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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. 

Elevation raises quality of northern Italian wines

One could easily make the argument that wine and tea are mankind’s two greatest beverages. Last year in this paper I wrote about the fascinating parallels and differences between these two stylish thirst-quenchers. This week I’ll focus on one key quality factor of both tea and wine.

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A safe wine pairing for (almost) all types of food

What wine matches with the widest range of dishes and is suitable for most occasions? There is of course no perfect answer but Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand, Chile and the Loire Valley would get some votes as would unoaked Chardonnays and young Pinots. Italian Prosecco, Barbera and Chianti as well as Spanish CAVA and Grenacha wines should also be considered.