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Bottled in China brings you into Asia's food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world.

Bottled in Chin‪a‬ Emilie Steckenborn

    • Food
    • 5.0 • 230 Ratings

Bottled in China brings you into Asia's food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world.

    Could This Be The Beyond Burger of Wagyu Beef?

    Could This Be The Beyond Burger of Wagyu Beef?

    Embracing a plant-based diet is becoming easier than ever.

    Top Tier Foods Inc. has created a plant-based wagyu beef and a seaweed based fish roe that would make you second guess that your not eating the real thing!

    In this podcast, we are joined by Blair Bullus, Founder and President of Top Tier Foods Inc., to discuss the dynamic plant-based industry and how he’s created one of the best tasting waygu beef alternatives.

    Top Tier Foods Inc. is a Vancouver, Canada based company who garnered international headlines earlier this year when world renowned sushi chef Hidekazu Tojo claimed their plant-based alternative to wagyu beef was comparable in flavour and texture to the real thing.

    Now working with many of the largest sushi chains in the world, including Advanced Fresh Concept (AFC) Sushi, Top Tier Foods has developed a catalog of products that range from seaweed based alternatives to fish roe, to sticky quinoa for sushi, and of course plant-based wagyu beef.

    • 32 min
    The Latest Innovation in Cork: A Cork Taint Free Future

    The Latest Innovation in Cork: A Cork Taint Free Future

    Today we are joined by Carlos de Jesus Veneno, Director of Marketing and Communications for Amorim Cork to discuss the world of cork closures.

    In this podcast we discuss the latest breakthroughs in closure development including NDtech and Amorim’s new closure technology: Naturity® and Xpür®.
    We also share common closure issues you might have come across in your cellar: a leaking bottle, a risen cork, etc.

    Corticeira Amorim, based in Portugal and founded in 1870, is the world’s largest player in the cork industry. Amorim's responsible approach to raw materials and sustainable production illustrates the remarkable interdependence between industry and the vital cork ecosystem - one of the world’s most balanced examples of social, economic, and environmental development.

    • 29 min
    Wine Without Grapes? The First Molecular Wine & Spirits with Endless West

    Wine Without Grapes? The First Molecular Wine & Spirits with Endless West

    Wine without using grapes? Bourbon without grains?
    Molecular wine and spirits have made it to shelves near you and you're probably wondering if this is the beginning or end of the world?

    Today we are joined by Alec Lee, co-founder and CEO of Endless West to discuss the world of molecular wine and spirits.

    Endless West is a technology startup using scientific methods to create the world's first molecular wine and spirits - alcoholic beverages that are crafted 'note-by-note' using pure flavor and aroma molecules extracted from efficient sources in nature. A small, independent team of scientists, sommeliers, writers, chefs, and grad school dropouts, their mission is to use science to create food and drink of unparalleled quality, value, and heart. The company was founded in 2015 by Alec Lee and Mardonn Chua, and sommelier, Josh Decolongon. It is headquartered in San Francisco and has raised $30 million in total funding to date.

    • 31 min
    The Sticky Truth About Sweetners with D'Vash Organics

    The Sticky Truth About Sweetners with D'Vash Organics

    Sweeteners have been a source of controversy for some time in regards to health and sustainability issues.
    A lot of us believe that sugar free alternatives are healthier,but in this podcast we'll be shinning some light on the ugly truth about most sweeteners.

    Today we are joined by Brian Finkel and David Czinn, co-founder's of D'vash Organics.

    D'vash Organics fruit-based nectars and syrups are "a healthy and delicious alternative to sugar, honey, and agave." Based in Los Angeles, D'vash Organics is the leading purveyor of fruit-based nectars and syrups in the US retail market. All of their products are vegan, paleo-friendly, non-GMO, and have no added sugar.

    • 25 min
    Vietnamese Coffee Culture & Growing with Coffee Pioneer Tran Nhat Quang

    Vietnamese Coffee Culture & Growing with Coffee Pioneer Tran Nhat Quang

    Vietnam is the second largest producer of coffee after Brazil. It has a unique coffee culture that was first introduced by the French in the mid 1800's.

    Today we discuss Vietnam's key coffee growing regions and the evolution of coffee culture with Mr. Tran Nhat Quang, Founder of Là Việt Coffee. Quang is one of Vietnam's craft coffee pioneers and is establishing a fair trade approach to local growers.

    Là Việt is a producer of specialty coffee in Vietnam. Their whole bean coffee is made from hand-picked, carefully sorted and processed Arabica beans and comes in three roasting levels. The company opened its first retail café in Dalat in 2015, and has since expanded to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. In 2020, Là Việt also launched a Ready-to-Drink Coffee line.

    • 25 min
    Aveine Smart Wine Aerator: The game-changing device we all need

    Aveine Smart Wine Aerator: The game-changing device we all need

    What if there was a device you could just attach to the neck of a wine bottle and it would immediately replicate the effect of a wine that has been aerated for 24 hours?

    Today we get tech-savvy with Nicolas Naigeon, founder and CEO of Aveine, and discuss his game-changing invention - the first wine aerator controlled by a smartphone app.

    Using an AI-enriched database, the Aveine app identifies the wine scanned and calibrates the Aveine Smart Wine Aerator to the ideal level of aeration for that particular wine - from 1 minute to 24 hours - instantly.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
230 Ratings

230 Ratings

abdorima ,

Amazing!!

Great podcast!! So informative, fun, and engaging! You can tell Emilie takes a lot of time on this podcast and it’s well worth it Bc I’m loving it!!

Sarah 🍷 ,

For Global Foodies

Cool podcast to see what’s happening in the market and gain some real perspective about the industry. Excellent insights to the wine and drink market from a real pro.
The two part series about NingXia was one of the most engaging podcasts I’ve ever heard about Chinese wines.

veda23fghj ,

Awesome

Really fun and informative podcast!

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