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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. 

An ideal Chilean varietal in Cabernet’s family

DOES Chile actually have its own national grape? Well not exactly, but close enough. The Carmenere grape originated in Europe where it was best known in pre-phylloxera Bordeaux, but when we think of the variety today all focus turns to Chile.

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What to serve with meaty Central Asian fare

DEPENDING on the subject matter, some newspaper columns practically write themselves. This is certainly not the case when one is asked to write about Central Asia and wine. So it was with some trepidation that I set about composing this week’s column.