Thursday, October 11, 2018

Blue wine tasted in Singapore

Blue wine tasted in Singapore | Italian Wine & Food in China blog
I have read some time ago that in Spain someone was producing a wine blue in color. I thought it is some enologist laboratory experiment and I didn’t expect to find it on the shelves of a Singapore wine shop. Obviously could not resist and I’ve got one bottle (price point helped, only 19 SGD equal to 12 Euro).
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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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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

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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Monday, April 2, 2018

Coffee Project 1: roasting

Roasting green coffee beans class | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

Roasting green coffee beans class - Shanghai, 02 April 2018
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Friday, March 30, 2018

Introducing Italian wines at Nihaoitaly life streaming event

Introducing Italian wines at Nihaoitaly life streaming event | Italian Wine & Food in China blog

Shanghai, March 30, 2018 – On behalf of ONAV China, Vito Donatiello was invited to introduce Italian wines at Nihaoitaly live streaming event held at Atto Primo restaurant.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hema, first Chinese cashless supermarket

Hema, first Chinese cashless supermarket by Italian Wine & Food in China | Vito Donatiello

Several months we have heard of the innovative Amazon Go, a “prototype grocery store partially-automated, with customers able to purchase products without using a cashier or checkout station” (Wikipedia).

Despite delays in opening of cashierless store, in order to fix glitches in technology that automatically charges customers (The Wall Street Journal), the future ahead is clearly drawn.

Following on the footsteps of cashierless Amazon Go, China now has its own equivalent: the cashless supermarket: we could not resist going and experiencing it.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Chinese wine consumers are rising

Chinese wine consumers by Italian Wine & Food in China

Chinese imported wine market is developing and changing. The major consumers have transferred from “Prestige-seeking Traditionalists” to normal consumers who are younger, less interactive, willing to buy entry level wines. The newly emerging consumers drink wines more often than traditional consumers, expecting to seek cost-effective wines.

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