Grower Champagne with make-your-own sushi dinner #Winophiles

We splurged a little to join the Twitter fun convened by a wine writing group called the French Winophiles. The theme of this month's Twitter chat: the women of Champagne. We paired this with DIY sushi night. Click on picture to read more.

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Made in China sparkling Cabernet Franc pairs great with weeknight dinner #WinePW

Every time we go to China, we bring back as many Chinese wines as we can fit in our trusty Wine Check suitcase. But knowing how hard they'll be to replace, we tend to be shy about opening them. You know, waiting for that "special occasion" that doesn’t come remotely often enough. Luckily, we’ve been following a group of wine writers who gave us the perfect excuse: “Cabernet Franc around the world” is this week’s Wine Pairing Weekend Twitter chat (#WinePW). We love Cab Franc, but it’s usually cooler climate reds from the Loire Valley. This time, we went a different route: bubbles from China. Click on photo to read more.

Foreign investment, joint ventures, and Chinese wine

Our story on how joint ventures with foreign wine groups played a role in boosting quality and credibility for Chinese wine. It was published by The Conversation on April 17, 2018. This one focused on French investments, but make no mistake, they're not alone, and with multinationals, who's from where can be a little complicated! Click on photo to read more.

Made in China: wine edition

This was the first of a 2014 Chinese wine series we wrote for the magazine Alternative Emerging Investor. This looked at the relationship between China's rural land ownership system and Chinese wine quality.

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