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

Bottled in China Emilie Steckenborn

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    • 5.0 • 201 Ratings

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

    Demystifying sulfites and the importance of grape quality in winemaking with Michael Brughelli

    Demystifying sulfites and the importance of grape quality in winemaking with Michael Brughelli

    In this podcast we discuss the craft fine winemaking, demystifying sulfites and the importance of grape quality in winemaking.

    Our guest today is Santa Barbara based winemaker Michael Brughelli.
    A California native, Brughelli has worked with some of the biggest names and vineyards in Santa Barbara.

    He was the general manager and winemaker for Ken Volk a decade prior. He then worked at Bien Nacido Vineyard and learned from some of the county's most talented winemakers sourcing fruit from the legendary vineyards of Santa Barbara.

    He co-founded and was the winemaker for Scar of the Sea. In 2019, he sold his portion of Scar of the Sea back to Guigni to launch his own consultancy.

    Brughelli is also the winemaker at Folded Hills Winery, Ranch and Homestead

    Michael Brughelli founded his eponymous wine brand in 2018. He crafts high-end, allocated Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Santa Maria Valley currently selling at $200 a bottle.

    • 23 min
    How to Simplify Wine Lingo and Connect with the Next Generation of Wine Consumers

    How to Simplify Wine Lingo and Connect with the Next Generation of Wine Consumers

    Recent reports indicate that younger consumers are less likely to embrace wine.

    So what can we do to engage them?

    In this episode we speak with wine communicator and influencer Angela Aiello about ways the industry can become more approachable to new consumers.

    With her experience as a wine communicator and influencer, I wanted to hear Angela's thoughts on how the world of wine has changed, and where it’s headed.

    Angela is a respected wine, food, and culinary expert, influencer, host, and hospitality maven. She loves to taste, talk, and teach and is the regular on-air expert for CTV Your Morning, CHCH Morning Live, and various radio shows. She also has her own show called 'The Juice'. Known as Super Wine Girl, Angela brings adventure, fascination and excitement to the world of wine. 

    • 26 min
    Wine, Art, Creativity and the Metaverse - Connecting all the dots with Jean-Charles Boisset

    Wine, Art, Creativity and the Metaverse - Connecting all the dots with Jean-Charles Boisset

    Today’s podcast is about finding creativity and inspiration through wine.

    In this episode we sit down with Jean-Charles Boisset to discuss his vision of wine through art, and how we might be closer than ever to the vineyards through the Metaverse.

    I consider Jean-Charles Boisset to be an artist who embraces so many facets of the wine industry, expressing it through jewelry, art, perfume, and entertainment.

    Jean-Charles’ passion for California and California wineries endowed with history, heritage and a pioneering spirit led him to Sonoma County in 2003, where he purchased DeLoach Vineyards, an early producer of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel in the esteemed Russian River Valley. This set to motion further purchases of distinct wineries and destinations in the Napa Valley and Sonoma County, including Raymond Vineyards, Buena Vista Winery, Oakville Grocery, and in 2021 The Ink House Luxury Inn and Elizabeth Spencer Winery in Rutherford.

    • 24 min
    A Primer to Wine NFT

    A Primer to Wine NFT

    Aubert & Mathieu has become the first French wine brand to embrace cryptocurrency and sell digital assets via blockchain.
    But first off, what are NFTs?

    In today’s podcast we explore the fascinating world of NFTs and find out what opportunities and possibilities there are within the wine industry.
    Today we are joined by Anthony Aubert, cofounder of Aubert & Mathieu.
    Aubert & Mathieu is the project of two friends who aim to move the lines in the very codified world of French wine.

    • 19 min
    Wine From Bhutan? High Altitude, High Hopes

    Wine From Bhutan? High Altitude, High Hopes

    Today we speak with Michael Juergens, the founder of the Bhutan Wine Company, who is leading the development of the wine industry in the kingdom of Bhutan.

    Sharing a border with China and India, Bhutan is known for its remarkable landscape characterized by steep mountains.

    Michael is also a senior partner with a Big Four consulting firm, where he runs the Winery Solutions practice.

    In this podcast we speak about how a trip abroad to Bhutan lead Michael to speak with the local government about investing in vineyards and winemaking.

    While wine has yet to be produced, in this podcast we discuss how this high altitude region holds high hopes of becoming a quality wine region.

    • 22 min
    Boldly, Evolving: New York Wines and their place in Mainland China

    Boldly, Evolving: New York Wines and their place in Mainland China

    What are some challenges and opportunities at home and in Asia's most dynamic wine market?

    In November last year, I had the chance to lead an online seminar for New York Wines titled “Boldly, Evolving: New York Wines & their place in Mainland China”.

    In this podcast I’ve summed up the key takeaways of that event.

    Joining as guest panelists are: Oskar Bynke and Frederick Merwarth of Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards, Master Sommelier Christopher Bates of Element Winery, Ifan Wang, Co-Founder of Shanghai Pietra Rossa and Sales Director at LIBER, and Hannah Williams, Beverage Director at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

    In the first part of the podcast, we’ll discuss how COVID has changed the current wine landscape in China.

    We’ll also hear the thoughts of top New York producers on which grape varietals should be crowned as the flagship white and red varietals.

    In the end we touch upon what makes NY unique from other wine producing regions in USA.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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201 Ratings

201 Ratings

Alexstrath1 ,

Heavy hitters on deck

Emilie brings on some of the top experts and asks them amazing questions. Hands down one of the hardest working/best hosts I’ve come across. Such a valuable listen.

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.

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