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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. 

Amorous partnership of wine and chocolate

Over the years I’ve frequently written about the amorous relationship between wine and chocolate. Both have impressively long histories and are among mankind’s oldest and most beloved epicurean pleasures. Using new technology to examine archeological artifacts indicate that both were first consumed as liquids about 9,000 years ago.

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Sicilian wines great with preserved meat

CHINESE preserved meats always play an important role on festive dinner tables. European preserved meats and wines have enjoyed a long synergistic history; but the same cannot be said of the equally diversified and exalted preserved meats of China.