success despite closed borders, and Letellier’s latest e-book, which emphasizes the importance of negotiation in China. People are coming together again, which means good things for China’s wine industry.Connect with Jean-Charles on LinkedinSubscribe for Jean-Charles’s China related newsletter Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
20/12/2225m 36s

The History and Reintroduction of Orange Wine with Drinks Writer, Simon J. Woolf

Orange wine was once a staple among the public, but it lost popularity and only recently experienced an upswing among contemporary wine drinkers. Although this third option is neither red nor white, orange wine is an exciting combination of the two, as it is made from white wine that ferments like red. The world’s oldest and most distinct wine style has an immensely compelling history, and Amber Revolution: How the World Learned to Love Orange Wine explores its background in-depth.  Our latest episode focuses on Amber Revolution with the author himself, award-winning wine and drinks writer Simon J. Woolf. We will discuss orange wine’s social history, defining aspects, and reintroduction to the mainstream market. Orange wine is making a comeback, and we are here for it.  Buy the book & support Simon directlyMore info: https://amber-revolution.comFollow Simon on Insta @amber_revlutionSince 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
08/12/2224m 10s

Wine Storytelling & Branding with Podcaster Lawrence Francis

More goes into wine branding than the average person might assume. Many marketing strategies are selected to entice consumers through deliberate psychology and storytelling.  In today’s episode, we examine the different methods used in wine marketing alongside Lawrence Francis, Wine Podcaster and Consultant, who was recognized in the 2020 Born Digital Awards Best Interview category. As we look at these branding strategies, we will also discuss the pitfalls of wine marketing and the future of wine communication.  Find out more: Follow his podcast: Interpreting Wine on Itunes, lybsnFollow the journey on LinkedIn or Instagram @interpretatingwineSince 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
17/11/2227m 31s

The History and Future of Burgundy with Master of Wine, Jasper Morris

For the first time, the latest annual Power 100 list features Burgundy more than Bordeaux among its ranking of the most powerful wines. This change indicates the increased popularity of Burgundy and implores us to assess its effects on the world of wine. Join us in today’s podcast episode as we dive into Burgundy's past, present, and future with acclaimed wine critic and expert Jasper Morris. We'll dissect winemaking and production as well as potential wine system adaptations. Most significantly, however, we will explore the reasons behind Burgundy's escalation in demand and the subsequent repercussions on the wine market.Find out more: https://www.insideburgundy.comAre you a Burgundy lover? Get the Inside Burgundy - The Second Edition now to find all the best wine reviews!Connect with Jasper on instagram @jaspermorris.insideburgundyListen to the podcast on Itunes or watch on  YoutubeSince 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
24/10/2239m 44s

A City Known for its Beer and Whisky Embraces a Non-Alcoholic Revolution

The Virgin Mary Bar is the world’s first luxury wellbeing bar group dedicated to inspiring people to ‘drink different.’ First opening its doors in 2019, the Virgin Mary Bar offers a variety of alcohol-free selections spanning cocktails, beers and other beverages—all in an atmosphere you’d expect from an elevated local Irish pub. In today’s podcast episode, we discuss the sober social movement that inspired Founder Vaughan Yates to open The Virgin Mary Bar. In the second part of the interview, we discuss his target consumers and which global markets Yates believes are primed to embrace alcohol-free beverages.Find more information: https://thevirginmarybar.comConnect on Instagram @thevirginmarybarConnect on Facebook or TwitterSince 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
07/10/2231m 28s

Tim Atkin Master of Wine on Unique Wine Regions & The Future of Wine

Tim Atkin Master of Wine, is one the most influential wine critics.Today, he joins us on Bottled in China to discuss up and coming wine regions and how climate change is shaping the future of fine wine regions. Tim Atkin MW is a UK wine journalist with an international following. He writes for Harpers, Decanter and Gourmet Traveller Wine and has his own, award-winning website, timatkin.com. Tim has contributed to a number of books on wine, including the New World of Wine, as well as writing two of his own - Chardonnay and Vins de Pays d’Oc. He was also the co-author with Anthony Rose of five editions of the annual consumer guide, Grapevine.He has judged wines in the UK, France, Italy, the United States, Argentina, Spain, South Africa, Chile and Australia and is co-chairman of the London-based International Wine Challenge, the world’s biggest and most rigorously judged blind tasting competition.He is also the chairman of the Wines from Spain Awards and the Languedoc-Roussillon Top 100. In 2010 he was the international judge at the Melbourne Show and the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition. He is also a member of the panel that chooses the annual Top 50 Italian Wine Awards and judges the Cellars in the Sky Awards, assessing the wines listed by airlines in First and Business Classes.Find out more: http://timatkin.comReports: https://timatkin.com/reports/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/timatkinwineInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/timatkinmw/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TimAtkinSince 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
24/09/2230m 16s

Fungtn.: The Future is Fungi, Part 2 of 2

Medicinal mushrooms have long been an integral part of East Asian countries.In today’s health-conscious world, functional mushrooms are used as superfoods to boost wellness and enhance immunity.Zoey Henderson, Founder of Fungtn., joins us on the podcast to discuss functional mushrooms and the rising trend towards lower or no-alcohol products.Fungtn. saves you from hangover hell and positively contributes to mind and body brewed with superfood mushrooms such as Lion’s Mane, Reishi and Chaga.Zoey Henderson, Founder of Fungtn., joins us on the podcast to discuss functional mushrooms and the trend towards lower or no-alcohol products.Zoey has been in the Hospitality industry for over 15 years, across bars, restaurants, events and as a venue and business owner. Her past role as a mindful drinking consultant opened up the world of no and low and this is where she saw the functional gap in the category. An entrepreneur with a passion for health and wellness, her brand Fungtn. aims to bring functional drinking into the low alcohol, craft beer space.Want to taste? Click here!Find out more: https://www.fungtn.com Follow on Insta: @fungtn.brewingConnect on Facebook: @Fungtn.Brewing Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!  
09/09/2220m 59s

Fungtn.: A Healthy Beer Crafted With Functional Mushrooms, Part 1 of 2

Finally, a healthy beer is here!In this podcast we speak with Zoey Henderson, Founder of Fungtn. about her award winning alcohol free craft beer harnessing the ancient wisdom of functional mushrooms.Fungtn. saves you from hangover hell and positively contributes to mind and body brewed with superfood mushrooms such as Lion’s Mane, Reishi and Chaga. Zoey founded the Fungtional Brew Company with a desire to bring more functional herbs and fungi into the mainstream. Creating more mindful options for conscious consumers looking to reduce their alcohol consumption and empower their health. Zoey has been in the Hospitality industry for over 15 years, across bars, restaurants, events and as a venue and business owner. Her past role as a mindful drinking consultant opened up the world of no and low and this is where she saw the functional gap in the category. An entrepreneur with a passion for health and wellness, her brand Fungtn. aims to bring functional drinking into the low alcohol, craft beer space. Want to taste? Click here!Find out more: https://www.fungtn.com Follow on Insta: @fungtn.brewingConnect on Facebook: @Fungtn.Brewing Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
25/08/2226m 35s

Demystifying sulfites and the importance of grape quality in winemaking with Michael Brughelli

In this podcast we discuss fine wine production, demystify sulfites and the importance of grape quality in winemaking.Our guest today is Santa Barbara based winemaker Michael Brughelli.A California native, Brughelli  has worked with some of the biggest names and vineyards in Santa Barbara.He was the general manager and winemaker for Ken Volk a decade prior. He then worked at Bien Nacido Vineyard and learned from some of the county's most talented winemakers sourcing fruit from the legendary vineyards of Santa Barbara.He co-founded and was the winemaker for Scar of the Sea. In 2019, he sold his portion of Scar of the Sea back to Guigni to launch his own consultancy.Brughelli is also the winemaker at Folded Hills Winery, Ranch and HomesteadMichael Brughelli founded his eponymous wine brand in 2018. He crafts high-end, allocated Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Santa Maria Valley currently selling at $200 a bottle. Find out more: https://brvghelli.wineRead about Brughelli’s latest release here Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
02/07/2223m 41s

How to Simplify Wine Lingo and Connect with the Next Generation of Wine Consumers

Recent reports indicate that younger consumers are less likely to embrace wine.So what can we do to engage them?In this episode we speak with wine communicator and influencer Angela Aiello about ways the industry can become more approachable to new consumers.With her experience as a wine communicator and influencer, I wanted to hear Angela's thoughts on how the world of wine has changed, and where it’s headed.Angela is a respected wine, food, and culinary expert, influencer, host, and hospitality maven. She loves to taste, talk, and teach and is the regular on-air expert for CTV Your Morning, CHCH Morning Live, and various radio shows. She also has her own show called 'The Juice'. Known as Super Wine Girl, Angela brings adventure, fascination and excitement to the world of wine. She loves the spark of a one-of-a-kind experience and has spent over 20 years in the wine industry trailblazing, event planning and studying. Her recent adventures include going coast to coast around Canada, teaching what she knows about wine in her Great Canadian Wine Tour. She also focuses on interviewing female winemakers and bringing forward wine and drink brands that give back to the world.Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!  
04/05/2226m 42s

Wine, Art, Creativity and the Metaverse - Connecting all the dots with Jean-Charles Boisset

Today’s podcast is about finding creativity and inspiration through wine.In this episode we sit down with Jean-Charles Boisset to discuss his vision of wine through art, and how we might be closer than ever to the vineyards through the Metaverse.I consider Jean-Charles Boisset to be an artist who embraces so many facets of the wine industry, expressing it through jewelry, art, perfume, and entertainment.Jean-Charles Boisset was born into the world of wine in the village of Vougeot (Burgundy), France—the heart and birthplace of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. His lifelong passion for wine began early, having grown up on the family’s estate winery, Domaine de la Vougeraie, located within view of the centuries-old vineyards of Château du Clos de Vougeot.Jean-Charles’ passion for California and California wineries endowed with history, heritage and a pioneering spirit led him to Sonoma County in 2003, where he purchased DeLoach Vineyards, an early producer of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel in the esteemed Russian River Valley. This set to motion further purchases of distinct wineries and destinations in the Napa Valley and Sonoma County, including Raymond Vineyards, Buena Vista Winery, Oakville Grocery, and in 2021 The Ink House Luxury Inn and Elizabeth Spencer Winery in Rutherford.Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
22/04/2224m 47s

A Primer to Wine NFT

Aubert & Mathieu has become the first French wine brand to embrace cryptocurrency and sell digital assets via blockchain.But first off, what are NFTs?In today’s podcast we explore the fascinating world of NFTs and find out what opportunities and possibilities there are within the wine industry.Today we are joined by Anthony Aubert, cofounder of Aubert & Mathieu.Aubert & Mathieu is the project of two friends who aim to move the lines in the very codified world of French wine. Sourcing wines from the Languedoc Roussillon, Aubert & Mathieu is changing the way wine is produced and sold.Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!   
31/03/2219m 56s

Wine From Bhutan? High Altitude, High Hopes

Today we speak with Michael Juergens, the founder of the Bhutan Wine Company, who is leading the development of the wine industry in the kingdom of Bhutan.  Sharing a border with China and India, Bhutan is known for its remarkable landscape characterized by steep mountains.   Michael is also a senior partner with a Big Four consulting firm, where he runs the Winery Solutions practice.  In this podcast we speak about how a trip abroad to Bhutan lead Michael to speak with the local government about investing in vineyards and winemaking. While wine has yet to be produced, in this podcast we discuss how this high altitude region holds high hopes of becoming a quality wine region.   Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
27/02/2222m 39s

Boldly, Evolving: New York Wines and their place in Mainland China

How are NY wines received in China? What can distributors gain from working with NY products?What are some challenges and opportunities at home and in Asia's most dynamic wine market? In November last year, I had the chance to lead an online seminar for New York Wines titled “Boldly, Evolving: New York Wines & their place in Mainland China”.In this podcast I’ve summed up the key takeaways of that event. In the first part of the podcast, we’ll discuss how COVID has changed the current wine landscape in China.We’ll also hear the thoughts of top New York producers on which grape varietals should be crowned as the flagship white and red varietals.In the end we touch upon what makes NY unique from other wine producing regions in USA.Joining as guest panelists are: Oskar Bynke and Frederick Merwarth of Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards, Master Sommelier Christopher Bates of Element Winery, Ifan Wang, Co-Founder of Shanghai Pietra Rossa and Sales Director at LIBER, and Hannah Williams, Beverage Director at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. A big thank you to everyone who joined us on the live seminar and most importantly Matthew McFetridge of New York Wines for this opportunity. Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!   
10/02/2221m 38s

Is there a future for the Rosé wine category in China?

With the growing popularity of the Rosé category abroad, wineries are now turning to China anticipating a similar trend to take place. But in a market where bold red wines dominate, does Rosé wine have what it takes to capture the market?Today we speak with award-winning winemaker Eddie McDougall about how he’s betting on Rosé as an emerging wine category in Asia, and his thoughts on how to position your wine brand for success in the Chinese market. That and so much more in today’s episode.Eddie McDougall is the founder of The Flying Winemaker. He is an award-winning winemaker, wine judge, commentator, and TV personality.Eddie McDougall has 20 years of experience in the areas of beverage distribution, winemaking, and brand building.With a longstanding commitment to making award-winning wines, Eddie spearheaded an acquisition of Gladstone Vineyard, an established premium producer of Pinot Noir from New Zealand.Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!  
24/01/2222m 31s

Air Canada Inflight Special: A Taste of Chinese Wines

Throughout November and December 2021, Bottled in China was featured on Air Canada Airlines inflight entertainment systems. As we start the new year, we wanted to share these episodes to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.Join us as we explore China’s unique wine regions through the lens of local producers.In today’s podcast we’ve combined our featured conversation with Christelle Chene of Xige Estate and Martin Shen of Tiansai Vineyards to bring you an in-depth overview of two fascinating wine regions in China.Our first guest is Christelle Chene, International Affairs Director at Xige Estate. We discuss what makes the Ningxia Province of China a unique wine growing region.Xige Estate is one of the most exciting new wine projects in China’s Northwest wine region: Ningxia. After many years working as a Brand Ambassador and Sales Director for French wine producers in China, Christelle decided to join Xige Estate.Recently established in 2019, Xige Estate is a new and modern winery with over 1300 hectares of vineyards. Their vineyard also includes 1000 hectares of vines which are over 20-years-old, which is currently the biggest and oldest site in China. Xige Estate aims to produce fine wines that express Ningxia’s local terroir.Find out more: www.xige-estate.comFollow the journey on WeChat: 西鸽酒庄 (ID : Xg-wine)Connect with Christelle on Linkedin or email at Christelle@xige-estate.com____In the second part of our episode we are joined by Martin Shen, GM of Tiansai Vineyards. We discuss the techniques and unique technology needed to make wine in a desert.Located in the northwest of China, Xinjiang province is three times that of France.With its long sunshine hours, low rainfall and almost desert like conditions, wineries rely heavily on irrigation to produce grapes.We dive into the wine region of Xinjiang and discuss climate, geography and the key varietals being grown.Taisai Vineyards is nested in the Gobi desert where they farm organically. It was twice named as China's Best Winery of the Year by RVF.Learn more: https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/01/uncorked-chen-lizhong-of-tiansai-vineyards/ Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!  
10/01/2224m 32s

Air Canada Airlines Inflight Special: Canadian wines, how a family winery is building a strong brand in China

Throughout November and December 2021, Bottled in China was featured on Air Canada Airlines inflight entertainment systems. As we start the new year, we wanted to share our two featured episodes to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.Richard Slingerland of Pillitteri Estates joins us to discuss Canadian wines, climate change and building an international business.Pillitteri Estates Winery is a family owned winery in the heart of Niagara, Ontario. They are the world’s largest estate producer of Icewine and the official wine supplier for Team Canada.Pillitteri Estates Winery has been working in the Chinese market since 1999, establishing itself as the world’s premier brand of Icewine.In this podcast we sit down with Richard Slingerland, VP of Sales, to discuss all there is to know about Canadian wines. We also discuss the impact of climate change on Icewine and wine production. Richard shares how the winery came about producing their Reserva Famiglia in a traditional Italian appassimento stye. To conclude, we discuss how to grow your brand abroad, including in the Chinese market.Facebook: pillitteriestateswineryTwitter: @pillitteriwinesInstagram: pillitteriwinesTrip Advisor: Pillitteri Estates Winery Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on inst @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify! 
10/01/2237m 5s

How do wine pairings and experiences influence consumer spending? With Marcell Kustos PhD

Today we’ll be speaking with Marcell Kustos PHD, about how the consumer experience, and the overall enjoyment of a wine product and pairing, might influence consumer spendingMarcell is a beverage director, wine educator, and consultant. With a cross-functional background, he re-defines the role of modern-day sommelier. After obtaining a qualification in food engineering and winemaking operations, Marcell started his career as a food product developer before turning his hand to wine. He began working as a sommelier while undertaking a Master's degree in gastronomy. His curiosity for memorable wine experiences led to a PhD in food, wine and emotional pairing at the University of Adelaide in collaboration with Wine Australia and UC Davis.While working at Penfolds Magill Estate, Marcell curated one of the country's most extensive champagne lists and created memorable experiences with a twist of science. Just recently, Marcell has joined a new project showcasing Australian botanicals and native ingredients. As a beverage director, he will be responsible for product development, industry collaborations and creating a whole new dining experience. He is the recipient of the ASVO AWAC Scholarship, Wine Communicators Australia Wine Industry Mentor Program, Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador Scholarship, Sommeliers Australia Education Scholarship, Wine Australia Research Scholarship and a finalist for the Sommelier of the Year by Gault & Millau.Marcell is also in charge of coordinating and designing the food, wine and hospitality courses of Le Cordon Bleu Australia. He has been a contributing author in several academic and industry journals and continues to evolve as a wine judge. And if that wasn’t enough, he recently co-founded a wine label to make brave wines with transparency, curiosity and precision.____Since 2016, Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world.Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
14/12/2117m 21s

How do our emotions change our experience of wine and food? With Marcell Kustos PhD

