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Who is the 007 of the Wine Industry?

Editor’s Note: Over the years, we’ve always wondered what the real skinny is behind the title “Wine Export Manager”? Though the title doesn’t sound especially glamorous, to see their status updates from fabulous locations around the world makes you raise an eyebrow and consider a quick revamp of your resume. But before you jump to quickly spruce up your LinkedIn profile, we’d like to invite John Perry to Catavino, an Export Manager out of Rioja who has kindly offered his expertise in sorting through the glam to the real nugget of truth behind his job.  “Wow… You’re so lucky! You get to travel around the world and drink wine for a living!” This is what I usually hear when I […]

Part 2: Confessions of a Chinese Wine Consultant Continued – “The Vinous Bafflement”

Continued from yesterday: Fast forward to December 2008: there is now more retail here, albeit on a limited scale; and wine clubs of various sizes are sprouting for Beijing‘s wealthy (focus Bordeaux). Wine lists are becoming more exciting too with less evidence of wayward persuasion by strong-arm importers. Mercifully, tasting opportunities are more frequent and more inviting with new importers coming on the scene (The Wine Republic), some of whom have done well elsewhere in China or in Hong Kong/Macau (Watson’s, Links Concept). At the same time some of the more distinctive Shanghai importers (like Ruby Red Fine Wines and Globus Fine Wines) are sending their wines to Beijing and the traditional players here (Aussino, ASC, Torres China, Summergate) are […]

Part 2: Confessions of a Chinese Wine Consultant

Editor’s Note: Edward Ragg comes to us today with yet another two part series on the day and life of a Chinese wine consultant. And as much as it may seem like Catavino is slowly becoming an East Asian wine blog, with posts from both India and China, rest assured that we’re still Iberian focused. However, we all need to glean experiences from others in the world, and with China becoming a hot spot for Iberian wine exports, it makes sense to touch base with an expert. Enjoy the post, and stay tuned for the second part coming up tomorrow! Last month I began Confessions of a Chinese Wine Consultant: what I hope will be a series of posts devoted […]