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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. 

Soy sauce and other challenging wine pairings

When I was told that this week’s iDeal would put a strong focus on different types of soy sauce, I knew that this week’s column would be a little challenging to write. Pairing wine with soy-sauce based dishes is, indeed, not the easiest topic. Unlike many European sauces, soy sauce has a rather short and problematic relationship with wine.