Ever wonder how our emotions impact our perception of a wines' taste and profile? Or the science behind the iconic pairing of rose and steak tartar? Today we’ll be speaking with Marcell Kustos PHD, about what he unearthed during his research. Marcell is a beverage director, wine educator, and consultant. With a cross-functional background, he re-defines the role of modern-day sommelier.  After obtaining a qualification in food engineering and winemaking operations, Marcell started his career as a food product developer before turning his hand to wine. He began working as a sommelier while undertaking a Master's degree in gastronomy. His curiosity for memorable wine experiences led to a PhD in food, wine and emotional pairing at the University of Adelaide in collaboration with Wine Australia and UC Davis. While working at Penfolds Magill Estate, Marcell curated one of the country's most extensive champagne lists and created memorable experiences with a twist of science. Just recently, Marcell has joined a new project showcasing Australian botanicals and native ingredients. As a beverage director, he will be responsible for product development, industry collaborations and creating a whole new dining experience.  He is the recipient of the ASVO AWAC Scholarship, Wine Communicators Australia Wine Industry Mentor Program, Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador Scholarship, Sommeliers Australia Education Scholarship, Wine Australia Research Scholarship and a finalist for the Sommelier of the Year by Gault & Millau. Marcell is also in charge of coordinating and designing the food, wine and hospitality courses of Le Cordon Bleu Australia. He has been a contributing author in several academic and industry journals and continues to evolve as a wine judge. And if that wasn’t enough, he recently co-founded a wine label to make brave wines with transparency, curiosity and precision. ____Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world.Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
03/12/2122m 51s

The Bordeaux Appeal: Why Chinese investors are flocking to Bordeaux

The Bordeaux wine region of France has always attracted international investment.    As the Asian economy developed, individuals and beverage companies looked abroad to diversify their portfolios.  In the mid 1980’s, Japanese investors like Suntory started to buy Estates in Bordeaux. Over the past decade, it’s estimated that close to 160 Chateaux’s  have shifted hands to Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese investors.  In today’s podcast, we sit down with Howard Kwok to discuss his family’s vision for investing in wineries on the right bank of Bordeaux, and what drew them to Bordeaux in the first place.Howard Kwok is the co-owner of Vignobles K, a group of vineyards located in Bordeaux, France. Howard's family bought their first vineyard, Chateau Haut Brisson, in 1997, and is the first Chinese investor to acquire a vineyard in France. Today, their holding company Vignobles K manages 7 properties in the right bank of Bordeaux, including Chateau Bellefont Belcier, a Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé, and Chateau Tour Saint Christophe, often described as one of the best values of the region. Wines by Vignobles K have received significant praises by professional critics and wine enthusiasts alike, and are widely distributed around the world.  Howard is originally from Hong Kong. After graduating from Harvard Business School, he worked briefly at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company and joined his family's business in 2015. He splits his time between managing Vignobles K and investments in China.  
13/11/2134m 59s

Can a Canadian sparkling wine producer rival the best of Champagne?

In today’s podcast we discuss how Benjamin Bridge Winery is inspiring a nation to think about producing high quality sparkling wine in the most unlikely places!In 1999, the Benjamin Bridge Winery started as a labour of love with Nova Scotian entrepreneurs Gerry McConnell and the late Dara Gordon. Inspired by the early grape growers and winemakers in the region, Gerry and Dara invested in years of research to discover whether region-defining wines could be produced in the Gaspereau Valley.Over two short decades, Benjamin Bridge has distinguished itself as Canada’s premier sparkling wine house.Gerry and Dara’s twin daughters, Ashley and Devon McConnell-Gordon, now lead the small family-like teamToday we are joined by Gillian Mainguy, Head of Sales at Benjamin Bridge Vineyards, to discuss what makes Nova Scotia unique and how there’s more in common with Champagne than you might think.Find out more: https://benjaminbridge.comConnect with Benjamin Bridge on Instagram @benjaminbridgeBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world.Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
26/10/2127m 32s

All About Molecular Wine; Your Questions Answered

Back on Episode 111, we spoke with Endless West about creating the worlds first molecular wine and spirits. We had so many questions come in after our first episode with Alec, that we scheduled a follow up to address these.In today’s episode, we are joined for a second time by Alec Lee, co-founder and CEO of Endless West.Endless West is a technology startup using scientific methods to create the world's first molecular wine and spirits - alcoholic beverages that are crafted 'note-by-note' using pure flavor and aroma molecules extracted from efficient sources in nature. A small, independent team of scientists, sommeliers, writers, chefs, and grad school dropouts, their mission is to use science to create food and drink of unparalleled quality, value, and heart. The company was founded in 2015 by Alec Lee and Mardonn Chua, and sommelier, Josh Decolongon. It is headquartered in San Francisco and has raised $30 million in total funding to date.Find out more: https://endlesswest.com/Want to try it out for yourself?  Order Gemello, "Moscato" wine or Glyph, the "Bourbon"  we discussed during the podcast.Listen to part one: https://bottledinchina.simplecast.com/episodes/the-first-molecular-wine-spirits Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Episodes available on iTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your podcasts! 
06/10/2126m 29s

DBR Lafite’s China Project: Domaine de Long Dai

After 10 years in the making, Domaines Barons de Rothschild, famous for producing Chateaux Lafite in Bordeaux, is now producing a Chinese wine. In today’s episode we are joined for a second time by Denise Cosentino, Technical Manager at Domaine de Long Dai.We dive into the story of Domaine de LongDai, their winemaking style, and the influence that the DBR (Lafite) team has on making fine wine in China. Check out part one of this interview, where we look at the wine producing Shandong province in China, here: https://bottledinchina.simplecast.com/episodes/shandong-province-chinas-largest-producing-wine-regionBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world.Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.chinaPodcast available on iTunes, Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
15/09/2123m 0s

Shandong Province: China’s Largest Producing Wine Region

In this two part podcast series we’ll be diving into China’s largest wine producing region: Shandong.  Shandong is an eastern province of China, along the Yellow Sea. It represents up to 40% of China’s wine production and was also home to the first commercial winery.  Our guest today is Denise Cosentino. Denise is the Technical Manager of Chateau Lafite’s China project, Domaine de Long Dai, which is based in Shandong, China and is part of the Domaine Baron de Rothschild Estates.    Come sip with Denise and I while we discuss Shandong’s unique viticultural landscape and key grape varietals.   Find my exclusive interview for Alcohol Professor, where Denise and I discussed the importance of women winemakers, as well as the challenges and opportunities of making wine in China, here: https://www.alcoholprofessor.com/blog-posts/china-wineBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world.Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.chinaPodcast available oniTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
06/09/2128m 10s

A Primer to the Philippine Wine Market

Ever wonder about the Philippine wine market?In this episode we’ll be discussing the layered and complex structure of the Philippine wine market.We’ll also take a look at consumer preferences towards wine styles, regions of origin and how young Filipino consumers are turning their interest towards “vegan” wine.Our guest today Michael William Reyes, a Filipino-American entrepreneur based in Manila, Philippines.He is the Founder and General Manager of Wine Club, a boutique importer and distributor of American wines in the Philippine.He is also the host of the 'Listen to Me Wine' a wine and culture podcast on YouTube, iTunes, and Spotify.More information: https://wineclub.ph/Find my interview on ‘Listen to Me Wine’ about the Chinese wine market: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQcet7ArNq8Listen to Me Wine on Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/listen-to-me-wine/id1562615831Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world.Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.chinaPodcast available oniTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
26/08/2122m 41s

A Tasty Solution: Edible Straws

In response to mounting concern about single-use plastics, a range of sustainable straw alternatives are appearing on the market.Today we speak with Divya Mohan, Founder of Ooble Innovations, about a tasty new straw solution and what challenges and lessons she’s learnt as an entrepreneur.Divya Mohan is a biotechnologist with a graduate degree in Food Innovation & Product Design, and is building a bridge between innovation and sustainability within the food industry.She is the Founder of Ooble (http://www.weareooble.com/), where she is developing edible straws that are 100% plant-based, biodegradable, and cost-effective, while being functional. Divya also works as a Senior Creations Design and Development Manager at ADM.In April of 2021 she was recognized as a Forbes' World’s 50 Best Names The Future Of Gastronomy.Find out more: http://www.weareooble.comFollow the journey on Instagram @weareooble____________If you loved this podcast then you might want to check out:Recycled Paper Wine Bottles? Innovation in Sustainable Wine PackagingA leap into the future of food: CricketsBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world.Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.chinaPodcast available oniTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your episodes!
09/08/2129m 30s

The Role Leadership Has In Excellent Winemaking

Today we speak with one of Washington’s leading winemakers about the region’s unique landscapes and the importance leadership plays as winemaker.Today we’re joined by Juan Munoz-Oca, Head Winemaker at Columbia Crest winery based in Washington State. Since it first opened its doors in 1983, Columbia Crest winery produces wine in the acclaimed Horse Heaven Hills AVA. In fact, it’s the only Washington winery to be honored with the Wine Spectator award the “No. 1 Wine of the Year” . Originally from Mendoza, Argentina, Juan discusses the similarities of his hometown to that of Washington’s unique wine landscape. In the second half of the interview, we discuss the importance of leadership as a winemaker and the advice he’d share to those in the industry. Taste the wines: https://www.columbiacrest.comWatch his TED Talk on Youtube: The World of Washington WinesConnect with Juan on Instagram and follow the adventures: @munozocaIf you want to learn more about Washington wines, check out our other episode with Bob Betz: “Washington Wine Legend Bob Betz, Master of Wine” Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!  
02/08/2138m 52s

Trends in the Cannabis-Infused Beverage Market with the Herb Sommelier Jamie Evans

Sales for Cannabis-infused beverages is said to have jumped 40% since 2019. A new beverage category fueled by the legalization of Cannabis is spilling into wine, beer and even coffee!   But what are large corporations getting wrong about CBD and THC wine beverages? While many have focused on the novelty of Cannabis in beverages, Jamie Evans and her team at Herbacée are focused on taste.  Jamie, author and industry expert, recently launched the first cannabis-infused nonalcoholic wine in the US (Herbacée)  and published her second book: “Cannabis Drinks: Secrets to Crafting CBD and THC Beverages at Home." She joins us on Bottled in China to discuss the latest updates in the Cannabis-infused beverage market.  Jamie Evans is the founder of The Herb Somm, a cannabis blog and lifestyle brand that is focused on the gourmet side of the cannabis industry. She is an educator, event host and producer, and writer specializing in cannabis, CBD, food, recipes, wine, and the canna-culinary world. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Herbacée .  Find out more: https://www.herbacee.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/herbaceeofficial/ Follow Jamie on Instagram @theherbsomm  Learn more from Jamie about CBD in F&B on this episode of Bottled in China! 
19/07/2124m 48s

Zestea: Reviving Kombucha in China

Walk into any Western grocery store and you’ll find various flavours of Kombucha lined up, but this is not the case in China.You might be surprised to learn that Kombucha’s roots lead back in China and Japan.In this podcast we speak with co-founders Sharon and Cindy about how they overcame challenges and their inspirational journey creating Zestea.  Zestea Kombucha is Shanghai-based Kombucha brand bringing you real, organic, raw and all natural beverage. Every bottle of Zestea Kombucha is crafted from the finest ingredients that are carefully local sourced to deliver a smooth, zesty taste from your first to the last.Find out more: https://www.zesteakombucha.comConnect on Instagram @Zesteakombucha 
01/07/2130m 23s

Dive into the world of Riesling with Konstantin Baum, Master of Wine

German Riesling is certainly amongst a wine lovers favorite wine, yet unlike Pinot Noir from Burgundy, it has not had as recent price hikes. Today, we speak with Konstantin Baum, Master of Wine about all things Riesling. Konstantin Baum became a Master of Wine in 2015 and is the youngest German ever to pass the examination. Today Konstantin heads the innovative online trading company www.meinelese.de, which imports artisanal wines and sells them in Germany. He is the wine ambassador for online retailer BELViNi, heads the wine program of one of the best hotels in the world - the Brenners-Park Hotel in Baden-Baden - and is the ambassador of the California Wine Institute in Europe. In 2019, Konstantin received the WSET & IWSC Future 50 Award. It is his mission to ensure that “the world tastes better” - to shape the selection of wines in retail and gastronomy, and to improve people's ability to taste and appreciate wine.Discover Konstantin’s top picks: https://meinelese.deWatch his YouTube’s:  Konstantin Baum - Master of Wine Connect with Konstantin on Instagram: konstantinbaum_mwFind out more: https://www.mastersofwine.org/konstantin-baum-mwBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
16/06/2136m 26s

Tiansai Vineyards: Making Wine in China’s Gobi Desert

Taisai Vineyards is nested in the Gobi desert in China’s Xinjiang Province. Farmed organically, it was twice named as China's Best Winery of the Year by RVF. In this podcast we sit down with Martin Shen, General Manager of Tiansai Vineyards about the brand’s story and unique viticultural practices. Located in the northwest of China, Xinjiang province is three times that of France.With its long sunshine hours, low rainfall and almost desert like conditions, wineries rely heavily on irrigation to produce grapes.  Learn more: https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/01/uncorked-chen-lizhong-of-tiansai-vineyards/ Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!  
04/06/2125m 48s

China’s Xinjiang Wine Region with Martin Shen, GM of Tiansai Vineyards

Today we dive into China’s up and coming wine region: Xinjiang with Martin Shen, GM of Tiansai Vineyards.Located in the northwest of China, Xinjiang province is three times that of France.With its long sunshine hours, low rainfall and almost desert like conditions, wineries rely heavily on irrigation to produce grapes.In this episode we dive into the wine region of Xinjiang and discuss climate, geography and key varietals being grown.Taisai Vineyards is nested in the Gobi desert where they farm organically. It was twice named as China's Best Winery of the Year by RVF.Learn more: https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/01/uncorked-chen-lizhong-of-tiansai-vineyards/ Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!  
28/05/2124m 5s

Bring your virtual wine event to life with Belinda Chang, award-winning Sommelier

In this podcast I speak with Belinda Chang, James Beard award-winning Sommelier about how you can bring your virtual wine event to life! Belinda Chang has been dubbed THE “global virtual wine experience guru” by the Wall Street Journal. She specializes in making epic moments everyday occurrences and is a leader in powerful virtual engagement that connects, comforts, and amplifies. Founder of Studio 8h Productions and the Virtual Boozy Brunch, Belinda is a sought-after lifestyle expert, business mentor, and innovator. Before setting out as an entrepreneur, Belinda managed the legendary 26,000 bottle cellar at Charlie Trotter’s, the wine lists at Laurent Gras' The Fifth Floor, and Danny Meyer's The Modern. Along with a myriad of other accolades over her 20 year career, she is a James Beard award-winning Sommelier, and is the first and only BIPOC woman to win a drinks award to date. Find out more: https://www.belindachang.comFollow her on Instagram @belinda_chicago Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
20/05/2128m 37s

Ghost Restaurants: The Future of Dinning in North America with Chef Superstar Matt Dean Pettit

COVID has forced many restaurants and bars to shut down, but for Chef, Cookbook Author and Entrepreneur Matt Dean Pettit, he’s found a way to pivot and grow his businesses.From his first job as a busboy at the young age of 13 to line cook at 14, Matt’s passion for the food industry started early. In 2011,  Chef Matt Dean Pettit founded Canada’s famed Rock Lobster Food Co Restaurants. The Rock Lobster brand has since grown into a hugely successful grocery retail line focusing on proudly Canadian, sustainable award winning seafood dishes under the name brand Matty's Seafood Co which is sold across all Canada & The USA and Asia. In 2014, Chef MDP launched his first award winning Best-Selling cookbook, The Great Lobster Cook Book published by Appetite by Random House. In spring of 2018, MDP he published his second book titled The Great Shellfish Cookbook.He co-stars in the Food Network Canada TV Show: Super Snack Bros, where he showcases iconic snack foods made with crazy culinary twists. You’ll also see him make regular guest expert appearances, lending his love of food, wine and sports on Global TV, CTV, CBC television and radio, The Social, CTV Your Morning Canada and Cityline TV all across Canada and The USA.  Matt & his partners have recently launched COAST By MDP,  a fast causal seafood dining brand which now has 4 and growing! If you’re in the area, stop over at COAST: https://www.coastbymdp.com Follow him on Instagram @mattdeadpettit If you loved this podcast then you’ll also want to check out our other fascinating  conversations below:All About Dinner with Cookbook Author Molly StevensChina’s Growing Oyster Obsession with Rudy Guo, Executive Director of Oysterliscious Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
11/05/2131m 12s

How to find your voice and become a leader in the digital wine world with Natalie MacLean

With so much noise and content online, how does one find their “voice”?Today we speak with Natalie MacLean, one of the most influential wine personalities, about her tips on navigating the digital wine world and connecting with your audience.Natalie MacLean offers wildly popular online wine and food pairing courses at www.nataliemaclean.com. She’s offering ourlisteners a free copy of her Ultimate Guide to Wine and Food Pairing. where you can download it for free at nataliemaclean.com/china.  In addition, She's the host of Unreserved Wine Talk, selected as one of the best drinks podcasts by The New York Times.Natalie's first book Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass and her second book Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World's Best Bargain Wines were both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.She was named the World's Best Drinks Journalist at the World Food Media Awards, and has won four James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards.Learn more:  https://www.nataliemaclean.comConnect on Instagram @nataliemacleanwineListen to her podcast:  Unreserved Wine TalkBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
29/04/2135m 5s

Solving Seaspiracy: Does Hooked Foods Have the Answer?

