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WSJ: Brewing Up Freer Trade in Korea

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012

Reprinted from the WSJ – Asia Edition, November 22, 2012 By Joshua Hall This summer was the hottest in 104 years in South Korea, which sent a lot of locals reaching for a cold...

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Paul Jaboulet Aine Tasting in Tain l’Hermitage

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012

I was in Rhone in September and October and tasted over 320 wines from the region. Here are the tasting notes from the Paul Jaboulet Aine tasting. They have expanded and have 32...

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Women entrepreneurs bringing innovative cuisine, drinks to university neighborhood

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012

Reprinted by kind permission of yonhapnews agency Printed in Korea Times, september 5, 2012 By Joshua Hall Contributing writer SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) — The neighborhood of...

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Korean BBQ Fun: Grilled oysters and scallops with NZ Chardonnay

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012

I love seafood and in Korea there’s plenty of variety throughout the year. Portions are huge with large tanks of live fish, shellfish, sea urchins and crabs on display on...

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The best value wine this summer?

The best value wine this summer?

Aug 11, 2012

This may just be the best value wine this summer in Korea. 2010 Brumont rosé from the Cotes de Gascogne region is made from a blend of equal parts of tannat, syrah and merlot and delivers great texture and flavor. The wine is a rich salmon color with fresh strawberry and melon notes, delicate minerality and good clarity through the palate. Tannat adds...

Decanter Asia Wine Awards – What do they mean for Korea?

Decanter Asia Wine Awards – What do they mean for Korea?

Jul 26, 2012

Today is the last day to enter the Decanter Asia Wine Awards, a new set of awards that give voice to the Asian wine trade and represent a further shift in the wine industry towards the far east. The UK magazine Decanter has launched a new competition with more of an Asian focus. Wine producers from Asia can enter their wines as long as they are made from 100%...

Internet wine sales sow division in government, wine industry

Internet wine sales sow division in government, wine industry

Jul 23, 2012

Reprinted by kind permission of Yonhapnews Agency. Originally printed on July 18th, 2012 By Joshua Hall Contributing writer SEOUL, July 18 (Yonhap) — Last month, the Fair Trade Commission appeared to have won over the National Tax Service (NTS). Just weeks later, both sides are back to the drawing board after months of wrangling — over Internet wine...

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