Jim Boyce unravels the intriguing Chinese grapevine

2012-06-04 10:42:51

The Chinese palate is potentially one of the most sensitive in the world, says Jim Boyce.

The big surprise

2012-06-04 10:41:20

James Suckling first visited China's Shandong in the 1980s. Twenty years later, he was caught off guard by the changes he saw on a second visit.

His dreams, drop by drop

2012-06-04 10:31:51

Ex-banker Johnny Chan is from Hong Kong, but now spends most of his time traveling out of Shenzhen and Beijing where he lives with his wife, Lily.

Gan Bei!

2012-06-04 10:29:18

A few dedicated Chinese vintners are putting grown-in-China, made-in-China wines on the map, a bottle at a time.

Olive oil importers eye Eastern opportunities

2012-06-04 09:20:38

Dani Jimenez of Qualia Products Shanghai Co, the Spanish olive oil company's China division, was looking for ways to tap into the country's huge market.

The long, slow immersion

2012-06-03 08:02:26

During the first hour of the opening day, before the speeches and uncorking at the biggest trade fair devoted to wine and spirits in the world, Dynasty Fine Wines' chief winemaker Lu Wen was already talking numbers.

Boutique chateau, wine giant and a grape personality

2012-06-03 08:02:26

On the first day of Vinexpo, Hansen, a Chinese winery in Wuhai, Inner Mongolia received some good news. Its Cabernet-Gernischt Wuhai Valley 2011 was commended at the 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards.

Changyu's global ambitions

2012-06-03 08:02:26

Vanessa Zou says she knew that there would be some interest in Chinese wines at this year's Vinexpo Asia-Pacific fair in Hong Kong. What left her breathless by day three, though, was just how much interest there ended up being.

Where there is food, there is a camera

2012-06-03 10:53:27

A Bite of China, a seven-episode food documentary broadcast on CCTV, whetted appetites in China's blogosphere. This group of pictures shows how food was traced by the production team.

Pasta with collard greens and onions

2012-06-01 13:58:51

A simple thing to do with any type of green is to braise it with onion and garlic in a covered pan, then toss it with pasta or serve with grains.

Lasagna with roasted eggplant and mushrooms

2012-06-01 13:47:12

This is like a combination of eggplant Parmesan and lasagna, with the added texture and flavor provided by savory mushrooms and sweet roasted carrots.

International Best Cook Contest in Jiangsu

2012-05-31 18:13:52

The International Best Cook Contest, organized by Lee Kum Kee, kicked off on May 26 in Huaxi village, East China’s Jiangsu province.