Netflix’s Original documentary: Seaspiracy, sparked an awakening amongst us regarding the destruction of our marine ecosystem.  In this podcast we speak with Tom Johansson, Co-Founder & CEO of Hooked Foods, about their new plant based “Toona”. Tom discusses the negative impacts of overfishing and addresses speculations about how plant-based products are highly processed and unhealthy.Hooked Foods is on a mission to lead the transition to a healthier seafood ecosystem by serving delicious plant-based seafood for everyone to enjoy. This spring (2021) they launched their first product, a plant-based tuna called Toona, made of sustainable soybeans, sun flower oil, and algae.Follow them on Insta @HookedfoodsVisit their website to learn more: https://hookedfoods.comIf you loved this podcast then you’ll also want to check out our other fascinating  conversations below:How to create the worlds best tasting diary free ice cream with Eclypse FoodsLab-grown, animal-free protein: defining the future of food with Thomas Jonas, CEO & Co-Founder of Nature‘s FyndBug bacon? Leading an Entovegan diet movement with Josh Galt Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
22/04/2125m 16s

An Insiders’ Guide to Food & Wine Pairing with James Lloyd, Head Sommelier at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

This is going to be a delicious episode! In today’s podcast we discuss wine and food pairings with James Lloyd, Head Sommelier at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.  Starting his career in wine in 1999, James has over 20 years experience from working with importers, wine producers and as a Sommelier for some of the world's greatest chefs. It all started in a hotel in South London moving to Gordon's flagship, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (3* Michelin) in 2002 as a Commis Sommelier where he moved to Assistant Head Sommelier and remained until a move to New York as part of the opening team for Gordon and stayed for a year.       After 5 years with the group, a move to Italy beckoned, in Piedmont, where he worked as an intern for Cantina Ceretto assisting in the production of their Barolo's, Barbaresco's and international blends, learning the ropes of wine making first hand. Once the harvest was complete he relocated to Lake Garda to take on a Sommelier position. Moving back to London in 2008, James initially became Head Sommelier for Marcus Wareing before moving to an importer, selling to Michelin Star Restaurants and top Hotels in London to gain more knowledge and to improve his skills as a wine buyer, to learn marketing and understand importing.      Returning to Restaurants, James worked with Pierre Koffmann, Alain Ducasse, Playboy and consulted in the City of London before returning home to Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in 2016 as Head Sommelier where he is based, but his responsibilities are spread across the group and also being responsible for wine investment.  Having just celebrated two milestones of maintaining 3 Michelin Stars for 20 years and 10 years of working along side Gordon he is looking forward to many more.Connect with him on Instagram @JamespeterlloydIf you loved this podcast then you’ll also want to check out our other fascinating  conversations below:How hospitality can cope through COVID-19 with Hannah Williams, Beverage Director of Blue Hill at Stone BarnsDecanting the world of wine with Alex Layton, Decanter’s Head of MarketingMinerality? Tertiary notes? Decoding the science of wine with Nicolas Quille, Master of WineBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!  
15/04/2128m 17s

Secrets of a Somm with James Lloyd, Head Sommelier at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

In this podcast we dive into what makes a masterful sommelier with James Lloyd, Head Sommelier at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.Starting his career in wine in 1999, James has over 20 years experience from working with importers, wine producers and as a Sommelier for some of the world's greatest chefs. It all started in a hotel in South London moving to Gordon's flagship, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (3* Michelin) in 2002 as a Commis Sommelier where he moved to Assistant Head Sommelier and remained until a move to New York as part of the opening team for Gordon and stayed for a year.       After 5 years with the group, a move to Italy beckoned, in Piedmont, where he worked as an intern for Cantina Ceretto assisting in the production of their Barolo's, Barbaresco's and international blends, learning the ropes of wine making first hand. Once the harvest was complete he relocated to Lake Garda to take on a Sommelier position. Moving back to London in 2008, James initially became Head Sommelier for Marcus Wareing before moving to an importer, selling to Michelin Star Restaurants and top Hotels in London to gain more knowledge and to improve his skills as a wine buyer, to learn marketing and understand importing.      Returning to Restaurants, James worked with Pierre Koffmann, Alain Ducasse, Playboy and consulted in the City of London before returning home to Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in 2016 as Head Sommelier where he is based, but his responsibilities are spread across the group and also being responsible for wine investment.  Having just celebrated two milestones of maintaining 3 Michelin Stars for 20 years and 10 years of working along side Gordon he is looking forward to many more.Connect with him on Instagram @JamespeterlloydIf you loved this podcast then you’ll also want to check out our other fascinating  conversations below:How hospitality can cope through COVID-19 with Hannah Williams, Beverage Director of Blue Hill at Stone BarnsDecanting the world of wine with Alex Layton, Decanter’s Head of MarketingMinerality? Tertiary notes? Decoding the science of wine with Nicolas Quille, Master of WineBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
07/04/2118m 8s

Winesave: Keeps wine tasting fresh for weeks after opening

In this podcast we’ll discuss how to keep wine fresh for weeks after opening, argon gas preservation vs. other preservation technologies, and bringing Winesave to the Asian market.Today we are joined by Alex Longman, Executive Director of Innert Pte Ltd.Winesave is world's first hand-held canister containing high-quality, 100% food-grade argon gas. When argon gas is dispensed into an opened bottle of wine, it preserves the wine by forming an inert barrier that stops spoilage from oxygen, without affecting the characteristics of the wine. This allows wine lovers to enjoy any wine one glass at a time at home, and gives wine professionals an easy and affordable way to eliminate wastage when serving wines by the glass. Winesave's goal is to let every person in the world who will ever pour a bottle of wine know that they have the ability to enjoy that wine a glass at a time, easily, safely, and affordably.  Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!   Find out more: www.innert.net 
01/04/2126m 46s

How to create the world’s best tasting dairy free ice cream with Aylon Steinhart of Eclipse Foods

In this podcast we dive into how Eclipse Foods created the best tasting dairy free ice cream on the market.Eclipse Foods, often called the Beyond Meat of dairy, is a Y Combinator-backed startup making plant-based dairy products that are indistinguishable in flavor, texture, and functionality from conventional dairy. Eclipse's mission is to create a more sustainable, healthy, and humane food system by making amazing plant-based foods that require no sacrifice for consumers.  Today we are joined by Aylon Steinhart, Founder and CEO of Eclipse Foods. Aylon has spoken regularly on food innovation at Harvard, MIT, Yale, Berkeley, and Stanford, and has worked with companies such as Kraft Heinz, Nestle, and Kellogg’s. In his work at the Good Food Institute, the leading non-profit in the alternative protein space, Aylon incubated dozens of startups and advised investors and strategic partners on alternative proteins. Aylon has co-founded two startups and studied at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.Grab a pint : https://shop.eclipsefoods.comFollow them on Instagram @eclipsefoods If you loved this podcast then you’ll also want to check out our other fascinating  conversations below:Lab-grown, animal free protein: defining the future of food with Nature’s FyndCould This Be The Beyond Burger of Wagyu Beef?Bug Bacon? Leading an Entovegan Lifestyle Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
16/03/2129m 33s

Wine Entrepreneurship: Opening the doors of the wine industry, and finding your calling with Brigid O'Reilly of Distaff wine

Today we are joined by Brigid O'Reilly, co-founder of Distaff wine, to hear her story of navigating the wine world. Brigid discusses some of the barriers for young people and for women in the industry and shares her aspirations for the future. She also tells us about founding Distaff during COVID, some common misunderstandings when it comes to PET glass (Distaff bottles their wine in PET), and she offers advice to fellow young entrepreneurs interested in wine and the wine industry. Distaff Wine is the work and passion of women – a team consisting of a mom and four sisters who have been in the wine industry for the majority of their lives. After being constantly overlooked by the male-dominated wine industry, they started Distaff to share their story, be a voice for women in the wine industry, and to highlight women in other industries. Their first line of wines, Nomen, features women from various work fields on each label, and is packaged in eco-friendly PET bottles that are lightweight, shatterproof, and ship to your door for free. The girls aim to reach the every-day wine drinker with approachable wine, fun labels, and to raise awareness about sustainability in the wine industry.Find out more: www.distaffwine.comwww.nomenwine.comIf you loved this podcast then you’ll also want to check out our other inspirational conversations below:Crafting your career success with Deborah Brenner, CEO of Women of the Vine & SpiritsSpirited Women with Molly Troupe, Master Distiller & Partner at Freeland SpiritsThe Power of Grit & Mentorship with Elyse Lambert MSBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
08/03/2140m 56s

Decanting the World of Wine with Alex Layton, Decanter’s Head of Marketing

What are top wine trends experts are seeing in 2021? How is Decanter judging natural wine in competition?  How does Decanter China differ from their other media strategy?Today, we’ll be diving into the world of wine with Alex Layton, Decanter’s Head of Marketing. Decanter is the world’s leading wine media brand with a total monthly organic reach in excess of 2.2 million, covering the whole media ecosystem through digital, print & social media in addition to a world-leading global events and awards programme.This includes:· Decanter Magazine, founded in 1975 and Europe’s best-selling wine magazine read in over 100 countries· Its websites Decanter.com – home of Decanter Premium, an online resource providing full access to exclusive scores and tasting notes on more than 1,000 wines every month. Alex provided our listeners with a 25% discount on your Decanter Premium by using the code BIC21 · DecanterChina.com - a bilingual website dedicated to the ever-growing audience of wine lovers in China· The Decanter World Wine Awards – the world’s largest wine competition· And the Decanter Fine Wine Encounters - Europe and China’s premier consumer wine events which now includes a recently-launched virtual events and masterclass programme.Serving UK and global audiences at scale, Decanter has a data-driven, digital-powered, and strong heritage print magazine that connects their audiences at all stages of their wine purchasing journey.Find out more: https://www.decanter.comBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
04/03/2131m 4s

How one APP is disrupting wine retail in California

Vinified APP is disrupting the Californian wine industry by bringing wineries closer than ever to their consumers. It has a simple and intuitive mobile interface that allows you to buy wines you’ll love at affordable prices. The platform also features appealing visuals to guide users in finding and discovering new wines.Today we are joined by Corentin Chon, co-founder of Vinified, to discuss his inspiration for founding the platform.Vinified is the first platform to bridge the gap between distributors and final consumers. It allows them to instantly list and sell their wines to consumers across California (and a couple of other states), making great wines more affordable!In the Vinified Wine App, consumers can rate and review wines they've tried, and are offered suggestions based on their tasting preferences. They can also discover new wines, learn about their unique flavor profile, and receive information about wines directly from the winemakers.Learn more: Download the Vinified APPIf you liked this podcast then check out our other similar episodes: 2021 Strategy: Optimize your online presence with Vinbound Digital Marketing: Where wine brands go wrong and how they can level up Winerytale: How AR is bringing consumers closer to wine producers Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
25/02/2122m 40s

Could This Be The Beyond Burger of Wagyu Beef?

Embracing a plant-based diet is becoming easier than ever.Top Tier Foods Inc. has created a plant-based wagyu beef and a seaweed based fish roe that would make you second guess that your not eating the real thing!In this podcast, we are joined by Blair Bullus, Founder and President of Top Tier Foods Inc., to discuss the dynamic plant-based industry and how he’s created one of the best tasting waygu beef alternatives.Top Tier Foods Inc. is a Vancouver, Canada based company who garnered international headlines earlier this year when world renowned sushi chef Hidekazu Tojo claimed their plant-based alternative to wagyu beef was comparable in flavour and texture to the real thing.Now working with many of the largest sushi chains in the world, including Advanced Fresh Concept (AFC) Sushi, Top Tier Foods has developed a catalog of products that range from seaweed based alternatives to fish roe, to sticky quinoa for sushi, and of course plant-based wagyu beef.Founded in 2013, Top Tier Foods has been making it their mission to develop innovative, sustainable, plant-based food that not only supports a healthy lifestyle but that truly redefine traditional food categories.While they continue to expand internationally, Blair joins us to discuss his products, Top Tier Foods goals for growth in Asia, and the plant-based marketplace.Find out more: https://toptierfoods.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/toptierfoods Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
15/02/2132m 50s

The Latest Innovation in Cork: A Cork Taint Free Future

Today we are joined by Carlos de Jesus Veneno, Director of Marketing and Communications for Amorim Cork to discuss the world of cork closures.In this podcast we discuss the latest breakthroughs in closure development including NDtech and Amorim’s new closure technology: Naturity® and Xpür®. We also share common closure issues you might have come across in your cellar: a leaking bottle, a risen cork, etc.   Corticeira Amorim, based in Portugal and founded in 1870, is the world’s largest player in the cork industry. Amorim's responsible approach to raw materials and sustainable production illustrates the remarkable interdependence between industry and the vital cork ecosystem - one of the world’s most balanced examples of social, economic, and environmental development.Find out more: https://www.amorimcork.comFollow them on Instagram @amorimcorkBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Episodes available on iTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your podcasts! 
31/01/2129m 20s

Wine Without Grapes? The First Molecular Wine & Spirits with Endless West

Wine without using grapes? Bourbon without grains?Molecular wine and spirits have made it to shelves near you and you're probably wondering if this is the beginning or end of the world? Today we are joined by Alec Lee, co-founder and CEO of Endless West to discuss the world of molecular wine and spirits. Endless West is a technology startup using scientific methods to create the world's first molecular wine and spirits - alcoholic beverages that are crafted 'note-by-note' using pure flavor and aroma molecules extracted from efficient sources in nature. A small, independent team of scientists, sommeliers, writers, chefs, and grad school dropouts, their mission is to use science to create food and drink of unparalleled quality, value, and heart. The company was founded in 2015 by Alec Lee and Mardonn Chua, and sommelier, Josh Decolongon. It is headquartered in San Francisco and has raised $30 million in total funding to date.Find out more: https://endlesswest.com/Want to try it out for yourself?  Order Gemello, "Moscato" wine or Glyph, the "Bourbon"  we discussed during the podcast.Follow them on Instagram: @endlesswest Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Episodes available on iTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your podcasts!   
19/01/2131m 45s

The Sticky Truth About Sweetners with D'Vash Organics

Sweeteners have been a source of controversy for some time in regards to health and sustainability issues.A lot of us believe that sugar free alternatives are healthier,but in this podcast we'll be shinning some light on the ugly truth about most sweeteners.Today we are joined by Brian Finkel and David Czinn, co-founder's of D'vash Organics.D'vash Organics fruit-based nectars and syrups are "a healthy and delicious alternative to sugar, honey, and agave." Based in Los Angeles, D'vash Organics is the leading purveyor of fruit-based nectars and syrups in the US retail market. All of their products are vegan, paleo-friendly, non-GMO, and have no added sugar.Follow them on Instagram to find delicious recipes @DvashorganicsFind out more: https://www.dvashorganics.com/If you liked this episode you'll also want to check out the following Bottled in China episodes:-CBD: The new frontier of food and beverage with Jamie L. Evans of Herb Somm-How Asia is leading the alternative protein industry with Sonalie Figueiras -China's growing oyster obsession with Rudy GuoBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Episodes available on iTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your podcasts! 
14/01/2125m 29s

Vietnamese Coffee Culture & Growing with Coffee Pioneer Tran Nhat Quang

Vietnam is the second largest producer of coffee after Brazil. It has a unique coffee culture that was first introduced by the French in the mid 1800's. Today we discuss Vietnam's key coffee growing regions and the evolution of coffee culture with Mr. Tran Nhat Quang, Founder of Là Việt Coffee. Quang is one of Vietnam's craft coffee pioneers and is establishing a fair trade approach to local growers. Là Việt is a producer of specialty coffee in Vietnam. Their whole bean coffee is made from hand-picked, carefully sorted and processed Arabica beans and comes in three roasting levels. The company opened its first retail café in Dalat in 2015, and has since expanded to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. In 2020, Là Việt also launched a Ready-to-Drink Coffee line.Find out more: https://laviet.coffee/en/Follow them on Insta@ LaVietCoffeeIf you've like this episode then you'll also want to check out our other coffee episodes:- The rise of premium Chinese coffee-The green coffee revolutionottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Episodes available on iTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your podcasts!  
29/12/2025m 13s

Aveine Smart Wine Aerator: The game-changing device we all need

What if there was a device you could just attach to the neck of a wine bottle and it would immediately replicate the effect of a wine that has been aerated for 24 hours? Today we get tech-savvy with Nicolas Naigeon, founder and CEO of Aveine, and discuss his game-changing invention - the first wine aerator controlled by a smartphone app. Using an AI-enriched database, the Aveine app identifies the wine scanned and calibrates the Aveine Smart Wine Aerator to the ideal level of aeration for that particular wine - from 1 minute to 24 hours - instantly.The Smart Aerator precisely calculates the ideal aeration of any wine, allowing immediate consumption upon opening of the bottle. It uses patented technology to recreate the aeration process in a controlled manner by mixing air into the wine as it flows from the bottle, exposing it to more oxygen.Find out more: https://www.aveine.com If you loved this wine tech podcast, then you’ll want to check out the following episodes:Are Computers Already Better Wine Tasters Than Humans?Winerytale: How Augmented Reality is Bringing Consumers Closer to Wine ProducersBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Episodes available on iTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your podcasts!
27/12/2024m 6s

What’s Brewing in Australia’s Beer and Spirits Scene with James Atkinson of Drinks Adventures

James Atkinson is the founder and host of the Drinks Adventures podcast and a Certified Cicerone®. On this episode of Bottled in China, James joins us to discuss the newest trends brewing in Australia’s beer and spirits scene, including how the Australian Gin industry is exploring the use of local botanicals in their distillations.  A lover of all categories of fine drinks, James is the former editor of beer news website, Australian Brews News and drinks industry publication TheShout. He writes about beer, wine and spirits for magazines including Halliday, Gourmet Traveller Wine and Selector. In 2017 he was the Media Award Winner in the Australian International Beer Awards.  A few weeks ago I had the chance to join James on his podcast to discuss the Chinese wine scene. If you have yet to check it out, make sure to take a listen!  Follow James’s podcast: Drinks Adventures to hear from some of the most inspiring people in the drink industry.  Website: https://drinksadventures.com.auBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Episodes available on iTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your podcasts! 
14/12/2025m 21s

2021 Strategy: Optimize Your Online Presence with Vinbound Marketing

What are common issues with wine websites and what should wine businesses be considering now, in terms of improving and optimizing their websites for 2021?Where do wineries fall short in terms of ADA accessibility on their website and social media marketing? Today we are joined by Brian Richardson, founder and lead developer of Vinbound Marketing to discuss how you can best position your online presence. Vinbound Marketing provides wineries with a full range of digital marketing and branding services to grow tasting room traffic and sell more wine direct to consumer. Vinbound is a partner to wineries primarily in website development, ecommerce integrations, photography and search engine optimization.Find out more: https://www.vinboundmarketing.com/Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Episodes available on iTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your podcasts! 
04/12/2027m 40s

