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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. 

Duo of New World reds offer comfort in the cold

As we transition from winter chills to spring warmth, our fair city still has a number of frigid nights perfect for savoring winter-friendly red wines. What makes a red wine winter friendly? An abundance of concentrated palate pleasing black and red fruit flavors is a good start, but the best winter reds also offer plenty of smooth tannins that pair beautifully with weighty winter dishes like stews and roasts.

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Post-holiday dieting with low-calorie white wines

Everyday during the New Year holiday I ran and exercised. But Monkey Year celebrations were not kind to my waistline. Like many readers I ate and drank to excess during the holiday (wines, holiday dishes, chocolate and other sweets were all part of my celebrations) and now I must pay the price and find a way to lose weight and detox. The good news is that this goal can be achieved while still enjoying wine. The key is picking the right wines.