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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. 

When wine meets mala hot pot

THERE are many versions of hot pot in China but to me the ultimate expression is spicy hot pot, better know as mala hot pot. To many of my international friends in China eating mala hot pot qualifies as extreme eating but for me it’s become a culinary essential.

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Wine ratings: good, bad, what you can do

THE wine world still abounds with mystery. Picking the right wine and the art and science of rating wines remains an enigma to many consumers in Shanghai and elsewhere.