China’s First Hard Seltzer with Eric Hoang of LINGYA

Recently, we've seen the popularity of hard seltzer surge in North America.White Claw was one of the first brands to take the market by storm. Eager to seize this opportunity, competitors like  Anheuser Busch, Constellation Brands and Molson Coors were quick to jump into the ready to drink (RTD) category.But has the seltzer category captured the China market? Today, we speak with Eric Hoang, Co-Founder of LINGYA about the business landscape of hard seltzer in China. LINGYA Hard Seltzer is a simple blend of soda water, distilled vodka, and a hint of fruit with zero sugar.  With only 3.8% abv, it's China's first hard seltzer. Find out more:  https://ling-ya.com/faqBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Episodes available on iTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your podcasts!
03/12/2018m 1s

Big Data: The Power of Visualization with Cathy Huyghe of Enolytics

The term 'data' can be perceived as impersonal or distant.But how does data visualization and the strategic engagement of data actually allow wine businesses to become closer with their customers?Today we speak with Cathy Huyghe, Co-Founder of Enolytics about the power of big data.Enolytics provides data-driven business intelligence to beverage alcohol companies around the world; its client list includes Bollinger Champagne, Marchesi Frescobaldi, Wines of California, Wines of Chile, Gonzàlez-Byass and Freixenet-Mionetto. She is also the co-creator of content for A Balanced Glass, a community dedicated to wellness in the wine industry, which was a 2019 Drinks Innovator for SevenFifty Daily. Cathy currently writes for Forbes.com about the business and politics of the wine industry, and for Inc.com about entrepreneurs with a special focus on women. She is the author of the award-winning book Hungry for Wine: Seeing the World through the Lens of a Wine Glass. You may have seen her on the “Reign of Terroir” episode in the Netflix series Rotten, as a featured commentator.  Find out more: https://www.enolytics.com/Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Episodes available on iTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your podcasts!
29/11/2032m 18s

Minerality? Tirtiary Notes? Decoding the Science of Wine with Nicolas Quille, Master of Wine

Can you really taste minerality in wine?If so, how did it get there? Today, Nicolas Quillé MW joins us to discuss the science behind key wine terms. We also discuss what happens to wines as it ages and which wines should or should not be aged.Nicolas Quillé, MW is no stranger to the world of wine. Born into a family working in the wine industry, he's Master of Wine, has two master degrees in Enology, an MBA, and over 25 years of experience. Nicolas currently serves as the Chief Winemaking and Operations Officer for the Crimson Wine Group, where he responsible for the operation of six estate wineries and associated vineyards across California, Oregon, and Washington. He offers lectures and seminars on a regular basis,including a recent online master class on the history and terroir that define the wines of Beaujolais. Nicolas resides in Portland, Oregon.Connect with him on LinkedIn at Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Episodes available on iTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your podcasts!
16/11/2028m 18s

Recycled Paper Wine Bottles? Innovation in Sustainable Wine Packaging with Malcolm Waugh, CEO of Frugalpac

Step aside heavy glass wine bottles and make way for a more sustainable wine packaging made from recycled paperboard.Today we are joined by Malcolm Waugh, CEO of Frugalpac, to discuss Frugalpac's Frugal Bottle for wine and spirits.Frugalpac is a world leader in the design and development of sustainable packaging.Frugalpac has newly launched Frugal Bottle, a sustainable wine bottle made out of recycled paperboard. Frugal Bottle is 5X lighter, has 6X less carbon footprint, and has a 4X lower water footprint than a traditional glass bottle. Its' design also uses 77% less plastic than a 100% recycled plastic bottle.In this podcast we find out which wineries and wine consumers are an ideal "fit" for this type of innovative and sustainable packaging.We also find out what the Frugal Bottle offers that other sustainable packaging solutions don't?Find out more: www.frugalpac.com Get in touch: hello@frugalpac.comWatch their video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ho2_wBUmbUBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Episodes available on iTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your podcasts!  
04/11/2020m 35s

A Peek Into The World of Wine Auctions with Shoshana Filene

Fine wine auctions can be overwhelming and intimidating.But today we’re speaking with an expert about what people buying and how you can get started on building up your cellar. Shoshana Filene joins us to discuss the fine wine market: who are consumers and what wines she’d recommend to start off your cellar..When we interviewed Shoshana, she was fine wine consultant at one of the most respected fine wine auction houses. Today, she’s the VP Sales & Acquisitions at GRW Wine CollectionFind out more:  www.grwwine.com Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available oniTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
31/10/2025m 32s

China's Evolving Wine Market: Alberto Fernandez's 20 Year Journey in the Business

China’s wine industry is fast paced and always evolving.Today we speak with Alberto Fernandez, General Manager of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at Familia Torres about his 20 year wine journey in China. Originally from Barcelona, Spain, Alberto developed a curiosity and passion for wine during his time in Australia. He moved to China in 2000 and was appointed GM at one of the pioneering wine distribution companies: Torres China.Torres China is one of the leading family owned importers in the country representing Torres family wines and some of the top international wine brands.Find out more: https://www.torreschina.com/Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available oniTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
25/10/2032m 20s

Are Computers Already Better Wine Tasters Than Humans? A Conversation With Katerina Axelsson, CEO of Tastry

Can a computer taste wine better than a wine expert? Today we speak with Katerina Axelsson, Founder & CEO of Tastry, to discuss how technology is refining the way we analyze wines by training a computer how to taste. Axelsson also shares with us how Tastry’s technology helps wineries use data to identify the wines that will perform best in market. Tastry is a sensory sciences company that uses advanced chemistry, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to match consumers to products they will love. She is a graduate of Cal Poly with a B.S. in Chemistry. While in school, Katerina worked at a custom-crush facility and noticed that one of their batches imprinted with two different labels received drastically different industry scores: it was then that she knew there had to be a more science-based way to score wine. Thus, Tastry was born. Find out more about Tastry’s unique technology: https://tastry.com Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available oniTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
21/10/2021m 36s

Selling in China: How to successfully enter the Chinese market and engage in China's digital ecosystem

China has its own social media and e-commerce ecosystem.Say goodbye to Facebook and Instagram and hello to WeChat, Douyin and Weibo.Today we’ll be breaking down all you need to know about Wechat and sharing how you can connect with customers in China.Thomas Graziani is a WalktheChat co-founder, WeChat E-commerce & CRM specialist, and WeChat consultant. WalktheChat is a cross-border e-commerce platform helping foreign businesses sell to China via WeChat, Weibo and other Chinese social networks. They integrate with Magento, Shopify and WeChat Mini-programs.Reach out to them by email at  http://walkthechat.comBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available oniTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your episodes!  
08/10/2027m 53s

Digital Marketing: Where wine brands go wrong and how they can level up with Shem Swerkes of Goldline Brands

The importance of digital marketing in the wine industry has become significantly highlighted with Covid restrictions preventing in person gathering, as has the lag in the industry of really investing in the digital side of business. But where do most wine brands fall short in their digital marketing efforts and infrastructure? Shem Swerkes is an innovative thought leader in e-commerce for the wine industry. As the new Director of Digital Marketing and E-commerce for Goldline Brands, Shem and his team are shaking up the wine industry’s status quo and driving results that markedly increase traffic and drive sales. Shem is leveraging his 20+ years of marketing and e-commerce experience to propel Goldline Brands into the front-line of digital trends and ever-changing consumer needs. Shem stays on top of the wine industry trends as co-host of the podcast, Libation Domination, which seeks to educate and inspire all levels of the beverage industry.Connect with Shem at Goldline Brands: https://www.goldlinebrands.comListen to his podcast: Libation Domination Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available oniTunes,Spotify,online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
27/09/2036m 9s

Wine and Heavy Metal? The Influence of Skillful Sound Pairing With Jo Burzynska, Multisensory Artist and Researcher

Turn down that busy jazz, in this podcast we discuss how music influences our perception on the structure of a wine.In today’s podcast we speak with Jo Burzynska, Australasia-based wine journalist, author, judge, and multisensory artist and researcher. She is the author of Wine Class: All you need to know about wine in New Zealand and editor of Risonanze di Vino: Exploring the Sensory Terroir of Rural Italy. Jo contributes to specialist wine publications worldwide, and judges and chairs at wine shows internationally. Also a musician and sound artist, Jo established the world’s first “wine and sound” bar at The Auricle in Christchurch, NZ for which she curated a wine list to complement its monthly exhibition and the music playing in the space. She hosts wine and music matching workshops, has created a number of multisensory artworks involving sound and taste presented around the world, and is a multisensory consultant working with drinks companies on the integration of their products’ flavours with sound and other sensory stimuli.Suggested Wine & Music Pairings:Brian Eno discreet music with New World Pinot NoirFind out more: http://joburzynska.com Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available oniTunes,Spotify,onlineor wherever you listen to your episodes!  
21/09/2034m 23s

Part 2: Why are Chinese Wines so Expensive? With Christelle Chene of Xige Estate

In part two of our Ningxia coverage, Christelle discusses why Chinese wines are so expensive. We discover that high taxes on imported winemaking tools and incredibly low yields contribute to higher cost of production. Christelle Chene is the International Affairs Director at Xige Estate. Xige Estate is one of the most exciting new wine projects in China’s Northwest wine region: Ningxia. After many years working for French wine producers as Brand Ambassador and Sales Director in China, Christelle decided to join Xige Estate.  Recently established in 2019, Xige Estate is a new and modern winery with over 1300 hectares of vineyards. Their vineyard also includes 1000 hectares of over 20 years old vines which is currently the biggest and oldest site in China. Xige Estate aims to produce fine wines that express Ningxia’s local terroir.  Find out more:www.xige-estate.comFollow the journey on WeChat: 西鸽酒庄 (ID : Xg-wine)Connect with Christelle onLinkedinor email at Christelle@xige-estate.com Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available oniTunes,Spotify,onlineor wherever you listen to your episodes!  
13/09/2030m 11s

Ningxia: China’s Leading Wine Region with Christelle Chene of Xige Estate

Christelle Chene is the International Affairs Director at Xige Estate. Xige Estate is one of the most exciting new wine projects in China’s Northwest wine region: Ningxia. After many years working for French wine producers as Brand Ambassador and Sales Director in China, Christelle decided to join Xige Estate.  Recently established in 2019, Xige Estate is a new and modern winery with over 1300 hectares of vineyards. Their vineyard also includes 1000 hectares of over 20 years old vines which is currently the biggest and oldest site in China. Xige Estate aims to produce fine wines that express Ningxia’s local terroir.  Find out more: www.xige-estate.comFollow the journey on WeChat: 西鸽酒庄 (ID : Xg-wine)Connect with Christelle on Linkedin or email at Christelle@xige-estate.com
04/09/2046m 40s

Will the US Wine Market Rebound? What’s the Wine Job of the Future? With Andrew Adams of Wine Vines Analytics

Today I will be speaking with Andrew Adams from Wine Vines Analytics. Wine Vines Analytics is one of the most trusted sources for the latest wine data. Each month, they release an in-depth publication called the Wine Analytics Report, which focuses on key trends and insights in the U.S. wine industry. Wine Vines Analytics maintains the most accurate and comprehensive database of North American wineries, publishes the annual Wines & Vines Directory and Buyer’s Guide, to help find the best winery and viti tools, and offers many other resources.  Andrew Adams is the editor of the Wine Analytics Report and was a writer and editor at Wines & Vines magazine from 2011 to 2018. He is a keynote speaker and frequent panelist and moderator at prominent wine industry events and webinars. Adams grew up in the city of Sonoma, Calif., and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism. While a reporter and editor for daily newspapers in Oregon and California for nearly a decade, Adams won awards for investigative and business reporting. In 2009, Adams left the newspaper industry for a harvest internship at Starmont winery in Napa Valley. That internship led to a fulltime position in the cellar and laboratory where Adams worked for three harvests before joining the staff at Wines & Vines. The Wine Analytics Report is a monthly, digital report on the U.S. wine industry featuring original reporting and information from the proprietary databases of Wines Vines Analytics and data supplied by partner research firms. In addition to overseeing all editorial content and data visualization for the analytics report, Adams is a regular contributor to Wine Business Monthly, which is the wine industry’s foremost trade magazine. Adams is a graduate of the University of California, Davis Wine Executive Program and studied winemaking and grape growing at Napa Valley Community College.https://winesvinesanalytics.com Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
31/08/2027m 41s

USA Wine Shipment & DTC Compliance 101 with Alex Koral, Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos

How difficult is it to navigate cross border state shipments throughout the USA?The answer, very difficult! Today Alex Koral, Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos helps us breakdown everything you need to know about compliance in the  US wine industry.In this podcast we give you an overview about the three tier alcohol system in the USA, we discuss how wineries can stay compliant while growing their e-commerce and DTC channels and about Chicago's new city tax.  About Sovos ShipCompliantSovos ShipCompliant offers the only complete beverage alcohol compliance tools for wineries; enabling revenue growth while reducing the burden of tax compliance, reporting, and product registration by automating compliance with complex state and federal regulations. Sovos ShipCompliant is recognized as the wine industry’s standard for compliance management. Find out more: https://www.sovos.com/shipcompliant/ Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
25/08/2030m 24s

Cork VS Screw Cap: Everything you Need to Know about Wine Closures with Marc Schelcher of Vinventions

Vinventions is the most comprehensive provider of wine closure solutions worldwide, and helps wineries and retailers ensure their wines present as intended, delight the consumer, and succeed in the marketplace.  Vinventions strives to provide sustainable, high-performance products, and it's brands span every major closure category. Vinventions’ is committed to sustainability and reducing impact, and it's vision includes achieving carbon neutrality on a company-wide basis. Today we speak with Marc Schelcher, Sales and Marketing Director Asia - Pacific at Vinventions. In this podcast we discuss the latest trends and innovations in wine closures.  We also discuss Schelcher's take on various cultural perceptions around cork vs screw cap in Asia. Find out more : https://www.vinventions.com/en-gb/Stay connected through Instagram and FacebookGet in touch with Marc Schelcher on LinkedinBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
17/08/2035m 3s

Winerytale: How Augmented Reality is Bringing Consumers Closer to Wine Producers

What if you could finally discover all you need to know about a wine from scanning its label?On this episode we’ll be discussing how Winerytale is bringing consumers on a journey to the winery Dave Chaffey is the Founding Partner of Winerytale and joins us today to discuss his innovative augmented reality startup in the wine industry.Winerytale promises to change the way we experience wine - through interactive augmented reality content. Their technology lets winery owners tell the authentic story behind the wine, which consumers experience by simply scanning the label with their mobile phone. Winerytale is the leading AR platform for the wine industry, globally. Dave is also a founding partner of Third Aurora, the commercial tech engine that created the technology behind Winerytale.Visit their website for more information: https://winerytale.comFind out how it works:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyg5vLlDMbw  Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
09/08/2024m 45s

Polarizing Wine Markets: China’s E-Commerce Boom & South Africa’s Ban on Alcohol with Cassidy Dart MW

During COVID, China’s wine market quickly pivoted to e-commerce while that of South Africa came to a halt. Currently, South Africa has banned the sale and export of alcohol in the country.In this podcast, we speak with Cassidy Dart MW regarding what is happening first hand in these two polarizing wine markets. Originally from South Africa, Cassidy Dart is a Master of Wine who is currently based in Beijing, China.   He offers a full-service consultancy serving all with an interest in the wine market, from private clients to the trade and institutions. Find out more:  www.cassidydartmw.comwww.verivin.comFollow the journey on Instagram @cassidydartmwBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
05/08/2025m 21s

China’s Bittersweet Chocolate Market with Amber Xu

Amber Xu is leading the bean to bar revolution in China. She imports the finest chocolates from around the world to the Chinese market. Today, she sits down to discusses what the Chinese chocolate market is really like. Amber Xu is a IICCT level 2 and the Founder of Shanghai ChocBar Trading Co.Ltd. She is the first Bean-To-Bar blogger in China, where you can follow her on  “巧盒ChocBar”.  If you’re in China you can shop her amazing chocolate collection here. Follow her stories on DoubanBottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!    
02/08/2030m 32s

Everything you need to know about Portugal’s World of Wine with Adrian Bridge

Set to open to the public in mid-2020, World of Wine will be a massive cultural complex with a collection of experiences dedicated to the history and development of the industries that have shaped the city and region – including wine, cork and fashion and design. Expected to attract over 1 million visits each year, World of Wine will incorporate a series of museums, restaurants, artisan and handicraft shops, an international wine school and extensive temporary exhibition space. It is being developed in 30,000m2 of former warehouse space in the historic centre of Vila Nova de Gaia on the south bank of the Douro river in Porto, Portugal. Adrian Bridge, CEO, The Fladgate Partnership said: “We want to shine the spotlight on Porto and surrounding area and engage with our visitors from Portugal as well as the millions of visitors that travel to Portugal from around the world each year. (https://www.wow.pt/) Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world.  Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!    
30/07/2023m 22s

All About Dinner with Cookbook Author Molly Stevens

Step aside brunch, dinner is here to take over as your favourite meal of the day. Today we speak with cooking instructor, recipe developer, and cookbook writer Molly Stevens about her new cooking book. All About Dinner: Simple Meals, Expert Advice, was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award, was one of The Atlantic’s Top 5 Cookbooks of 2019, and was a finalist in the IACP 2020 Cookbook Awards, among other recognition. In addition, she is also the author of All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking and All About Roasting: A New Approach to a Classic Art. Want to make delicious and easy meals? Find Molly’s cookbooks on Amazon.Website: https://www.mollystevenscooks.comInstagram @mstevenscooks  
26/07/2027m 42s

Crimson Pangolin Gin: The Spirit of China with Founders Helena Kidacka & David Munoz

In this podcast we discuss how one couple is crafting their Gin to express China through locally sourced botanicals and ingredients. Helena Kidacka and David Munoz are am expat couple living in Shanghai. In 2017, upon a trip back to her homeland of England, Helena noticed a huge resurgence in the craft gin scene. David, who having worked in the spirits industry for years, and was not one to miss an opportunity, thought that it would be a good idea to launch a Chinese gin in celebration of all the herbs, spices, teas and botanicals the country had to offer. Two years later, they have a flourishing gin brand, Crimson Pangolin, and are available all throughout China and in parts of Europe.   Find out more: http://crimsonpangolin.com/ Follow them on Instagram @crimsonpangolin Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world.  Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
21/07/2030m 26s

