Bottled in China

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.

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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.
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2019-11-07 05:53
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2019-11-07 03:01
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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 Marcus Ford, Asia Market Manager of Wines of South Africa to discuss all there’s to know about SA wines.Working in the wine trade in Shanghai fo...
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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....
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China’s Growing Oyster Obsession with Rudy Guo, Executive Director of Oysterliscious

Today we sit down with Rudy Guo, Executive Director of Oysterliscious Group in Shanghai. We discuss his journey in the F&B industry and the growing obsession of oysters in Asia. Based in Shanghai for over eleven years, Rudy Guo shares with us how a...
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Zamora Company, a global recipe for success with CEO Emilio Restoy Cabrera

Emilio Restoy Cabrera, is CEO of a value-oriented wine and spirits conglomerate: Zamora Company. The Spanish Chemical Engineer, Marketing Expert, and MBA has climbed the corporate ladder of his own family business. He is the third generation running th...
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Caffein Reinvented with Daniel de Smeth of Highlite

Mate is a traditional South American caffeinated drink that rose in popularity in Germany under the name Yerba-Mate. Today, Daniel de Smeth is bringing his favourite drink to Asia. In this podcast we discuss what exactly is Mate and how it sparked a re...
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China's Wine Market, Then & Now with Wine Expert Dan Siebers

Dan Siebers is an accomplished sommelier and China market expert. He’s been in the industry since the late 1990s and has seen it all. Dan has seen the market shift at a spectacular pace, which has given him a very local and up-close perspective on the ...
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Never Bet Against Pizza with Alex Cree, Cofounder of Baozza

First launched in Beijing and now in Shanghai, Baozza is becoming a hot trend. It's the perfect example of assimilation of cultures. Baozza is still a very traditional bao, made with great care to preserve its characteristic softness and fluffy texture...
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Booming Australian Wines in China with David Lucas Regional GM of North Asia

In the last few weeks, Australian wines have officially taken over France as China's most imported country by volume. This might come as no surprise for those living in China who've witnessed the effort of Australian wine producers paving the way and a...
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What is China's Future Flagship Grape? With Julien Bouldard , Director of Zhulian Wine Consulting

“Who wants to try, honestly, Chinese Cabernet Sauvignon? But what about Chinese Marselan? I think there’s something here, an opportunity.” Today we sit down with Julien Boulard, a China based wine educator, Master of Wine Candidate and Director of Zhu...
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Dragons and Gin with Daniel Brooker, Owner & Maker of Dragon's Blood Gin

Dragons are real and they come from Inner Mongolia. Today we speak with Daniel Brooker, Owner and Maker of Dragon's Blood, a gin produced in Chifeng in Inner Mongolia. With two distinct creations just released on the market, he’s taking his approach as...
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Turning Used Cooking Oil into Biofuel with Liu Shutong, Founder of MotionEco

A messy problem with a green solution. In today's podcast we sit down with CEO of MotionECO, Shu Tong about how his company sources used cooking oil in China and converts into biofuel. This is the core issue: China has lots of food waste. It includes ...
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The Green Coffee Revolution with Lewis Harding, CEO of Coffee Exchange

In today's episode we sit down with Lewis Harding, CEO of Coffee Exchange to discuss one of our favorite beverages, coffee. Coffee Exchange is a marketplace that connects, often isolated producers, with eager buyers and roasters in China. Currently bas...
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Washington Wine Legend Bob Betz Master of Wine

Today we sit down with Bob Betz, Master of Wine, Consulting Winemaker and Founder of Betz Family Winery to discuss his journey and Washington State wines. Bob has played A leading role in Washington's wine industry for the last+ 40 vintages. In this ep...
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The Spirited Future of Port in Asia with Jorge Nunes, Winemaker/ APAC Market Manager for Symington Family Estates

Watch out everyone, Port is no longer for your grandparent’s generation. Listen in to learn how Port is being embarked and reborn in Asia as the best value for your money. This sweet and rich fortified wine from Portugal is driving unprecedented growt...
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Food for Thought: Food Waste in China with June Zhang of Collective Responsibility

Food waste is a heated topic around the world but particularly in China. We always hear stories about illegally sold restaurant waste reused for it's cooking oil or thousands of tons of food scraps wasted each day in big cities like Shanghai and Beiji...
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China's Bubbling Champagne Market with Edouard Duval, CEO of EMW

Champagne is a growing category around the world, but do we see the same trend in China? In this episode we explore the current situation of Champagne in China with Edouard Duval, CEO of East Meets West Fine Wines (EMW). After 15 years of running a suc...
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Decanting the Wine World with John Stimpfig, Content Director of Decanter Magazine

Decanter Wine Magazine is one of the leading wine publications focused on lifestyle, industry insights, regional profiles and authoritative wine reviews. Founded in 1975, Decanter is the oldest wine publication in circulation in the UK. Today, Decanter...
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The Power of Grit and Mentorship with Elyse Lambert MS

