Welcome to Episode 893; A matter of taste: exploring the differences between the palates of Chinese and Chinese American wine professionals, Alice Wong IWA, Gus Jian Zhu MW
Welcome to Wine2Wine Business Forum 2021 Series. The sessions are recorded and uploaded on Italian Wine Podcast. wine2wine is an international wine business forum, held annually in Verona Italy since 2014. The event is a key reference point for wine producers and a diverse variety of wine professionals eager to develop and grow their wine business worldwide.
About today’s session:
There are many ways of examining a specific market. Yet, one cannot have a comprehensive understanding of the wine market without knowing the cultural context. This presentation is going to be a cultural tour that explores the similarities and differences between the palates of Chinese and Chinese American wine professionals.
More about the Speaker
Alice Wong IWA‘s involvement in the wine industry is multifold, including education, writing, event management, and judging. With an immense interest in Italian wines, Alice became an Italian Wine Ambassador in 2018. She has worked with various Italian government bodies to promote Italian wines in Hong Kong. She has also spoken on behalf of Italian wine consorzio at various B2B platforms. In 2020, her wine education company Vino Missionari proudly became the first provider to launch the Italian Wine Maestro Course in Asia.
More about the Moderator
Gus Jian Zhu MW is the first Chinese national Master of Wine. He entered the wine world as a wine educator under the guidance of Fongyee Walker MW and Edward Ragg MW, the founders of Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting. In 2017, he graduated with the Master of Science degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis. Gus’ commitment to the academic field of wine is evidenced by his MW dissertation about the sensory science of wine; and by co-authoring a review paper, “A Quarter Century of Wine Pigment Discovery”, published in the Journal of Food and Agriculture.
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