United We Taste! With Cha McCoy

Cha McCoy is the Founder of Cha Squared LLC, a consulting company with a focus on tourism, gastronomy, and hospitality experiences as well as wine education and training. Cha is known for connecting and democratizing the wine industry. She hosts various events online and offline where she brings together wine experts to discuss wine regions and food unique food pairings. In this podcast we discuss MCCoy’s passion for uniting the F&B industry through engaging events.  We also discuss her career change to wine after pursuing an MBA in Italy —and she hasn't looked back since. Last month Cha invited me to join her livestream on UNITED WE TASTE to discuss Australian wines. It was a great opportunity to discover the versatility of Aussie wines from Hunter Valley Semillion, Clare Riesling and a classic bold Cab/Shiraz!Make sure to check it out on Youtube.Find out more at https://www.chamccoy.comFollow her journey on Instagram @cha_squared  Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world.  Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes!  
15/07/2028m 13s

Lab-grown, animal-free protein: defining the future of food with Thomas Jonas, CEO & Co-Founder of Nature's Fynd

"Chicken" nuggets or "cream" cheese made from a petri dish?We recently had the opportunity to chat with Thomas Jonas, the CEO &  Co-Founder of revolutionizing food company Nature's Fynd.In this podcast we discuss how they discovered a fungus based protein-rich microorganism in one of the hidden geothermal springs of Yellowstone.Find out more at https://www.naturesfynd.com/ Bottled in China brings you into Asia's food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Follow us on Instagram @bottled.in.china Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify , online or wherever you listen to your episodes! 
13/07/2027m 15s

Bug Bacon? Leading an Entovegan Diet Movement with Josh Galt

As we continue our discussion about Entomophagy, we speak with Josh Galt about his philosophy regarding health and nutrition. Josh is a health advocate who shares his experience living off a vegan and insect diet, a term he coined as “Entovegan”. In this podcast he helps us break down the idea of  Entomophagy, and the many environmental and health benefits associated with eating insects. We also discuss the use of insect-derived clean beauty products.Find out more on his website: https://joshgalt.com 
07/07/2031m 48s

Georgian Wines: new generation of winemakers using traditional techniques with Baia Wines

Baia’s Wine is a small family winery in Obcha Village in Georgia.Today we speak with sisters Baia and Gvantsa Abuladze, fourth-generation winemakers who grew up on the family farm. In this podcast we discuss their winemaking philosophy from skin contact white wines, maturing wines in qvevris and farming according to the cycles of the moon.   Georgia has a long winemaking history and many producers today still use native grape varietals and traditional winemaking techniques. Visit their website to find out more:  http://www.baiawine.comVisit their Instagram @baias_wine 
04/07/2036m 0s

The Porto Protocol: finding workable climate solutions for the wine industry with Adrian Bridge

Porto Protocol is one of the key industry events where people in the wine industry don’t just talk about issues regarding climate change, but commit to finding solutions that inspires action.Today, we speak with Adrian Bridge, Leader of The Porto Protocol & CEO Taylor's Port regarding climate change in the wine industry. About the Porto Protocol:The Porto Protocol Foundation is a non-profit corporate institution, founded by Taylor’s Port, that counts with hundreds of members, united by a binding commitment to make a greater contribution to mitigate climate change.Born out of the wine industry and spread across industries from its whole value chain, Porto Protocol was created under the belief that, if we share our successes and experiences, our response against climate change will be more effective.We work as an open and shared platform, a place of inspiration for change, a dynamic database of resources and workable solutions from which companies and individuals from all over the world, wishing to take action, can benefit and contribute.About Adrian Bridge:In May 1994, Adrian moved to Portugal to become the next generation in a family wine company that stretches back to 1692.  He initially worked on USA and UK markets before taking responsibility for the company 1998 and formally becoming CEO on 1st Jan 2000.  Although the group is primarily focused on quality Port production it has expanded into retailing, distribution and tourism.  Adrian has started in 2018, an initiative on Climate Change Leadership where the first event was a summit to launch the Porto Protocol at which President Obama was present. The second event, in 2019, had Vice-President Al Gore as the keynote speaker. Visit their website to learn more: https://www.portoprotocol.comFollow the journey on Instagram @theportoprotocolLearn how to do more and become a member! 
22/06/2029m 25s

COVID-19 and the future of F&B in the US with Shana Clarke

Shana Clarke is a wine writer and consultant who reports on both wine culture and the business side of the trade. Her work has been published in CNN Travel, Wine Enthusiast, NPR and many more.In this podcast, we speak with Shana about her views on how COVID is impacting wine businesses and restaurants in the US.  Find out more: https://www.shanaspeakswine.comFollow Shana on Instagram @shanaspeakswine 
16/06/2026m 54s

Obata Sake Brewery: Past, Present & Future with Rumiko Obata

Today we speak with Rumiko Obata, from Obata Sake Brewery and producer of famed Sake brand: MANOTSURU.Rumiko is the fifth generation of sake brewing family located on Sado Island, Niigata, Japan. Niigata region is recognized for its  “micro-brewed” sakes and considered one of the top Sake producing regions in the Japan thanks to its cooler climate and access to pure mountain water. Niigata is recognized for its  “micro-brewed” sakes and considered one of the top Sake producing regions in the Japan thanks to its cooler climate and access to pure mountain water. Founded by Yososaku Obata in 1892, OBATA Sake Brewery prides itself for using the traditional hand-made methods used by her family for over a hundred years.   In this podcast, we discuss  Rumiko's family heritage and what makes Sake from Sado Island unique. We also learn how Rumiko is re-energizing Sado Island and reviving its Sake culture through a Sake School or locally known as "Gakkogura",  where you can learn the basics of sake brewing techniques.  Find out more about Rumiko and Obata Sake Brewery: https://www.obata-shuzo.com/en/ Find it in Hong Kong through Jebsen
10/06/2017m 56s

Be Inspired! Batonnage Forum Goes Virtual

Did you know that women only represent 10% of winemakers in California?Today, we'll be stirring up the conversation about women in wine.Katie Canfield and Rebecca Johnson  join us today to discuss the upcoming Batonnage Forum taking place on June 16th 2020. What used to be an  annual one-day event originally scheduled to take place in Sonoma, California, is now online for all to join! This is a unique chance to learn, connect and feel inspired with women in the trade. Sessions include ways to support vineyard workers, sessions about color, wine and feminism. Even if you're not in wine or in the F&B space, the conversation still matters, they'll be hosting seminars about finance and discussing ways to move ahead in your career.  In this podcast we’ll be discussing the inspiration behind the Batonnage Forum and this year’s theme: perspective.  Visit them for more information: https://www.batonnageforum.com/ Get your tickets now! 
04/06/2028m 8s

From Cellar Door to Desktop: Improving Your Ecommerce Platform with Commerce 7

When wineries receive customers at their cellar door, they go out of their way to provide a tailored customer experience. With the rise of e-commerce, how can wineries deliver this same experience to customers shopping online?Today we speak with Zach Kamphuis, General Manager of Commerce 7 about improving your customers e-commerce experience.Commerce 7 offers a range of tools such as point of sale system, ecommerce, reservation systems, CRM and even a wine club management system to help wineries create a flawless shopping experience. Want to find out more? Visit their website: https://commerce7.com/Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on insta @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify! 
02/06/2024m 1s

Demystifying Sake with a Sake Samurai

Today, leading Sake expert Timothy Sullivan joins us to discuss the fascinating world of Sake.Timothy is a Sake Samurai, an educator with the Sake School of America, and an SSI International Sake Sommelier. He also founded UrbanSake.com and is the founding president of the American Sake Association.  As well as being the Global Brand Ambassador for Haikkaisan I Brewery, he also shares his knowledge for the beverage through his Sake Revolution podcast. In this episode we’ll be discussing his journey becoming a Sake Samurai and his experience making Sake in Japan. Learn about Sake https://www.urbansake.com More about Haikkaisan Brevery 
29/05/2030m 9s

Turning a New Leaf: Uprise of Single Origin Tea Culture with Alaya Tea

Alaya Tea is a women-owned tea company that sources organic and biodynamic loose-leaf teas directly from people and planet friendly farms in India.Their tea is picked fresh and sent in small batches without preservatives and packaged using biodegradable materials.  Today, we’ll be speaking with co-founders Esha Chhabra and Smita Satiani about the world of tea and what got them started on this journey.Find out more: https://www.alayatea.co/Follow them on Insta @alayateaAbout the host Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Find us on Insta @bottledinchina and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify to listen to the newest podcasts!  
22/05/2032m 42s

A Leap into the Future of Food: Crickets with Kate Stoddard of Orchestra Provisions

We’re taking a leap forward today and discussing crickets and insects as an alternative and sustainable food solutionWe’ve got to ask ourselves: can our current food system successfully carry the weight of an increasing hungry population?Are we limiting ourselves with sourcing protein from only meat and is the what other sustainable protein solutions available?Today we speak with Kate Stoddard, the inspiration behind Orchestra Provisions. With a Master of Science in Nutrition, she created a line of protein-packed seasoning spices made from crickets called Orchestra Provisions . Today, we discuss how entomophagy has the capacity to feed billions sustainably. Find out more: https://www.orchestraprovisions.com/Follow them on Insta @orchestraprovisionsAbout the host Bottled in China brings you into the food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world. Find us on insta @bottledinchina and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify to listen to the newest podcasts!    
19/05/2026m 8s

Data that Drives Sales with Paul Mabray, CEO of Emetry

In today's podcast we'll be discussing data and the importance of measuring what matters.  Paul Mabray, the CEO of Emetry joins us to discuss how wineries can leverage data analytics to better answer questions and understand their consumer.Emetry is analytic software for the wine industry that provides unique insights aimed to drive business revenue and more informed decision making.In this podcast, we discuss what type of data is outdated and which ones are needed to compete in today’s highly fragmented market. Guest Profile:Paul Mabray has been on the forefront of technology innovation for the wine industry for two decades including Wine.com, WineDirect, and VinTank which was acquired by the W2O Group. Vintank has been a continuation of his desire to help revolutionize the wine industry by bridging the gap between wine and the digital world. Paul has been in the wine and spirits industry for over twenty years. He has worked for Napa Ale Works, Niebaum~Coppola, WineShopper/Wine.com and also was the North American Beverage Consultant for Sumitomo Corporation of America from 2002 through 2005. He founded Inertia in 2002 as one of the first major companies established to bridge the barrier between wineries and their customers. A four-time American Wine Blog Awards finalist, he has also been a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, UC Davis and many other symposiums, seminars, blogs, and periodicals for his leadership in the wine industryVisit their website to learn more: https://www.emetry.io/ Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on insta @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!
12/05/2024m 50s

Connecting with consumers during isolation with Randy Ullom & Maggie Curry of Kendall-Jackson Winery

Today we speak with Randy Ullom and Maggie Curry from the Kendall Jackson-Winery team about how COVID-19 is shifting the way we engage with our customers online.Randy Ullom is the Winemaster at Kendall-Jackson Winery and shares his best practices on how to bring the winery experience to your doorstep.We also speak with Maggie Curry, Director of Marketing at Kendall-Jackson Winery about the various online initiatives they’ve implemented during quarantine and her take on current market trends. Find out more: www.jacksonfamilywines.comFollow them on Insta @KJwines   
08/05/2031m 48s

The Rise of Handcrafted Bottled Cocktails with Alexander Petersen of LAIBA Beverages

Laiba is China’s first handcrafted bottled cocktail brand.In today’s podcast, we speak with Alexander Petersen, Co-Founder and CEO of LAIBA Beverages about the untapped potential of bottled cocktails.  We also discuss how COVID-19 has created unimaginable growth and demand across Asia.  Check them out on Instagram @laibabeverages Find out more: https://laibabeverages.com Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on insta @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify! 
05/05/2030m 35s

How Asia is Leading the Alternative Protein Industry with Sonalie Figueiras of Green Queen Media

Have you ever wondered what are the shifting consumer behaviors towards alternative protein in Asia? Today we speak with industry leader and expert Sonalie Figueiras about  plant-based, cultivated and whole food meat, seafood and dairy alternatives in Asia.Sonalie Figueiras is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Green Queen, Hong Kong's largest eco wellness media platform. She is also the Founder and CEO Ekowarehouse, the global sourcing platform for  certified organic products. Find out more at https://www.greenqueen.com.hk/ Or visit their Instagram @greenqueenhkDownload their report The Asia Alternative to Protein Industry Report 2020 -  here Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on insta @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!
03/05/2038m 49s

How COVID-19 is Fueling Online Wine Education with Peter Marks MW

Peter Marks MW is one of America's leading wine educators. He is currently a Partner and Vice President of Education for the Napa Valley Wine Academy.Today, he joins us to discuss his journey becoming a Master of Wine and his tips on what skill sets are needed to become a top wine educator. We also discuss how COVID-19 is fueling  the rise of online wine education. The pandemic has impacted every business and person around the world, yet amidst uncertainty, Napa Valley Wine Academy has committed to support learners through providing a range of online wine programs.  We find out what online programs and support the Napa Valley Wine Academy has on offer during COVID-19.Find out more about Napa Valley Wine Academy by clicking here.Click here to read Peter Marks full bio and contact details.In this podcast I discussed using a useful study APP called Anki.
26/04/2033m 18s

India's Emerging Thirst for Wine with Ruma Singh of Between the Vines

With nearly half a billion people over the legal drinking age of 25, India most certainly seems like an attractive market for wine brands. However, with its high wine taxes and its complicated and fragmented regulatory landscape, India remains a difficult market to enter.Today, Ruma Singh, Wine Writer and Founder of Between the Vines, gives us a glimpse into the Indian market.We discuss the current landscape of wine in India from what styles are popular to what is being made locally. Show Notes:(6:00) Wine taxes & wine prices in India(14:00) Categories of consumers(17:00) Indian Wine: India's domestic productionFollow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on instagram @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify! 
21/04/2030m 25s

Plastic Free Hospitality with Cassia Patel Project Director at Oceanic Global Foundation

Globally, we buy millions of plastic bottles per minute, yet 91% of plastic bottles are not recycled. Today, we speak with Cassia Patel, Program Director at Oceanic Global Foundation about cost effective options to support a plastic free hospitality.Oceanic Global launched The Oceanic Standard, an easy step-by-step guide for restaurants, event spaces, hotels, bars, nightlife venues and more to adopt sustainable practices that empower consumers to make conscious choices while meeting both business and environmental needs.Find out more: https://oceanic.global/who-we-are/ Want to make to make a difference? Download the hospitality report here. Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on insta @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify! 
17/04/2032m 48s

How New Zealand is Leading the Way in Wine Innovation with Charlotte Read & Natalie Potts of NZ Winegrowers

New Zealand is leader in sustainability, low alcohol wines and expressive Sauvignon Blanc, but that's not all! In today's podcast we speak with Charlotte Read, GM of Marketing, and Natalie Potts, Market Manager for Asia at New Zealand Winegrowers about the countries latest innovations. Show notes05:50 -- NZ & Sustainability07:50 -- Low alcohol wines15:00 --  What are China's consumer view on sustainability17:00 -- NZ white wine's performance in China21:00 -- What are NZ Winegrowers doing in China to grow awareness in China and during COVID-19  Learn more about NZ Winegrowers through their website: https://www.nzwine.com/ Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on insta @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify! 
14/04/2024m 25s

Canadian wines & how to grow a strong international brand with Richard Slingerland, VP of Sales at Pillitteri Estates Winery

Pillitteri Estates Winery is a family owned winery in the heart of Niagara, Ontario. They are the world’s largest estate producer of Icewine and the official wine supplier for Team Canada.Pillitteri Estates Winery has been working in the Chinese market since 1999, establishing itself as the world’s premier brand of Icewine.In this podcast we sit down with Richard Slingerland, VP of Sales to discuss all there is to know about Canadian wines. We also discuss the impact of climate change on Icewine and wine production. Richard also shares how the winery came about producing their Reserva Famiglia in a traditional Italian appassimento stye. To conclude, we discuss how to grow you brand abroad and in the Chinese market. Facebook: pillitteriestateswineryTwitter: @pillitteriwinesInstagram: pillitteriwinesTrip Advisor: Pillitteri Estates Winery Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on inst @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify! 
08/04/2037m 24s

CBD: The New Frontier of Food & Beverage with Jamie L. Evans, Author & Founder of Herb Somm

Today we speak to industry expert Jamie L. Evans about the world of cannabis in F&B.In this podcast we break down Jamie’s journey from wine to cannabis and what are the similarities between the two. We also discuss her latest book: The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore The World of Cannabidiol. Jamie Evans is the founder of The Herb Somm, a cannabis blog and lifestyle brand that is focused on the gourmet side of the cannabis industry. She is an educator, event host and producer, and writer specializing in cannabis, CBD, food, recipes, wine, and the canna-culinary world. Get your hands on her book: https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Guide-CBD-Explore-Cannabidiol/dp/1592339263Follow her blog: https://www.theherbsomm.com  Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on instagram @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify! 
03/04/2028m 8s

How hospitality can cope through COVID-19 with Hannah Williams, Beverage Director of Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Hannah Williams is the Beverage Director at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a two star Michelin establishment. As a Certified Sommelier and named one of Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Best New Sommeliers of 2019, Hannah shares her thoughts on what skill sets are needed to become a great Sommelier. With the recent global pandemic of COVID-19, there’s no doubt that hospitality and all businesses are getting hit hard.  In this podcast, we share our tips on how you can use this period of isolation to better your wine knowledge and learn a new skill set. Finally, we discuss emerging trends in the beverage category. Could it be Sake? Georgian Wines? Gluten free beer?Recommended courses to keep busy!-Free online courses from Harvard, MIT and more-Court of Master Sommeliers: Online Deductive Tasting Courses-Virtual WSET & wine courses by Napa Valley Wine Academy  -Leadership & Management Courses via CourseraFollow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on instagram @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify! 
29/03/2040m 53s