Elyse Lambert MS is one of the most respected female sommeliers in the world. Based in Montreal, Quebec, she earned the title of Master Sommelier in 2015. Elyse has her own radio program on Radio Canada, winner of numerous sommelier competitions across...
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BIG Possibilities for Canadian Wines with Jakub Lipinski of Big Head Wines

Does Canada only produce Icewine? Recognized for its cold winters and cool climate wines, we discuss where this young winemaking country is headed. Today, we speak with Niagara based boutique wine producer Jakub Lipinski of Big Head Wines about the d...
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Wholesome Living in China with Frank Steffen, Founder of Pure & Whole

Frank Steffen is known as the pioneer of the vegetarian movement in Shanghai. Over eight years ago he founded Pure & Whole, formally Kush, and has since opened up several restaurants focused on plant based dishes. In this episode, we discuss how he...
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Chilean Wine is WOWing in the China Market, with Julio Alonso, Director of Wines of Chile Asia

China is Chile's largest market for wine, through 2016-2017, overall imports into China grew 26%. Today, we sit down with the the Director of Wines of Chile Asia, Julio Alonso, to discuss the Wines of Chile strategy to entering the market. In this podc...
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Building that Burger Empire with Charles Zeng, Founder & CEO of Charlie's Hospitality Group

Charles Zeng could be the burger mayor of Shanghai. He currently owns five Charlie’s Burger restaurants in the city and consistently serves up some of the most legit burgers, shakes, and now gourmet Jianbing — an early morning local favourite. In today...
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All about drinks with Theo Watt Founder of DRiNK Magazine & Thirsty Work Productions

DRiNK Magazine is arguably the industry's insider view into the leading bars, personalities and hotspots in Asia. Today, we discuss with Theo Watt, Founder of Thirsty Work Productions & DRiNK Magazine about his journey, DRiNK Magazine Bar Awards, ...
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An APP for your Appetite with Stone Shi, Founder & CEO of Bon APP!

If you don't already know, China is a foodie nation. With so many various local cuisines and now, international restaurants opening up in tier one cities, there's enough selection to keep us constantly busy. But how can we navigate the thousands of res...
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What's Brewing with Paul Gelinas, VP & General Manager, China at Stone Brewing

Beer lovers rejoice! Stone Brewing is opening up their very own taproom and promising to deliver China the freshest craft beer straight from America. Voted twice by readers of Beer Advocate as the #1 "All Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth", Stone Brewin...
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Can Blockchain Solve Fake Goods Entering the Market? With Billy Chan from DropChain

If you live in China you usually ask yourself: is this milk real? Is this wine a copy? Is this vegetable really organic? Billy Chan, Founder of DropChain hopes that blockchain innovation will set us in the right direction by providing a more transparen...
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Italian Wine in China with Simone Incontro Simone Incontro, the GM of Greater China for Veronafiere/Vinitaly

Italy is one of the epicenters of gastronomy, luxury goods, and needless to say, great wine! But while the French have enjoyed massive success in the China market, what about Italy? In this recording, we're joined with Simone Incontro, the General Mana...
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F&B Sustainability in China? Interview with Jonathan Cruysberghs, Co-Founder of Feibao

The World Bank reported that China is set to produce twice as much waste as the US by 2030, and we ask ourselves: where will that all end up? Today, I'm joined with Jonathan Cruysberghs, Co-Founder of Feibao to discuss waste recycling in China and what...
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When Personality & Passion Combine, we get Mixologist Extraordinaire Chris Lowder

When personality and passion combine, we get the extraordinaire Chris Lowder! From New York, Seoul and now Shanghai, he joins us to discuss his adventures in the cocktail industry.
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Discussing Shanghai's First Gin Distillery with Joseph Judd from Peddlers Gin Company

In 2016, three friends got together and decided to create Shanghai's first ever premium Gin. They did so by creating a brand that stays true to Shanghai and selecting ingredients that reflect China's unique spices, herbs, and fruits. In today's episode...
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China's Beverage Guru Ian Ford, Summergate Co-Founder and Founder at Lightkeeper Studio

With over 25 years of wine development in China, Ian Ford joins us today to share his adventures, insights, and expertise in the food and beverage scene. Ian has influenced and witnessed one of the largest shifts in wine consumerism in the word. In thi...
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Serving Inspiration with Koen Vessies, Executive Chef of El Willy F&B Group

Have you wondered how Chefs gain their inspiration? In this podcast we talk with Koen Vessies, Executive Chef of El Willy F&B Group about his travel abroad and how he finds inspiration in the kitchen. Open up any menu at any restaurant part of the...
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Hot Pot and Californian Wine? With Christopher Beros of California Wine Institute

Expert wine market insight and unexpected wine pairing advice with tricky dishes with Christopher Beros the Asia Director of California Wine Institute. In this podcast we discuss the rise of Californian wines in China and we explore the multitude of AV...
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Meet one of Shanghai's most happening personalities in F&B, Camden Hauge

