Bottled in China

47 EpisodesProduced by Emilie SteckenbornWebsite

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.

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Zamora Company, a global recipe for success with CEO Emilio Restoy Cabrera

September 3rd, 2019


Emilio Restoy Cabrera, is CEO of a value-oriented wine and spirits conglomerate: Zamora Company. The Spanish Chemical Engineer, Marketing Expert, and MBA has climbed the corporate ladder of his own family business. He …

Caffein Reinvented with Daniel de Smeth of Highlite

August 29th, 2019


Mate is a traditional South American caffeinated drink that rose in popularity in Germany under the name Yerba-Mate. Today, Daniel de Smeth is …

China's Wine Market, Then & Now with Wine Expert Dan Siebers

August 15th, 2019


Dan Siebers is an accomplished sommelier and China market expert. He’s been in the industry since the late 1990s and has seen it all. Dan has seen …

Never Bet Against Pizza with Alex Cree, Cofounder of Baozza

July 28th, 2019


First launched in Beijing and now in Shanghai, Baozza is becoming a hot trend. It's the perfect example of assimilation of cultures. Baozza is still …

Booming Australian Wines in China with David Lucas Regional GM of North Asia

July 2nd, 2019


In the last few weeks, Australian wines have officially taken over France as China's most imported country by volume. This might come as no surprise …

What is China's Future Flagship Grape? With Julien Bouldard , Director of Zhulian Wine Consulting

May 16th, 2019


“Who wants to try, honestly, Chinese Cabernet Sauvignon? But what about Chinese Marselan? I think there’s something here, an opportunity.”

Today we …

Dragons and Gin with Daniel Brooker, Owner & Maker of Dragon's Blood Gin

May 6th, 2019


Dragons are real and they come from Inner Mongolia.

Today we speak with Daniel Brooker, Owner and Maker of Dragon's Blood, a gin produced in Chifeng …

Turning Used Cooking Oil into Biofuel with Liu Shutong, Founder of MotionEco

March 11th, 2019


A messy problem with a green solution.
In today's podcast we sit down with CEO of MotionEco, Shu Tong about how his company sources used cooking oil …

The Green Coffee Revolution with Lewis Harding, CEO of Coffee Exchange

March 4th, 2019


In today's episode we sit down with Lewis Harding, CEO of Coffee Exchange to discuss one of our favorite beverages, coffee. Coffee Exchange is a …

Washington Wine Legend Bob Betz Master of Wine

February 27th, 2019


Today we sit down with Bob Betz, Master of Wine, Consulting Winemaker and Founder of Betz Family Winery to discuss his journey and Washington State …

The Spirited Future of Port in Asia with Jorge Nunes, Winemaker/ APAC Market Manager for Symington Family Estates

February 13th, 2019


The Spirited Future of Port in Asia with Jorge Nunes, Winemaker/APAC Market Manager for Symington Family Estates

Watch out everyone, Port is no longer for your grandparent’s generation. Listen in to learn how Port is …

Food for Thought: Food Waste in China with June Zhang of Collective Responsibility

January 28th, 2019


Food waste is a heated topic around the world but especially in China. We always hear stories about illegally sold restaurant waste reused for it's …

China's Bubbling Champagne Market with Edouard Duval, CEO of EMW

December 13th, 2018


Champagne is a growing category around the world, but do we see the same trend in China? In this episode we explore the current situation of Champagne with Edouard Duval, CEO of East Meets West Fine Wines. Part of the …

Decanting the Wine World with John Stimpfig, Content Director of Decanter Magazine

November 29th, 2018


Decanter Wine Magazine is one of the leading wine publications focused on lifestyle, industry insights, regional profiles and authoritative wine …

The Power of Grit and Mentorship with Elyse Lambert MS

November 15th, 2018


Elyse Lambert MS is one of the most respected female sommeliers in the world. Based in Montreal, Quebec, she earned the title of Master Sommelier in 2015. Elyse has her own radio program on Radio Canada, winner of …

BIG Possibilities for Canadian Wines with Jakub Lipinski of Big Head Wines

October 18th, 2018


Does Canada only produce Icewine? Recognized for its cold winters and cool climate wines, we discuss where this young winemaking country is headed. …

Wholesome Living in China with Frank Steffen, Founder of Pure & Whole

October 3rd, 2018


The idea of pure, unprocess food feels like an unrealistic concept for us in China. Frank Steffen is known as the pioneer of the vegetarian movement …

Chilean Wine is WOWing in the China Market, with Julio Alonso, Director of Wines of Chile Asia

September 12th, 2018


China is Chile's largest market for wine, through 2016-2017, overall imports into China grew 26%. Today, we sit down with the Director of Wines of …

Building that Burger Empire with Charles Zeng, Founder & CEO of Charlie's Hospitality Group

September 5th, 2018


Charles Zeng could be the burger mayor of Shanghai. He currently owns five Charlie’s Burger restaurants in the city and consistently serves up some …

All about drinks with Theo Watt Founder of DRiNK Magazine & Thirsty Work Productions

August 23rd, 2018


DRiNK Magazine is arguably the industry's insider view into the leading bars, personalities and hotspots in Asia. Today, we discuss with Theo Watt, Founder of Thirsty Work Production & DRiNK Magazine about his …

An APP for your Appetite with Stone Shi, Founder & CEO of Bon APP!