Spirited Woman with Molly Troupe, Master Distiller & Partner at Freeland Spirits

Molly Troupe, America’s youngest female master distiller discusses how she found her passion for creating small batch gin and whiskey at Freeland Spirits. Based in Portland, Oregon, Freeland Spirits is one of the very few woman owned and operated distilleries in the US.In this podcast we discuss what steps you can take to find your passion and what it takes to become a Master Distiller. Molly also opens up on how set backs in life, make you stronger and wiser throughout your career. In the final part of the podcast, we find out her view on what might be the next craft spirit to shake up the market. Find out more: https://www.freelandspirits.com Follow Molly’s journey on instagram @whiskey.biscuit  Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on instagram @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!
20/03/2027m 8s

Why the future of wine packaging is no longer glass with Santiago Navarro, CEO & Co-Founder of Garçon Wines

Wine bottles are heavy, spatially inefficient, and generally not made from recycled materials. In fact, the biggest portion of a wine bottle’s carbon footprint is a result of its packaging, not its production or transport. If we are to build a sustainable industry, the vast majority of wine packaging needs to innovate. In this episode we speak with Santiago Navarro, CEO & Co-Founder of Garçon Wines on how they are creating 21st century wine packaging.Garçon Wines is leading a way with a unique flat bottle appearance.The design still retains the traditional features and beauty of a standard wine bottle (a round shape from one angle and a long neck) but are 40% spatially smarter than glass bottles.They are made from recycled PET material which is more lightweight and eco-friendly than glass, and is 100% recyclable after use. Virgin PET bottles generate 77% lower GHG emissions than glass throughout their lifecycle. In fact, CO2 emissions of recycled PET (rPET) were found to be 79% lower than for virgin PET material.Find out more: https://www.garconwines.comInstagram @garconwinesFollow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on instagram @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify! 
15/03/2041m 17s

Crafting your Career Success with Deborah Brenner, Founder & CEO of Women of the Vine & Spirits

As a dynamic and growing segment of the overall alcoholic beverage market, the wine industry attracts a range of talented people yet appears to struggle in cultivating top female talent in middle management and executive positions. Deborah Brenner wants to change that.In this podcast we speak with Deborah Brenner, Founder and CEO of Women of the Vine & Spirits. WOTVS is an organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the wine industry. We discuss how Brenner has assembled a powerhouse array of educational tools, events, and even scholarships to help women advance their careers in the fast-paced and ever-changing field of global wine sales, marketing, and consumption. Visit their website to find out more: https://www.womenofthevine.com/cpages/homeScholarships are now open! Apply here: https://www.womenofthevine.com/foundationFollow them on Instagram @womenofthevineandspirits Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on instagram @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!  
05/03/2037m 6s

Is Sake Made in USA the Next Craft Revolution? With William Stuart, CEO & Brewer of Colorado Sake Co.

Today we discuss making Sake in one of the most unlikely of places.Sake is a Japanese alcoholic beverage made from polished rice. It's a complex and delicate beverage that is making its way in trendy bars and restaurants around the world.William Stuart, CEO & Brewer of Colorado Sake Co. speaks with us on how he had to change Colorado laws to make sake... and history.We discuss how they leverage education to build consumer knowledge and how they've had to localize the taste of Sake to attract new consumers. Make sure to check them out: https://www.coloradosakeco.com/  Connect on Instagram @coloradosakecoFollow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on instagram @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify! 
27/02/2029m 34s

The Wine Bible: Preaching Wine with Karen MacNeil

Karen MacNeil is one of the most celebrated personalities in wine. She is the author of the best-selling wine book: The Wine Bible, which has sold over one million copies. She is the only American to receive all major wine awards given in the English language. TIME Magazine called Karen “America’s Missionary of the Vine” and she also received an Emmy for her PBS television series Wine, Food and Friends. In today’s podcast we sit down to discuss her journey creating one of wine writing’s most pivotal pieces. She also shares her thoughts on the future of wine communication. With The Wine Bible freshly translated into Chinese, we also discuss her adventures in Asia.Find The Wine Bible in Chinese: https://item.jd.com/12576760.htmlSign up for her newsletter at https://winespeed.comVisit her Instagram  @KarenmacneilcoFind out more about her events and tours at https://www.karenmacneil.comFollow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on instagram @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!  
21/02/2023m 35s

China's First Master of Wine: A Conversation with Gus Jian Zhu MW

In 2019, Gus Jian Zhu earned the prestigious title of Master of Wine (MW) making him the first Chinese national to earn the title. With only 389 members around the world, the MW is one of the most rigorous examinations in wine. In fact, he passed all the exams on his first attempt!Gus is a wine educator and holds a  Master of Science in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis. Today, he helps those interested in pursuing wine certificates with with a tactful approach.  In this podcast we discuss his journey in wine and unravel what it takes to become a Master of Wine. Find out more: https://guszhu.com/Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on instagram @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify! 
11/02/2033m 11s

When wine retail meets e-commerce with Claudia Masueger, CEO & Founder of CHEERS Wines

Claudia Masueger encapsulates the energy needed to thrive in wine retail in China. Originally from Switzerland, Masueger came to China in 2008 with little more than suitcases full of wine to discover if the Chinese market was interested in wine. Today, CHEERS Wines has over forty locations across China. In today’s podcast, we sit down with Claudia to discover her inspiring journey in the industry. She shares insights on how China is becoming an experience economy. We also discuss the importance of e-commerce in China and how both online and in-store are key to healthy wine sales. Learn more about CHEERS Wines: https://www.cheers-wines.com/ Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on instagram @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!  
19/01/2024m 53s

Craft & Cool Climate Wines in China with Campbell Thompson, Founder of The Wine Republic

Today we sit down to discuss two very different wine making countries: Australian and Austrian.  Campell Thompson is the Founder of The Wine Republic and one of the pioneers of cool climate and craft wines into China. He started importing Pinot Noir from Yarra at a time when the market was only focused on big and bold Barossa Shiraz. He was also one of the first to import Austrian wines in China, a small and relatively unknown region with plenty of high quality and delicious wines. Get in touch with Campbell: http://www.thewinerepublic.com 
23/12/1936m 41s

Radical Winemaking with Sasa Radikon

Today we speak to cult status producer Sasa Radikon. Based in Friuli Italy, Sasa’s family was the region’s pioneer of “orange” wines. Today, Sasa joins us to demystify natural wines, how it’s made and how to serve them.Orange wine is simply white wine made using a red wine method. This means that the white grape skins are used during the winemaking process to extract aromas, flavours and texture. The result is an orange coloured wine with full of flavours!Radikon is a pioneer of the natural wine movement in Italy. It’s also recognized as the pinnacle of orange wines, a radical winemaking style that his family has perfected after 25 years of winemaking history. Find more about Radikon Wines at: https://www.radikon.it/en/Want to try it in China? Reach out to the team at Zefiro-GSL (https://www.zefiro-group.com/intro_eng.html)Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on instagram @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!  
04/12/1926m 50s

Breaking Down the Baijiu Barrier with Bill Isler, CEO of Ming River Baijiu

Baijiu is the most sold spirit in the world, yet people typically don’t know much about it outside China. On today’s podcast we sit down with William Isler, CEO of Ming River Baijiu to discuss China’s flagship spirit. Isler shares his story on how we fell in love with Baijiu and how it prompt him to open one of the most famous Baijiu bars in China: Capital Spirits. We also discuss the creation of Ming River and how it’s paving the way for Baijiu in America and Europe. Finally, we also break down how Baijiu is consumed and purchased around the world.Ming River is the original Sichuan Baijiu produced by Luzhou Laojiao Distillery.Ming River is an exclusive Baijiu crafted by bartenders and sold outside of Mainland China to markets like Europe, America and Asia. Make sure to check out their website to find out how to make the perfect Baijiu cocktail. More info: https://mingriver.comFollow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on inst @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!  
22/11/1930m 43s

Spreading Goodness with Katie Tarrant, Co-Founder of NAKED Nut Butters

Today we talk about your favorite spread: nut butter, but also how NAKED Nut Butters is spreading support to local communities.In 2016, Founders Katie Tarrant and Meredith Sides turned an obsession into a business. They created high-quality nut butter that not only tastes great but supports the local community. They work alongside a Chinese NGO called Paradise Foundation backed by Alibaba's CEO Jack Ma. This NGO assists farmers in local areas to grow peanuts ecologically, provides high quality living conditions and supports higher wages.Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on inst @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!  
17/11/1918m 14s

South African Wines Unearthed with Marcus Ford of Wines of South Africa

CALLING ALL WINE LOVERS!South African wines are more exciting than ever.In today’s podcast we sit down with Marcus Ford, Asia Market Manager of Wines of South Africa to discuss all there’s to know about SA wines.Working in the wine trade in Shanghai for since 1999, Ford started off as a Sommelier at M on the Bund and then Co-Founded fine wine retailer Pudao Wines.Today, we sit down to discuss misperceptions of South Africa wines and break down the countries’ most upcoming regions. We also discuss what exciting varietals to keep an eye one and why you should switch your Chardonnay for  Chenin Blanc.Find more resources here: https://www.wosa.co.za/home/Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on inst @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!  
07/11/1931m 38s

China's First Cultivated Meat Technology with Carrie Chan, Co-Founder of Avant Meats

“I just had to do something,” said Carrie Chan, co-founder of Avant Meat, a company devoted to the development of cultured meat in Hong Kong.Today we speak with Carrie Chan, Co-Founder of Avant Meat, China's first-ever cultured meat technology company. founded in 2018, alongside Dr. Mario Chin, they chose to produce fish, fish fillets, and especially fish maw for their business model. Fish maw is essentially the swimming bladder large fish use to navigate, a vital organ made of a single type of cell. It’s considered a delicacy but has many applications in the Asian kitchen. It's a real opportunity to make cheap cell-grown meat fast, and economically viable. Reach out at : https://www.avantmeats.com/ Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on inst @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!
23/10/1925m 10s

China’s Growing Oyster Obsession with Rudy Guo, Executive Director of Oysterliscious

Today we sit down with Rudy Guo, Executive Director of Oysterliscious Group in Shanghai. We discuss his journey in the F&B industry and the growing obsession of oysters in Asia. Based in Shanghai for over eleven years, Rudy Guo shares with us how a simple fast food from Qing Dynasty now fetches hundreds of RMB for his top oyster. Today, we discuss how oysters are traditionally consumed  in China. We also discover hi favorite wine and beer oyster pairings. Make sure to check out his restaurants if you’re in town! C Pearl Shanghai:Wechat: cpearlshanghaiPhone: 021-50391597Century Link Mall, 5/F, Room 008, near Weifang Lu世纪大道1192号世纪汇广场5楼008室, 近潍坊路C Pearl Beijing:Wechat: cpearlbeijing55Phone: 010-57245886Yanshaqiao, Xinyuan Jie, Shunyuanli, Bldg 14, Room 14-2, near Xinyuan Nan Lu, Beijing, China,+86 010 5724 5886中国北京, 燕莎桥新源街顺源里14号楼14-2号, 近新源南路Osteria:Wechat: osteriaoysterPhone 联系电话: 02162568998226 Jinxian Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu, Shanghai, China中国上海, 进贤路226号, 近陕西南路Plump Oyster:Wechat: ThePlumpOysterBarPhone 联系电话: 021-54183175Lane 169, Jianguo Middle Road, Tianzifang 3/F, Room 301建国中路169号田子坊3喽301室, 近瑞金二路Dayi HotPot:WeChat: dagulu418Phone 联系电话: 021-53099819No.418 Dagu Lu, Jing’an District静安区大沽路418号大一海鲜火锅料理Yazu:Wechat: YakuShanghai2019Phone 联系电话: 19901742629165 Yude Lu, 1/F, Unit 05, near Zhongcao Lu中国上海, 裕德路165号1F-05,近中漕路Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!    
29/09/1936m 0s

Zamora Company, a global recipe for success with CEO Emilio Restoy Cabrera

Emilio Restoy Cabrera, is CEO of a value-oriented wine and spirits conglomerate: Zamora Company. The Spanish Chemical Engineer, Marketing Expert, and MBA has climbed the corporate ladder of his own family business. He is the third generation running the business. After overseeing domestic sales, marketing, and international accounts, Emilio carries the company on his shoulders. Zamora grew 17% last year and it hasn’t slowed down a bit; on the contrary, it’s blazing the market with full force. So, what’s the secret of running a global company successfully? “Our industry is very much about two things,” says Emilio, “The brands and the people. Family company values reflect that very much, it’s about caring for people, an obsession in quality, and a long-term view.” For more info visit Zamora Company: https://zamoracompany.com/en/ Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!
03/09/1933m 27s

Caffein Reinvented with Daniel de Smeth of Highlite

Mate is a traditional South American caffeinated drink that rose in popularity in Germany under the name Yerba-Mate. Today, Daniel de Smeth is bringing his favourite drink to Asia. In this podcast we discuss what exactly is Mate and how it sparked a revolution in the Berlin club and startup scene. We also discuss how his new product: Highlite got started. Find Highlite at selected restaurants across Shanghai Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify!
29/08/1930m 38s

China's Wine Market, Then & Now with Wine Expert Dan Siebers

Dan Siebers is an accomplished sommelier and China market expert. He’s been in the industry since the late 1990s and has seen it all. Dan has seen the market shift at a spectacular pace, which has given him a very local and up-close perspective on the market, its past, its present, and the future of wine in China. In this podcast we discuss the market evolution, what beverage trends millenials are setting and what the ultra premium wine consumer is going after. You'd be suprised, it's no longer Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)! Want to know more about Cult Wines and wine investments? Reach out to Dan via Linkedin @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-siebers-1a17bb14/ Make sure to check the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify!
15/08/1949m 47s

Never Bet Against Pizza with Alex Cree, Cofounder of Baozza

First launched in Beijing and now in Shanghai, Baozza is becoming a hot trend. It's the perfect example of assimilation of cultures. Baozza is still a very traditional bao, made with great care to preserve its characteristic softness and fluffy texture. The pizza stuffing is also traditional because Alex uses imported Italian tomatoes and mozzarella to achieve the universal, beloved pizza flavor. “China doesn’t really have the dollar slice; it generally hasn’t been a really successful category,” Alex says. Baozza is looking to be a new category and even a substitute for pizza for some people. While some would see this as pushing boundaries just remember, never bet against Pizza! Check them out at www.baozza.com or reach out on WeChat at baozza, Instagram @baozza and Facebook at www.facebook.com/baozza You can finally find them at CityShop in Shanghai so you can ensure you have some stock at the office in case you have any immediate pizza cravings! Chek out their shop in Shanghai: B1, Pacific Fresh City Mall, 199 Songhu Lu, near Zhengmin Lu, Yangpu district / 杨浦区淞沪路199号太平洋森活天地B1, 近政民路 Make sure to check the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify!
28/07/1935m 59s

Booming Australian Wines in China with David Lucas Regional GM of North Asia

In the last few weeks, Australian wines have officially taken over France as China's most imported country by volume. This might come as no surprise for those living in China who've witnessed the effort of Australian wine producers paving the way and a strong marketing campaign lead by Wine Australia. Today we sit down with Wine Australia's Regional General Manager of North Asia, David Lucas to hear how Australian wines have quickly gained appreciation in China. With over 17 years in the beverage business in Asia, David is combining his experience as VP of Sales with a deep understanding of China to support producers understand this new market. In this podcast, we deep dive into winning strategies several Australian wineries have implemented in China. We also find out what type of activities Wine Australia have organized for local tier markets. Finally, we find out if private labels for China are really as successful as they're made out to be. Visit the Wine Australia website to find an abundance of resources and trade insights @ https://www.wineaustralia.com/ Make sure to read the full story and follow up on your favorite stories on https://www.bottledinchina.com/ Follow us on Instagram @bottle.in.china If you liked the podcast make sure to subscribe and leave a comment!Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken, our Editor Jeff and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
02/07/1944m 54s

What is China's Future Flagship Grape? With Julien Bouldard MW , Director of Zhulian Wine Consulting

“Who wants to try, honestly, Chinese Cabernet Sauvignon? But what about Chinese Marselan? I think there’s something here, an opportunity.” Today we sit down with Julien Boulard, a China based wine educator, Master of Wine Candidate and Director of Zhulian Wine Consulting. In this episode we discuss everything you need to know about Chinese wines from key regions, why Chinese wines are priced so high and what could be the future of Marselan in China. Marselan is the new hot variety in China right now, it’s a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. The grape variety didn’t work well in France; it gave low yields, although high-quality grapes but today it’s finding its foothold in China. Get in touch with Julien and his team on Facebook at Zhulian Wines Make sure to read the full story and follow up on your favorite stories on https://www.bottledinchina.com/ Follow us on Instagram @bottle.in.china If you liked the podcast make sure to subscribe and leave a comment! Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken, our Editor Jeff and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
16/05/1929m 55s

Dragons and Gin with Daniel Brooker, Owner & Maker of Dragon's Blood Gin

Dragons are real and they come from Inner Mongolia. Today we speak with Daniel Brooker, Owner and Maker of Dragon's Blood, a gin produced in Chifeng in Inner Mongolia. With two distinct creations just released on the market, he’s taking his approach as a Chef and blending it into the world as a master distiller. In this episode we discuss the name behind Dragon's Blood, how it all got started and his unique approach to distilling. He sources Dragon's Blood unique set of ingredients: wild juniper, Mongolian mountain pepper, and organic Yunnan golden roses, many of these, sourced straight from his farm. Daniel has a small on-site orchard, and he grows most of the ingredients that go into his still, making his creation one of the most handcrafted gins in the market. Get in touch with Daniel on wechat @Danielbrooker Twitter: @DragonsBloodGin Instagram: @dragonsbloodgin Feel free to send him an email at dragonblood@qq.com Make sure to read the full story and follow up on your favorite stories on https://www.bottledinchina.com/ Follow us on Instagram @bottle.in.china If you liked the podcast make sure to subscribe and leave a comment! Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken, our Editor Jeff and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
06/05/1926m 20s