Ever wanted to have a secret dinner party in the middle of a skate park? Meet one of Shanghai's most happening personalities in the food and drink industry, owner and operator of Egg, co-founder of Social Supply, Camden Hauge. From New York, London and...
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Building one of the best bars in Asia with Yao Lu, Co-Founder and Head Bartender at Union Trading Company

Building one of the best bars in Asia from scratch with Yao Lu, Co-Founder and Head Bartender at Union Trading Company shares his story and learnings of his adventures in Shanghai. In 2017, Union Trading Company was Rated #9 of Asia's 50 Best Bars and...
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Crazy for Coconuts with Founder of gre3n Thames Wangpatravanich

In the last couple years coconut water has taken off in big cities like Shanghai. One of the most iconic names you'll see in the city is gre3n coconut water which was launched in 2014 by Thames Wangpatravanich. But how did gre3n become an icon for heal...
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Fashion marketer by day, food KOL by night with Mary Ma

Fashion marketer by day, food KOL by night. Mary Ma is a foodie, chef and key opinion leader in the F&B scene here in Shanghai. Her own passion for cooking started a few years back when she began hosting dinner events at her house for total strange...
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What it Takes to Become a DFB with Hoon Namgoong

Ever wonder what it takes to become a Director of Food & Beverage in a top hotel? In this podcast we interview Hoon Namgoong, Director of Food and Beverage for Double Tree by Hilton about what it's really like to manage 200 employees and 6 restaura...
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No Menu Cocktail Concept with Founder Eddy Yang of The Tailor Group

Shanghai runs on cocktails! Today, we sit down with one of China's most renown bartenders and Founder at The Tailor Group: Eddy Yang. We talk about his experience from what it was like working in London at Detroit Bar and how it was like to return to...
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China's First Ever Cinnamon Roll Bakery with Co-Founder Jared Turner of CinnaSwirl

Anyone with a sweet tooth would have craved cinnamon rolls if they stayed in China long enough. Finally a shop that does just that: make the best cinnamon rolls you've ever tasted! Today, I'm joined with Co-Founder of CinnaSwirl Jared Turner for a sw...
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Mixing Success & Passion with Chief Mixologist Macarena Rotger

To listen to Macarena Rotger Chief Mixologist talk about her cocktails is to step into a dreamy wonderland. Especially when she describes you her Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice or how her Down the Rabbit Hole cocktail changes color!
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The Rise of Premium Chinese Coffee with Bryan from Lanna Coffee

Chinese coffee? Many people might not know that there's great quality coffee produced in Yunnan, China. Today, we talk to founder Brian from Lanna Coffee about Yunnan coffee and what's going on in the coffee scene here in China. This part of China is...
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Street Food & Bourbon Aged Beer with Dave Bob from Kentucky Ale

Taiwan is famed for it's lively night markets lined with food stalls that serve up local specialties. Today, I'm joined with "Bar & Club Personality of the Year" Dave Bob who is now the Senior Brand Rep for Kentucky Ale & Town Branch Spirits b...
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Can a Competition Finally Improve Wine in China? With David Jiang of Wine 100

How to improve the quality of wines produced in China? As a buyer, how to select the best bottle out of thousands of choices? In this interview we're joined with David Jiang, Managing Director of Wine 100, one of China's leading wine competitions.
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Taiwan's Craft Beer Revolution with Peter Huang from Taihu Brewing

What's brewing in Taiwan? We're joined by Peter Huang, Managing Partner of Taihu Brewing, the country's leading craft brewery. In this episode we talk everything from black sesame beer, sour beer and innovation in Taiwan beer industry.
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WeChat Tips for Navigating China with Zhiwei, CEO of Penguin Guide

Ever wonder how to leverage your brand on Wechat, China's largest social media platform with over 1 billion users? Zhiwei, CEO of Penguin Guide joins us today to discuss the evolution of online sales and marketing in China. With over half a million fol...
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Peruvian Chifas and Sexy Tapas with Chef Carlos Sotomayor from Elefante

Have you heard of "Chifa", the Peruvian style Chinese cuisine emerging in Peru? In this episode we talk with Chef Carlos from Elefante, about what it was like growing up in Peru and his adventures in the culinary world here in China.
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Reinventing the Bao: Alex Xu owner of Baoism transforms Shanghai street food

Reinventing traditional street food for a new generation is no small task. Owner/Chef Alex Xu of Baoism joins us to discuss street food and his trendy restaurant: Baoism that takes Shanghai traditional breakfast food to a whole new level!
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Innovation in the spirits industry. Insight into the Chinese market with Nancy Juang

Ganbei! In this episode Nancy Juang updates us on what's really going on in the Chinese spirits industry. Originally from Seattle and currently based in Shanghai, Nancy has worked with the top tobacco, wine and spirit brands in China and Taiwan.
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China sweet wine addiction, is the hype real? With Sandor Hunyadi, Brand Manager and former sommelier

It's the debut of Bottled in China! In this episode we are joined by Sandor Hunyadi, former sommelier at some one of Shanghai's top restaurant and current Brand Manager to discuss sweet wines in China.
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