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Bottled in China

Emilie Steckenborn

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Bottled in China

Bottled in China

Emilie Steckenborn

146
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33
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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.

Latest Episodes

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.

29 MIN1 d ago
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Is Sake Made in USA the Next Craft Revolution? With William Stuart, CEO & Brewer of Colorado Sake Co.

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 just translated into Chinese, we also discuss her adventures in Asia.

23 MIN1 w ago
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The Wine Bible: Preaching Wine with Karen MacNeil

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 qualifications with a tactful approach. In this podcast we discuss his journey in wine and unravel what it takes to become a Master of Wine.

33 MIN2 w ago
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China's First Master of Wine: A Conversation with Gus Jian Zhu MW

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.

24 MINJAN 19
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When wine retail meets e-commerce with Claudia Masueger, CEO & Founder of CHEERS Wines

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.

36 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Craft & Cool Climate Wines in China with Campbell Thompson, Founder of The Wine Republic

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.

26 MIN2019 DEC 4
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Radical Winemaking with Sasa Radikon

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. 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.

30 MIN2019 NOV 22
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Breaking Down the Baijiu Barrier with Bill Isler, CEO of Ming River Baijiu

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.

18 MIN2019 NOV 17
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Spreading Goodness with Katie Tarrant, Co-Founder of NAKED Nut Butters

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 Asia Market Manager of Wines of South Africa Marcus Ford to discuss all there is 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-Founding Pudao Wines. Today, we sit down to discuss some key misperceptions of South Africa wines and break down the most upcoming regions. We also discuss what exciting varietals to keep an eye one and why you should switch your Chardonnay for Chenin Blanc.

31 MIN2019 NOV 7
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South African Wines Unearthed with Marcus Ford of Wines of South Africa

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.

25 MIN2019 OCT 23
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China's First Cultivated Meat Technology with Carrie Chan, Co-Founder of Avant Meats

Latest Episodes

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.

29 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Is Sake Made in USA the Next Craft Revolution? With William Stuart, CEO & Brewer of Colorado Sake Co.

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 just translated into Chinese, we also discuss her adventures in Asia.

23 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Wine Bible: Preaching Wine with Karen MacNeil

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 qualifications with a tactful approach. In this podcast we discuss his journey in wine and unravel what it takes to become a Master of Wine.

33 MIN2 w ago
Comments
China's First Master of Wine: A Conversation with Gus Jian Zhu MW

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.

24 MINJAN 19
Comments
When wine retail meets e-commerce with Claudia Masueger, CEO & Founder of CHEERS Wines

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.

36 MIN2019 DEC 24
Comments
Craft & Cool Climate Wines in China with Campbell Thompson, Founder of The Wine Republic

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.

26 MIN2019 DEC 4
Comments
Radical Winemaking with Sasa Radikon

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. 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.

30 MIN2019 NOV 22
Comments
Breaking Down the Baijiu Barrier with Bill Isler, CEO of Ming River Baijiu

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.

18 MIN2019 NOV 17
Comments
Spreading Goodness with Katie Tarrant, Co-Founder of NAKED Nut Butters

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 Asia Market Manager of Wines of South Africa Marcus Ford to discuss all there is 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-Founding Pudao Wines. Today, we sit down to discuss some key misperceptions of South Africa wines and break down the most upcoming regions. We also discuss what exciting varietals to keep an eye one and why you should switch your Chardonnay for Chenin Blanc.

31 MIN2019 NOV 7
Comments
South African Wines Unearthed with Marcus Ford of Wines of South Africa

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.

25 MIN2019 OCT 23
Comments
China's First Cultivated Meat Technology with Carrie Chan, Co-Founder of Avant Meats
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