Turning Used Cooking Oil into Biofuel with Liu Shutong, Founder of MotionEco

A messy problem with a green solution. In today's podcast we sit down with CEO of MotionEco, Shu Tong about how his company sources used cooking oil in China and converts into biodiesel. This is the core issue: China has lots of food waste. It includes massive amounts of used cooking oil. The oil is often collected illegally and traded unethically, sometimes returning to the restaurants through a shady black market. MotionEco offers a legal, ethical and sustainable alternative to waste cooking oil management. Today, we sit down to discuss the efficiency of biofuel, how MotionEco is looking to disrupted the local biodiesel market and its future in China. Yo can find more information here: http://www.motioneco.com/ Read the newest stories and visit us at https://www.bottledinchina.com/ Thanks for listening!
11/03/1925m 40s

The Green Coffee Revolution with Lewis Harding, CEO of Coffee Exchange

In today's episode we sit down with Lewis Harding, CEO of Coffee Exchange to discuss one of our favorite beverages, coffee. Coffee Exchange is a marketplace that connects, often isolated producers, with eager buyers and roasters in China. Currently based in Shanghai, Lewis spent 10 years in finance and entrepreneurship before finding his true calling in his morning cup. In this podcast we discuss how Coffee Exchange all got started and what the Chinese coffee scene is really like. Find out more: https://coffee.exchange/en/ Read the stories and visit us at https://www.bottledinchina.com/
04/03/1923m 52s

Washington Wine Legend Bob Betz Master of Wine

Today we sit down with Bob Betz, Master of Wine, Consulting Winemaker and Founder of Betz Family Winery to discuss his journey and Washington State wines. Bob has played A leading role in Washington's wine industry for the last +40 vintages. Mr. Betz is without a doubt part of Washington wine’s history, and his journey has allowed him to work side by side with other greats of American wine history. André Tchelistcheff described by Mr. Betz as “The single most seminal figure in American wine production” was a consultant for Chateau Ste. Michelle, where Mr. Betz worked for 28 years. Now Mr. Betz is a consultant himself for Col Solare, a partnership between Ste. Michelle and famed Italian producer Antinori where he continues to showcase the potential of Washington wines. Find out more: https://www.colsolare.com/winery/visit_bottega Follow the latest stories and podcasts : https://www.bottledinchina.com
27/02/1920m 0s

The Spirited Future of Port in Asia with Jorge Nunes, Winemaker/ APAC Market Manager for Symington Family Estates

The Spirited Future of Port in Asia with Jorge Nunes, Winemaker/APAC Market Manager for Symington Family Estates Watch out everyone, Port is no longer for your grandparent’s generation. Listen in to learn how Port is being embarked and reborn in Asia as the best value for your money. This sweet and rich fortified wine from Portugal is driving unprecedented growth in Asia. Today we sit down with Jorge Nunes the APAC Market Manager for Symington Family Estates to discuss everything about Port! We dive into its traditional production method, how to properly enjoy a glass and what’s the market like in APAC. Originally from Portugal, Jorge followed his family into the wine trade and pursued a career in winemaking where he had an opportunity to work with one of the most famous Port Estates: Symington. Now based in Hong Kong, he travels Asia Pacific to represent Symington Family Estate, sharing his passion for Port across Asia. In this podcast we discuss the tradition of Port production and where Fortified wines and Portuguese wines are headed. We also discuss why Port is considered one of the best value for money wines by critics and Jorge shares with us some tips and suggestions on selecting and enjoying Port. For more information about Symington click here: https://www.symington.com/ To find out more about Bottled in China, check us out at the website below and stay tuned via iTunes and Spotify. https://www.bottledinchina.com Thank you for listening!
13/02/1933m 27s

Food for Thought: Food Waste in China with June Zhang of Collective Responsibility

Food waste is a heated topic around the world but especially in China. We always hear stories about illegally sold restaurant waste reused for it's cooking oil or thousands of tons of food scraps wasted each day in big cities like Shanghai and Beijing. But what is actually happening in the food recycling ecosystem in China? In today’s podcast we sit down with June Zhang from Collective Responsibility to discuss her findings about what’s actually happening in China’s recycling system. Download her full report here: https://www.coresponsibility.com/report/shanghai-food-waste-management/ Visit our website to read our stories and hear more great podcasts : https://www.bottledinchina.com
28/01/1928m 39s

China's Bubbling Champagne Market with Edouard Duval, CEO of EMW

Champagne is a growing category around the world, but do we see the same trend in China? In this episode we explore the current situation of Champagne with Edouard Duval, CEO of East Meets West Fine Wines. Part of the Duval-Leroy Champagne House, Edouard shares some of his experiences and thoughts about the Champagne industry and the ever-changing role of the importer/distributor model in China. After 15 years of running a successful beverage distribution business in China, Edouard joins us to discuss how it all got started. EMW is one of the leading fine wine distributors in China focused on family owned wineries. They represent over 80 brands with some of the world's top producers such as Vietti, Silver Oak, Emilio Moro, Paul Jaboulet Aine and so many more. With years of experience developing top brands in China, we look forward to sharing Edouard's insights with you in today's podcast! Visit their website: https://www.emw-wines.com/ About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is passionate about food, wine, spirits and beer. So much, that she holds certificates from Cordon Bleu, CMS, WSET and UCD. Based in Shanghai, China for the last seven-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education for Asia & MEIA at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting Bottled in China podcast, Emilie is a certified Wine Educator and the Official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Read the stories and listen to the podcast: https://www.bottledinchina.com/
13/12/1833m 15s

Beyond a wine magazine, the future of Decanter with John Stimpfig, Content Director of Decanter Magazine

Decanter Wine Magazine is one of the leading wine publications focused on lifestyle, industry insights, regional profiles and authoritative wine reviews. Founded in 1975, Decanter is the oldest wine publication in circulation in the UK. Today, Decanter grows its footprint around the world with its widely anticipated yearly consumer tasting and masterclasses during the Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter. In this podcast we're joined with award winning wine writer and Content Director at Decanter Magazine, John Stimpfig. We sit down with John to discuss everything from their Shanghai events, Chinese wines in the UK, global warming and even some tips on where to start if you want to become a wine writer. Do you love wine? Make sure to visit their website at https://www.decanter.com/ Find more about this years Fine Wine Encounter in China here: http://www.decantershanghai.com/en/ If you're based in China, you can get up to date wine information and quizzes here: https://www.decanterchina.com/zh/ Special thank you to Sylvia Wu, Web Editor for helpingorganizing this podcast, and of course, thank you for listening!! About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is passionate about food, wine, spirits and beer. So much, that she holds certificates from Cordon Bleu, CMS, WSET and UCD. Based in Shanghai, China for the last seven-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education for Asia & MEIA at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting Bottled in China podcast, Emilie is a certified wine educator and the Official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Read the stories and listen to the podcast: https://www.bottledinchina.com/ Special thank you to Sylvia Wu, Head of Content for China for organizing this podcast, and of course, thank you for listening!!
29/11/1826m 53s

The Power of Grit and Mentorship with Elyse Lambert MS

Elyse Lambert MS is one of the most respected female sommeliers in the world. Based in Montreal, Quebec, she earned the title of Master Sommelier in 2015. Elyse has her own radio program on Radio Canada, winner of numerous sommelier competitions across the world and is a featured columnist in various wine publications. There’s certainly no slowing down for her. In this podcast we speak with Elyse about her path to success, the power or grit and the importance of mentorship. We also discuss what it takes to make an award winning wine lists, what she thinks about natural wine and her favorite Canadian wine! If you've seen the movie Somm, then we've all whitnessed the hardship and intensive studies one has to go through to be crowned a Master Sommelier. It took Elyse six years to pass the MS exams but determination got her past hurdles and finally passing the exams. In an inspiring conversation we find out what to look for in a mentor and what it really takes to succeed as an MS. For more information visit: http://elyselambert.com/
15/11/1826m 16s

BIG Possibilities for Canadian Wines with Jakub Lipinski of Big Head Wines

Does Canada only produce Icewine? Recognized for its cold winters and cool climate wines, we discuss where this young winemaking country is headed. Today, we speak with Niagara based boutique wine producer Jakub Lipinski of Big Head Wines about the diversity of Canadian wines. In this episode we talk about the founding and development of Canadian wines in the international scene and his experience when touring China during a wine show. We discover how Big Head wines got it's start and how it makes excellent wine from a place not often thought of in the international stage. If exploring great wines around the world is your passion check out this podcast. Enjoy! For more information visit Big Head Wines https://bigheadwines.ca
18/10/1826m 37s

Wholesome Living in China with Frank Steffen, Founder of Pure & Whole

The idea of pure, unprocess food feels like an unrealistic concept for us in China. Frank Steffen is known as the pioneer of the vegetarian movement in Shanghai. Over eight years ago He founded Pure & Whole, formally Kush, and has since opened up several restaurants focused on plant based dishes. In this episode we discuss how he grew out of one of the lowest points of his life through mindfulness, healthy eating yoga and coaching. We also dicuss his thoughts on healthy eating in China and if the vegan revolution will ever pick up in this meat loving country. Find out more about the dishes and philosophy: http://www.pureandwhole.com/ Locations: Shanghai Center, 1/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu, 南京西路1376号104座, 近西康路 & B1/F, Kerry Parkside, No. 1378 Huamu Road, Shanghai 201204, China. About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is based in Shanghai, China for seven years. She is currently the Head of Education for Asia at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting this foodie podcast, Emilie is a wine educator and the official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Her background includes a degree in Gastronomy from Cordon Bleu & Universite de Reims in France, a Wine Business Degree from NC in Canada and WSET Diploma holder. Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken, our Editor Jeff and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
03/10/1828m 8s

Chilean Wine is WOWing in the China Market, with Julio Alonso, Director of Wines of Chile Asia

China is Chile's largest market for wine, through 2016-2017, overall imports into China grew 26%. Today, we sit down with the Director of Wines of Chile Asia, Julio Alonso, to discuss what makes Chilean producing regions different through the lens of poetry, food pairing, and art. Previously Julio was a lawyer working with the Ministry of Economy in Chile helping to pass law trades before being selected as the Trade Commissioner of Chile in Shanghai. Seeing the opportunity to grow the recognition of Chilean wine, he established the Asia office for Wines of Chile in China and lead numerous wine campaigns, programs, and consumer activities across China. In this podcast we look at how Chile is recognized as the land of innovation, sustainability, purity and diversity. Find out more by following Wechat and their Weibo @ 智利葡萄酒协会 // Instagram: dinkchile // Facebook & Website: http://www.winesofchile.org/ About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is based in Shanghai, China for the last six-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education for Asia & MEIA at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting this foodie podcast, Emilie is a certified wine educator and the official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com
12/09/1833m 49s

Building that Burger Empire with Charles Zeng, Founder & CEO of Charlie's Hospitality Group

Charles Zeng could be the burger mayor of Shanghai. He currently owns five Charlie’s Burger restaurants in the city and consistently serves up some of the most legit burgers, shakes, and now gourmet Jianbing — an early morning local favourite. Originally from NY, Charles got hooked on the vibrancy and energy of Shanghai. Like many, he thought that opening his own restaurant should be easy enough, and opened Piro nearly seven years ago. In today’s podcast, we discuss Charles’ journey and his tips on navigating the F&B scene in China. We also get to talking about some of his wackier creations, like gourmet dog treats (which he swears are delicious) and truffle Jianbing. All of that and more in today's podcast! Follow their Wechat account for more: CharliesBTS Have a taste @ one if their many locations: 89 Changshu Lu,near Changle Lu 常熟路89号, 近长乐路 // Jing'an Kerry Centre, Suite B1-11, South Phase, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu. 静安嘉里中心, 南京西路1515号南区B1-11, 近常德路. //
05/09/1825m 22s

All about drinks with Theo Watt Founder of DRiNK Magazine & Thirsty Work Productions

DRiNK Magazine is arguably the industry's insider view into the leading bars, personalities and hotspots in Asia. Today, we discuss with Theo Watt, Founder of Thirsty Work Production & DRiNK Magazine about his journey, DRiNK Magazine Bar Awards, Baijiu and how a trip to Sri Lanka sparked a new idea to help bring the DRiNK community together. To find out more visit their website: http://www.drinkmagazine.asia/ About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is based in Shanghai, China for the last six-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education for Asia & MEA at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting this foodie podcast, Emilie is a wine educator and the official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com
23/08/1847m 14s

An APP for your Appetite with Stone Shi, Founder & CEO of Bon APP!

If you don't already know, China is a foodie nation. With so many various local cuisines and now, international restaurants opening up in tier one cities, there's enough selection to keep us constantly busy. But how can we navigate the thousands of restaurants in Shanghai alone? Today, we speak to Stone Shi, Founder & CEO of Bon APP!, an APP that helps you discover great restaurants with dining suggestions to over 13 cities in China. With nearly 1 million downloads and an active foodie community of restaurant reviewers, we sit down to discuss how Stone created Bon App!, the dynamics of the food delivery systems in China and their new strategy moving forward. You can find out more on their website: www.bonapp.net/ About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is based in Shanghai, China for the last six-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education for Asia & MEA at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting this foodie podcast, Emilie is a wine educator and the official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Her background includes a degree in Gastronomy from Cordon Bleu & Universite de Reims in France, a Wine Business Degree from NC in Canada. Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com
12/08/1826m 23s

What's Brewing with Paul Gelinas, VP & General Manager, China at Stone Brewing

Beer lovers rejoice! Stone Brewing is opening up their very own taproom and promising to deliver China the freshest craft beer straight from America. Voted twice by readers of Beer Advocate as the #1 "All Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth", Stone Brewing wants to make sure you get the real deal. In this podcast we sit down with Paul Gelinas, VP & General Manager at Stone Brewing, to discuss all things beer. Get the latest updates by following their official Wechat account: StoneBrewing. Make sure to visit their taproom @ 1107 YuYuan Lu, near JiangSu Lu, Changnin District, Shanghai. Reservations can be made on Chope or by calling 021-6226-2510 Official website: https://www.stonebrewing.com/ About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is based in Shanghai, China for the last six-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education for Asia & MEA at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting this foodie podcast, Emilie is a wine educator and the official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Her background includes a degree in Gastronomy from Cordon Bleu & Universite de Reims in France, a Wine Business Degree from NC in Canada. Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com
19/07/1829m 10s

Can Blockchain Solve Fake Goods Entering the Market? With Billy Chan from DropChain

If you live in China you usually ask yourself: is this milk real? Is this wine a copy? Is this vegetable really organic? Billy Chan, Founder of DropChain hopes that blockchain innovation will set us in the right direction by providing a more transparent food and beverage supply network. He believes that tracking where your consumable goods comes from through downstream engagement and gamification is the way of the future. Born and raised in Vancouver, Billy Chan was drawn to China after a trip in 2010. After working for Microsoft and then starting a beverage distribution startup, he saw the potential that blockchain could bring to help reduce fake or untraceable goods that make their way to our dinner tables. As Billy likes to say, DropChain is "traceability beyond farm to fork". You can find out more about DropChain through their website: www.dropchainproject.com WeChat Group: DropChainDropChain About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is based in Shanghai, China for the last six-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education for Asia & MEA at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting this foodie podcast, Emilie is a wine educator and the official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Her background includes a degree in Gastronomy from Cordon Bleu & Universite de Reims in France, a Wine Business Degree from NC in Canada. Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken, our Editor Jeff and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
12/07/1837m 43s

Italian Wine in China with Simone Incontro Simone Incontro, the GM of Greater China for Veronafiere/Vinitaly

Italy is one of the epicenters of gastronomy, luxury goods, and needless to say, great wine! But while the French have enjoyed massive success in the China market, what about Italy? In this recording, we're joined with Simone Incontro, the General Manager of Greater China for Veronafiere/Vinitaly. In this podcast, we discuss what Vinitaly has done to raise awareness of Italian wines in China from building top training programs with Ian D'Agata, Stevie Kim and the Vinitaly International Academy, to bringing producers together at expo’s and spreading the word one taste at a time. Vinitaly and Vinitaly International bridge together Italian wine producers with key players in various markets. They host some of the most recognized large scale events, expos and trainings around the world from Verona, Italy to Chengdu, China. You can find out more about them at: www.vinitaly.com About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is based in Shanghai, China for the last six-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education for Asia at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting this foodie podcast, Emilie is a wine educator and the official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Her background includes a degree in Gastronomy from Cordon Bleu & Universite de Reims in France, a Wine Business Degree from NC in Canada and she is currently a Master of Wine Candidate. Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken, our Editor Jeff and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
08/05/1834m 21s

F&B Sustainability in China? Interview with Jonathan Cruysberghs, Co-Founder of Feibao

The World Bank reported that China is set to produce twice as much waste as the US by 2030, and we ask ourselves: where will that all end up? Today, I'm joined with Jonathan Cruysberghs, Co-Founder of Feibao to discuss waste recycling in China and what we can do to help out. Feibao is a passion project that he co-founded in Shanghai in 2016 with Clement Saint Ellier. It links the waste we want to recycle with someone in the city who picks it up and will dispose or reuse it. It offers bins and containers for waste storage to offices, schools and compounds. Feibao has gained traction in Shanghai as it serves a dual purpose, while it is environmentally friendly, it also connects local collectors to a new income stream. In this episode, we discuss how Feibao is actively helping the F&B community in Shanghai and changing the waste management landscape one step at a time. If you're interested in learning more visit their website: http://www.feibaowaste.com/ Be part of the change by recommending F&B outlets to their WeChat: FeibaoWaste About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is based in Shanghai, China for the last six-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education for Asia at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting this foodie podcast, Emilie is a wine educator and the official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Her background includes a degree in Gastronomy from Cordon Bleu & Universite de Reims in France, a Wine Business Degree from NC in Canada and she is currently a Master of Wine Candidate. Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken, our Editor Jeff and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
01/05/1830m 50s

When Personality & Passion Combine, we get Mixologist Extraordinaire Chris Lowder

