he is launching his own wine label, Yao Family Wines. Yao will release the inaugural vintage of Yao Ming Napa Valley Cabernet in China on Nov. 28.
Wine From India The 7' 6" Houston Rockets center became a fan and a booster of California Cabernet during his time in the NBA. "Napa Valley wines are the wines I fell in love with when I lived in the U.S.," Yao, 31, told Wine Spectator . "While I was on the road with the Rockets, the players would go out to dinner together and some of them knew a lot about wine, and I learned from them." Two years ago, Yao and his management team decided to act on his enthusiasm, hoping to create a fine wine to represent Napa Valley in the growing Chinese market. This week, the winery will release the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon in Beijing, Guangzhou and Yao's hometown of Shanghai. A Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon will debut next year. The winery will also begin sales in the U.S. market next year.
Wines Of India For America, the wine's biggest impact could be as a symbol of Napa Valley in the growing Chinese wine business. "China is the priority market" for the wine, according to Con Constandis, president and managing director for Pernod Ricard China, which is importing the wines into the People's Republic. "California as a wine region enjoys quite high awareness among the Chinese consumers, and, in particular, premium Napa Valley wines have a pretty good image and are gradually becoming well-accepted by sophisticated wine lovers in China." According to company officials, the Yao Ming Napa Valley Cabernet will be sold at $289 a bottle, in the "ultra prestige" segment of the market, where the status labels of Bordeaux and Champagne reside. When China's new wealthy class began to drink imported wines, classic French regions like Bordeaux, Champagne and, more recently, Burgundy, were their early acquisitions. Napa producers have worked to gain a foothold in China in recent years, but it can be a daunting market to enter. According to data from China customs, France owned 47 percent of the market for imported bottled wine in 2010. The U.S. came in sixth, with a 6.4 percent share.
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HAMMONTON — “New Jersey wine country” is still far from ahousehold phrase, but more people are learning every year that theGarden State is home to a growing number of qualityvineyards.
India Vineyard That was clear this weekend at wineries in Hammonton and thesurrounding area, which were overrun with guests for the annualHoliday Wine Trail Weekend.
Red Wine In India “Yesterday was a mob scene,” said Barbara Mazzola, of Hammonton, asaleswoman who was pouring wines Sunday at Tomasello Winery.“People had the rented jitney buses, school buses. It wasnuts.” Wineries host wine trail weekends throughout the year, including aValentine’s Day weekend, Mother’s Day weekend and another weekendin the middle of July. During these weekends, they open theirtasting rooms and provide food, gifts, music, and otherentertainment.
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Viking Red Swedish Hill’s Viking Red, featured in a display earlier thisyear at the winery as a gold medal winner, earned a double goldearlier this month.
Vineyards India New York wineries won awards for the best sparkling wine, thebest dessert wine, six double golds and 10 gold medals in theAmerican Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition held Nov. 8 to 10in Rochester.
India Vineyard This is a great showing because there were only 24 double goldand 24 gold medals awarded among the 527 entries from U.S. andCanadian wineries. The competition’s sponsor, the American Wine Society, has itsroots in our area. It was founded in 1967 when a group of some 200wine enthusiasts gathered at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s vineyard onKeuka Lake for their inaugural meeting. Today, the society has4,200 members in 41 states. The organization is open to the publicand provides members opportunities to learn about wine, winemakingand wine and food pairings.
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StoneCap's 2010s are all best buys StoneCap is the second label of Goose Ridge, a 1,600-acre vineyard and winery across from Red Mountain. The estate is planted to cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, riesling, viognier and pinot gris, and what is particularly unusual about the StoneCap wines, all $8, is that they use exclusively estate-grown fruit.
India Winery IT IS RARE that I taste through an entire lineup of new releases from any winery and am able to award each and every one of them a best-buy commendation. The 2010 wines from StoneCap all deserve that accolade, and more.
Vineyards India StoneCap is the second label of Goose Ridge, a sprawling, 1,600-acre vineyard and winery across from Red Mountain. The estate is planted to cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, riesling, viognier and pinot gris, and what is particularly unusual about the StoneCap wines, which are all priced at $8, is that they use exclusively estate-grown fruit.
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