Bottled in China

Bottled in China

By Emilie Steckenborn

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.

Episodes

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 , 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

Decanting the Wine World 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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