When personality and passion combine, we get the extraordinaire Chris Lowder! Lowder is the bar legend who set out to compile a cocktail book of 173 of your favorite drinks and shared it online for absolutely FREE! From New York, Seoul and now Shanghai, he joins us to discuss his adventures in the cocktail industry. Originally from Baltimore, Chris has worked in some of the most recognized cocktail establishments all over the world. He now brings his know-how and passion to Shanghai with Proof & Company to better the mixology industry in China and raise appreciation of craft spirits and fine drinking. For more information, or to keep up with Chris Lowder’s travels and projects, follow him on Insta: @getlowdernow @proofandcompany About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is based in Shanghai, China for the last six-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education for North Asia at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting this foodie podcast, Emilie is a wine educator and the official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Her background includes a degree in Gastronomy from Cordon Bleu & Universite de Reims in France, a Wine Business Degree from NC in Canada. Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken, our Editor Jeff and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
16/04/1830m 12s

Discussing Shanghai's First Gin Distillery with Joseph Judd from Peddlers Gin Company

In 2016, three friends got together and decided to create Shanghai's first ever premium Gin. They did so by creating a brand that stays true to Shanghai and selecting ingredients that reflect China's unique spices, herbs, and fruits. A final blend of 11 different botanicals such as the numbing and surprisingly unique spice to Chengdu: Mala, and the more obscured citrus fruit: Buddha's Hand formed the unique base for Peddlers Gin Company. In today's episode, we are joined by Joseph Judd, Co-Founder & Head of Brand at Peddlers Gin Company. We discuss how it all got started, the inspiration for the brand and what's next for Shanghai's first Gin brand. To find out more information about Peddler Gin Company, click here: http://peddlersgin.com Follow them on WeChat: peddlersgin About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is based in Shanghai, China for the last six-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education and US Brand Ambassador for North Asia at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting this foodie podcast, Emilie is a wine judge at Wine 100 and the official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Her background includes a degree in Gastronomy from Cordon Bleu & Universite de Reims in France, a Wine Business Degree from NC in Canada and she is currently a Master of Wine Candidate. Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken, our Editor Jeff and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
21/02/1828m 45s

China's Beverage Guru Ian Ford, Summergate Co-Founder and Founder at Lightkeeper Studio

With over 25 years of wine development in China, Ian Ford joins us today share his adventures, insights, and expertise in the food and beverage scene. Ian has influenced and witnessed one of the largest shifts in wine consumerism in the word. In this podcast, we discuss the rapid appreciation of wine in China. Furthermore, Ian shares with us his tips on succeeding and navigating the Chinese market. And finally, we dive into everything from sparkling water, coffee, coconut water and even bagels! In 1999, Ian Ford co-founded Summergate, a recognized drinks importer, marketer, and distributor of wine, water, and spirits. In 2009, he set up wine retail shops in Beijing and Shanghai named Pudao Wines. Today he is the founder and CEO of Lightkeeper Studio, which aims to partner with entrepreneurs to provide guidance from his years of conquering China's beverage market. To get in touch with Ian Ford email him @ ian.ford@lightkeeperstudio.com To find out more information about where to get great wines in Mainland China like Penfolds, CYT, and many others click here: http://www.summergate.com/en/home.aspx https://www.pudaowines.com/ About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is based in Shanghai, China for the last six-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education and US Brand Ambassador for North Asia at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting this foodie podcast, Emilie is a wine judge at Wine 100 and the official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Her background includes a degree in Gastronomy from Cordon Bleu & Universite de Reims in France, a Wine Business Degree from NC in Canada and she is currently a Master of Wine Candidate. Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken, our Editor Jeff and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
27/12/1735m 42s

Serving Inspiration with Koen Vessies, Executive Chef of El Willy F&B Group

Have you wondered how Chefs gain their inspiration? In this podcast, we talk with Koen Vessies, Executive Chef of El Willy F&B Group about his travel abroad and how he finds inspiration in the kitchen. Open up any menu at any restaurant part of the El Willy F&B Group and you'll always find innovating dishes and a surprising combination of flavors. Make sure to enjoy some sexy food at any of their locations around the world: http://www.elwillygroup.com/ Taste some El Willy food created by Chef Koen himself at their flagship establishment located at Zhongshan Dong Er Lu (South Bund 22), 5/F 上海市东湖路22号上海大班商务中心 About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is based in Shanghai, China for the last six-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education and US Brand Ambassador for North Asia at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting this foodie podcast, Emilie is a wine judge at Wine 100 and the official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Her background includes a degree in Gastronomy from Cordon Bleu & Universite de Reims in France, a Wine Business Degree from NC in Canada and she is currently a Master of Wine Candidate. Questions & comments? Reach out to us at emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com
22/11/1734m 21s

Hot Pot and Californian Wine? With Christopher Beros of California Wine Institute

Expert wine market insight and unexpected wine pairing advice with tricky dishes in today's episode with Christopher Beros the Asia Director of California Wine Institute. In this podcast, we discuss the rise of Californian wines in China and we explore the multitude of AVA's that make California one of the most diverse wine regions in the world. Christopher also shares with us his insider thoughts on up and coming varietals and interesting wine regions you'll want to check out next time you travel to SF or LA. Get your insider tips and beyond in today’s episode! Enjoy. In addition to today’s episode, I’d like to express our collective sense of loss and tragedy through the recent fires in California. The global community stands with Californian families, business, and wineries affected by the fires. It's worth mentioning that even with these fires, most wineries have already harvested their 2017 vintage. A media report from the California Wine Institute released on 10.20.2017 states that most tasting rooms have reopened for business. To join CWI events join below Wechat and Weibo: 加州葡萄酒协会 Website: http://china.discovercaliforniawines.com About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is based in Shanghai, China for the last six-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education and US Brand Ambassador for North Asia at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting this foodie podcast, Emilie is a wine judge at Wine 100 and the official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Her background includes a degree in Gastronomy from Cordon Bleu & Universite de Reims in France, a Wine Business Degree from NC in Canada and she is currently a Master of Wine Candidate. To get in touch with us email emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com
25/10/1729m 31s

Meet one of Shanghai's most happening personalities in F&B, Camden Hauge

Meet one of Shanghai's most happening personalities in the food and drink industry, owner and operator of Egg, co-founder of Social Supply, Camden Hauge. From New York, London and now based here in Shanghai, Camden creates unique and interesting events like Shanghai Supperclub, FEAST, SIP and many more. Her creative side can be seen in her seasonal menu at her brunch spot, Egg, like our favorite treat the mala peanut brownie, a perfect contrast between spice and chocolate sweetness. In this podcast we discuss her adventure in the food industry and her culinary inspirations gained from travels to Istanbul and XinJiang in Northern China. Make sure to get your hands on that mala peanut brownie and a flat white by visiting Egg here: 12 Xiangyang Bei Lu near Julu Lu 襄阳北路12号,近巨鹿路 or for more info about joining or creating events with Camden and Social Supply: http://socialsupplyshanghai.com/ About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is based in Shanghai, China for the last six-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education and US Brand Ambassador for North Asia at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting this foodie podcast, Emilie is a wine judge at Wine 100 and the official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Her background includes a degree in Gastronomy from Cordon Bleu & Universite de Reims in France, a Wine Business Degree from NC in Canada and she is currently a Master of Wine Candidate. Any questions? We want to hear from you at emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com
28/09/1732m 5s

Building one of the best bars in Asia with Yao Lu, Co-Founder and Head Bartender at Union Trading Company

Building one of the best bars in Asia from scratch with Yao Lu, Co-Founder and Head Bartender at Union Trading Company shares his story and learnings of his adventures in Shanghai. In 2017, Union Trading Company was Rated #9 of Asia's 50 Best Bars and won Best Bar Team, Bar of the Year and Best Bartender by DriNK Magazine Awards. Make sure to stop by for a cocktail while in Shanghai! 64 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu (entrance on Fuxing Zhong Lu) 汾阳路64号, 近复兴中路 (大门入口在复兴中路 About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is based in Shanghai, China for the last six-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education and US Brand Ambassador for North Asia at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting this foodie podcast, Emilie is a wine judge at Wine 100 and the official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Her background includes a degree in Gastronomy from Cordon Bleu & Universite de Reims in France, a Wine Business Degree from NC in Canada and she is currently a Master of Wine Candidate. Reach out to the Bottled in China by emailing us @ emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com
19/09/1726m 54s

Crazy for Coconuts with Founder of gre3n Thames Wangpatravanich

In the last couple years coconut water has taken off in big cities like Shanghai. One of the most iconic names you'll see in the city is gre3n coconut water which was launched in 2014 by Founder & CEO Thames Wangpatravanich. But how did gre3n become an icon for healthy living in Shanghai? Today we're joined by Founder and CEO of gre3n to share his story of how it all started and what are the dynamics of coconut water in the Chinese beverage industry. For more information about Thames & gre3n click the link here! http://www.gogre3n.cn/brochure/ To contact us you can reach out at: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
01/09/1732m 30s

Fashion marketer by day, food KOL by night with Mary Ma

Fashion marketer by day, food KOL by night. Mary Ma is a foodie, chef and key opinion leader in the F&B scene here in Shanghai. Her own passion for cooking started a few years back when she began hosting dinner events at her house for total strangers! Now with over 30,000 subscribers, she runs 11PM, a pop up burger stand that serves high quality burgers with a twist in the late evenings, has cooperated with Air BnB, appeared on numerous cooking shows and is now documenting her adventures of turning 30. All while working full time Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
12/07/1731m 48s

What it Takes to Become a DFB with Hoon Namgoong

In this podcast we interview Hoon Namgoong, Director of Food and Beverage for Double Tree by Hilton about what it's really like to manage 200 employees and 6 restaurant outlets. A hospitality major from Canada and years of experience working in top hotels around the world, we sit down with Hoon to discuss what it really takes to earn the title of DFB. Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
15/06/1732m 10s

No Menu Cocktail Concept with Founder Eddy Yang of The Tailor Group

Shanghai runs on cocktails! Today, we sit down with one of China's most renown bartenders and Founder at The Tailor Group: Eddy Yang. We talk about his experience from what it was like working in London at Detroit Bar and then how it was like to return to China in 2010 and launch into his own business. Eddy's first bar in JingAn: Tailor Bar, was one of the first concept bars in Shanghai where there was no menu. At first, this took us all aback but he proved successful in tailoring each cocktail right down to the guests tastes and preferences. With two additional bars up and running, we discuss the different speakeasy concepts he has created, what it takes to set up an awesome team and what he looks for in an up and coming bar tender. Have a taste @ Above the Globe: 1013 Beijing Xi lu / 北京西路1013号7楼, 近江宁路 Second Moment: 71 Wuyuan lu/ 五原路71号, 近常熟路 Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
06/06/1732m 49s

China's First Ever Cinnamon Roll Bakery with Co-Founder Jared Turner of CinnaSwirl

Anyone with a sweet tooth would have craved cinnamon rolls if they stayed in China long enough. Finally a shop that does just that: make the best cinnamon rolls you've ever tasted! Today, I'm joined with Co-Founder of CinnaSwirl Jared Turner for a sweet episode all about cinnamon rolls and the taste of cinnamon in China. Don't we all love the taste of cinnamon? But what do people in China think of the taste of cinnamon pastries? Not the answer you would probably expect! In this episode we discuss how Jared and his wife founded the first ever cinnamon roll shop in China. We also find out if the taste of cinnamon is enjoyed by everyone or if it actually reminds people of Chinese medicine! We also discuss how CinnaSwirl manages to produce consistently delicious cinnamon rolls through rigid processing and quality measures. We also discuss what are the benefits and challenges of being first to market. Click here to order the best cinnamon rolls in town: https://www.cinnaswirlchina.com/ Or stop by 32 Yuyan Rd, JingAn District / 愚园东路32号(铜仁路) Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
24/05/1727m 23s

Mixing Success & Passion with Chief Mixologist Macarena Rotger

To listen to Macarena Rotger Chief Mixologist talk about her cocktails is to step into a dreamy wonderland. Especially when she describes you her Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice or how her Down the Rabbit Hole cocktail changes color! Originally from Chile & Puerto Rico, Macarena Rotger brings us insight into the Shanghai bar scene as Chief Mixologist at 1515 West. In this podcast we talk about the Shanghai bar scene, what type of spirits and cocktails do people like here in China? We also discussed woman leadership in the bar scene, is China opened minded about woman mixologist? Finally, Macarena shares her top tips on what it takes to become a successful mixologist! To get in touch with Macarena email here: macarotger@gmail.com Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
28/04/1729m 11s

The Rise of Premium Chinese Coffee with Bryan from Lanna Coffee

Chinese coffee? Many people might not know that there's great quality coffee produced in Yunnan, China. Today, we talk to founder Bryan Rakphongphairoj from Lanna Coffee about Yunnan coffee and what's going on in the coffee scene here in China. Yunnan is mostly recognized for it's stunning natural beauty, its famous Puer tea and home to 24 different ethnic minorities. In the last decade, Yunnan has also become China's leading coffee producing region. Seven years ago, Bryan decided to drop everything and move to Yunnan to better understand the regions coffee potential. Brave move indeed! In this podcast we discuss the uprise of coffee culture in China, quality and sustainability of the coffee industry in Yunnan and the future of the Chinese coffee industry. Click here for awesome Chinese coffee beans: www.lannacoffee.cn Or grab a cup at: 8 Yuyan Rd, JingAn District / 愚园东路8号(铜仁路) 618 East Yanan rd, Huagpu Distrcit / 延安东路618号(近广西北路) Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
23/04/1730m 41s

Street Food & Bourbon Aged Beer with Dave Bob from Kentucky Ale

Taiwan is famed for it's lively night markets lined with food stalls that serve up local specialties. Today, I'm joined with "Bar & Club Personality of the Year" Dave Bob who is now the Senior Brand Rep for Kentucky Ale & Town Branch Spirits based in Taiwan. A foodie at heart, we discuss what it's like growing up in Vermont, Beijing BBQ, the success story of Dr Pearse Lyons', founder of Kentucky Ale & Alltech. Finally, we talk about Dave Bob's favorite beer & food pairings. Check out the Kentucky Ale rage of beers :http://www.kentuckyale.com/ Questions? Suggestions? We want to hear from you! Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
09/03/1722m 50s

Can a Competition Finally Improve Wine in China? With David Jiang of Wine 100

How to improve the quality of wines produced in China? As a buyer, how to select the best bottle out of thousands of choices? In this interview we're joined with David Jiang, Managing Director of Wine 100, one of China's leading wine competitions. Wine 100 competition brings together a professional panel of wine experts and wine lovers to taste through thousands of wines and select the best wine for the everyday consumer. In this podcast we'll learn about how it all started and what they're doing to improve the wine quality in China for both producers and consumers. Click here to find out more: http://wine100.org/ Contact us at: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
01/03/1726m 43s

Taiwan's Craft Beer Revolution with Peter Huang from Taihu Brewing

What's brewing in Taiwan? We're joined by Peter Huang, Managing Partner of Taihu Brewing, the country's leading craft brewery. In this episode we talk everything from black sesame beer, sour beer and innovation in Taiwan beer industry. In just three years, Taihu Brewing has created a name for itself with their experimental and quality driven beers that are sure to put Taiwan on the beer map. You'll want to make sure you've got a beer in hand for this episode! Click here : https://www.taihubrewing.com/ Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
21/02/1728m 13s

WeChat Tips for Navigating China with Zhiwei, CEO of Penguin Guide

Ever wonder how to leverage from Wechat, China's largest social media platform with over 1 billion users? Zhiwei, CEO of Penguin Guide joins us today to discuss the evolution of online sales and marketing on China's largest social media platform: Wechat. With over half a million followers, Zhiwei founded a successful wine education and entertainment platform that has now branched out to food, wine, beer and so much more. In this episode Zhiwei shares his insider tips on how to connect with your audience, how to build your brand and how to leverage sales through Wechat! Follow them here: 企鹅吃喝指南 / Wechat ID: qiechihe Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening! For inquiries or sponsorship please contact: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com
07/02/1722m 36s

Peruvian Chifas and Sexy Tapas with Chef Carlos Sotomayor from Elefante

Have you heard of "Chifa", the Peruvian style Chinese cuisine emerging in Peru? In this episode we talk with Chef Carlos from Elefante, about what it was like growing up in Peru and his adventures in the culinary world here in China. Chef Carlos Sotomayor is part of the well respected El Willy Group that brought the original "sexy" tapas to China. In this episode we talk about the food evolution in Peru from quinoa to "Chifa" and also the evolution of fine dinning in China. Click here to eat some sexy food: http://www.elwillygroup.com/ Or contact Chef Carlos here: carlos@el-efante.com Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
17/01/1722m 48s

Reinventing the Bao: Alex Xu owner of Baoism transforms Shanghai street food

Reinventing traditional street food for a new generation is no small task. Owner/Chef Alex Xu of Baoism joins us to discuss street food and his trendy restaurant: Baoism that takes Shanghai traditional breakfast food to a whole new level! A traditional Chinese breakfast starts with a "Bao", a simple steamed bun with various fillings that you'll find scattered around the city shops. Alex Xu's Baoism takes these simple everyday dishes to a new level with scrumptious fillings like "HongShao rou" or otherwise known as slow cooked pork. His creations bring us old traditions wrapped up with new ideas. In this podcast we discuss where these inspirations came from and what drives his vision moving forward. Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
25/12/1628m 2s

Innovation in the spirits industry. Insight into the Chinese market with Nancy Juang

Ganbei! In this episode Nanacy Juang updates us on what's really going on in the Chinese spirits industry. Originally from Seattle and currently based in Shanghai, Nancy has worked with the top tobacco, wine and spirit brands in China and Taiwan. In this episode we discuss what's hot in the spirits market! We dive into the new generation of drinkers: millennial, and find out their preference. Finally, we also talk about China's most consumed spirit: Baijiu. Is it booming or fading out? Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
25/12/1622m 34s

China sweet wine addiction, is the hype real? With Sandor Hunyadi, Brand Manager and former sommelier

It's the debut of Bottled in China! In this episode we are joined by Sandor Hunyadi, former sommelier at some of Shanghai's top restaurant. Formerly from Hungary, Sandor shares with us his experience in China working in wine and the development in wine education, customer tastes and tier markets. We discuss Hungarian wines and try to uncover if the myth really does exist: do Chinese have a certain preference for sweet wines? Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
25/12/1633m 21s
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