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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. 

iDEAL companions — the love of duck and wine

When duck meets wine one of the holy grails of food and wine paring is achieved. Duck is a water fowl with a deep layer of fat insulation. When cooked correctly much of the fat is rendered away leaving lusciously rich, savory and aromatic meat and skin.

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Burgundy wines require service attention

To know wine is to love Burgundy. It’s as simple as that. Some drinkers may prefer the wines of Bordeaux, Champagne, Piedmont, Veneto, Tuscany, Rioja or Napa Valley but if they’re true wine aficionados then they still have a certain reverence for Burgundy.