Monday, July 16, 2018

Barbera d’Asti DOCG 2010: 8 years and still well alive

Barbera d’Asti DOCG 2010: 8 years and still well alive | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

Pleased to be invited by Max and Jessica, we had a nice late dinner on their terrace enjoy a lovely Shanghai alfresco summer night.

After the fist bottle of wine, we open the second one, it supposes to be a technical tasting to evaluate how a simple wine (in this case simple means no wood ageing contribution) could decrease after 8 years.

Very surprised to find out that Barbera is not dead, has not passed its peak, instead it is still well alive, fresh and flavorful.
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Monday, June 4, 2018

2018 1Q: imported wine in China grows +32%

2018 1st Quarter China import of Italian wine | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

2018 1st Quarter recorded China import of over 190 million of bottles of still wine (only bottled wine < 2 litre, excluding sparkling and bulk categories) with an increase of +32.4%
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2017 China import of Italian wine

2017 China import of Italian wine | Italian Wine & Food in China blog
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Friday, May 25, 2018

Undiscover NZ Masterclass by Stephen Wong MW

Pure Discovery - Undiscover NZ Masterclass by Stephen Wong MW | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

Shanghai (China), May 25, 2018 – The Pure Discovery events promote New Zealand culture, tourism, food and wine. Okura Garden Hotel in downtown Shanghai hosted the event including masterclasses and wine tastings.

Vito Donatiello participated in the exclusive “Undiscover NZ – A Taste Of The Unexpected” Masterclass led by Stephen Wong MW. Based on New Zealand, in 2016 Stephen Wong became the 12th “kiwi” Master of Wine.
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Saturday, May 19, 2018

2018 Interwine (Guangzhou): some fake wines

2018 Interwine Guangzhou - some fake Italian wines

2018 Interwine Guangzhou - some fake Italian wines

2018 Interwine Guangzhou - some fake Italian wines

Thursday, May 17, 2018

2018 SIAL (Shanghai): Italian sounding and copyright

SIAL 2018 Shanghai - Italian sounding and copyright

SIAL 2018 Shanghai - Italian sounding and copyright

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

ONAV Italy officially endorses ONAV China

ONAV Italy officially endorses ONAV China

from left to right: Guido Raynero (Delegate ONAV Piedmont), Marco Gallardi (Director ONAV China), Adriano Zublena (Commissioner ONAV China), Michele Alessandria (General Manager ONAV Italia), Vito Donatiello (Tutor ONAV China)

ONAV Italy officially endorses ONAV China

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG: 93 million bottles in 2017

Prosecco DOCG 93 million bottles | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG: 93 million bottles 520 million Euro turnover in 2017

source: Consortium of Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Coffee Project 3: cupping

Coffee cupping | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

Beside the cupping “standards”, they are some generic rules to be remembered when doing a cup of coffee, such as proportion water to powder 150gr 10 gr, water temperature around 92° …..
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Coffee Project 2: roasting machines

Fuji Royal

250 gr gas roaster

DISCOVERY 咖啡烘焙机 普通版 250g Invoice 48.492元, No Invoice 43.643元
(DISCOVERY coffee baking machine ordinary edition 250g)

DISCOVERY 咖啡烘焙机 电脑版 250g Invoice 53.000元, No Invoice 47.700元
(DISCOVERY coffee baking machine computer version 250g)

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