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John H. Isacs

John Isacs is the founder and CEO of EnjoyGourmet, a leading gourmet digital (www.enjoygourmet.com.cn) and print media company in China. He has authored over a dozen wine and food books including the awarded ISACS Guides and other gourmet books and is a wine consultant to governments, wine regions and organizations. He also hosts wine events for leading organizations and companies throughout China. Contact John via jcolumn@enjoygourmet.com. 

No need to get heavy when considering reds

Many wine drinkers in China and elsewhere believe that red wines need to be dark and heavy to be good. This perception is flawed. Like many other fields of artistic expression quite often delicate and light wins over pure power.

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When chocolate meets wine

Last week’s column reflected on the relationship between wine and coffee, a strange yet intriguing relationship that necessitated some artistic license. This week’s column musing the rapport between wine and chocolate is far easier. Why? Because wine and chocolate have a more natural and intimate relationship. When done properly, it’s a match made in heaven.