August 12th, 2018


If you don't already know, China is a foodie nation. With so many various local cuisines and now, international restaurants opening up in tier one cities, there's enough selection to keep us constantly busy. But how can …

What's Brewing with Paul Gelinas, VP & General Manager, China at Stone Brewing

July 19th, 2018


Beer lovers rejoice! Stone Brewing is opening up their very own taproom and promising to deliver China the freshest craft beer straight from America. Voted twice by readers of Beer Advocate as the #1 "All Time Top …

Can Blockchain Solve Fake Goods Entering the Market? With Billy Chan from DropChain

July 12th, 2018


If you live in China you usually ask yourself: is this milk real? Is this wine a copy? Is this vegetable really organic?
Billy Chan, Founder of DropChain hopes that blockchain innovation will set us in the right …

Italian Wine in China with Simone Incontro Simone Incontro, the GM of Greater China for Veronafiere/Vinitaly

May 8th, 2018


Italy is one of the epicenters of gastronomy, luxury goods, and needless to say, great wine! But while the French have enjoyed massive success in the China market, what about Italy?
In this recording, we're joined with …

F&B Sustainability in China? Interview with Jonathan Cruysberghs, Co-Founder of Feibao

May 1st, 2018


The World Bank reported that China is set to produce twice as much waste as the US by 2030, and we ask ourselves: where will that all end up?
Today, I'm joined with Jonathan Cruysberghs, Co-Founder of Feibao to discuss …

When Personality & Passion Combine, we get Mixologist Extraordinaire Chris Lowder

April 16th, 2018


When personality and passion combine, we get the extraordinaire Chris Lowder! Lowder is the bar legend who set out to compile a cocktail book of 173 …

Discussing Shanghai's First Gin Distillery with Joseph Judd from Peddlers Gin Company

February 21st, 2018


In 2016, three friends got together and decided to create Shanghai's first ever premium Gin.
They did so by creating a brand that stays true to Shanghai and selecting ingredients that reflect China's unique spices, …

China's Beverage Guru Ian Ford, Summergate Co-Founder and Founder at Lightkeeper Studio

December 27th, 2017


With over 25 years of wine development in China, Ian Ford joins us today share his adventures, insights, and expertise in the food and beverage scene. Ian has influenced and witnessed one of the largest shifts in wine …

Serving Inspiration with Koen Vessies, Executive Chef of El Willy F&B Group

November 22nd, 2017


Have you wondered how Chefs gain their inspiration? In this podcast, we talk with Koen Vessies, Executive Chef of El Willy F&B Group about his travel abroad and how he finds inspiration in the kitchen. Open up any …

Hot Pot and Californian Wine? With Christopher Beros of California Wine Institute

October 25th, 2017


Expert wine market insight and unexpected wine pairing advice with tricky dishes in today's episode with Christopher Beros the Asia Director of California Wine Institute.

In this podcast, we discuss the rise of …

Meet one of Shanghai's most happening personalities in F&B, Camden Hauge

September 28th, 2017


Meet one of Shanghai's most happening personalities in the food and drink industry, owner and operator of Egg, co-founder of Social Supply, Camden Hauge. From New York, London and now based here in Shanghai, Camden …

Building one of the best bars in Asia with Yao Lu, Co-Founder and Head Bartender at Union Trading Company

September 19th, 2017


Building one of the best bars in Asia from scratch with Yao Lu, Co-Founder and Head Bartender at Union Trading Company shares his story and learnings of his adventures in Shanghai. In 2017, Union Trading Company was …

Crazy for Coconuts with Founder of gre3n Thames Wangpatravanich

September 1st, 2017


In the last couple years coconut water has taken off in big cities like Shanghai. One of the most iconic names you'll see in the city is gre3n coconut water which was launched in 2014 by Founder & CEO Thames …

Fashion marketer by day, food KOL by night with Mary Ma

July 12th, 2017


Fashion marketer by day, food KOL by night. Mary Ma is a foodie, chef and key opinion leader in the F&B scene here in Shanghai. Her own passion for cooking started a few years back when she began hosting dinner …

What it Takes to Become a DFB with Hoon Namgoong

June 15th, 2017


In this podcast we interview Hoon Namgoong, Director of Food and Beverage for Double Tree by Hilton about what it's really like to manage 200 employees and 6 restaurant outlets. A hospitality major from Canada and years …

No Menu Cocktail Concept with Founder Eddy Yang of The Tailor Group

June 6th, 2017


Shanghai runs on cocktails! Today, we sit down with one of China's most renown bartenders and Founder at The Tailor Group: Eddy Yang. We talk about his experience from what it was like working in London at Detroit Bar …

China's First Ever Cinnamon Roll Bakery with Co-Founder Jared Turner of CinnaSwirl

May 24th, 2017


Anyone with a sweet tooth would have craved cinnamon rolls if they stayed in China long enough. Finally a shop that does just that: make the best …

Mixing Success & Passion with Chief Mixologist Macarena Rotger

April 28th, 2017


To listen to Macarena Rotger Chief Mixologist talk about her cocktails is to step into a dreamy wonderland. Especially when she describes you her …

The Rise of Premium Chinese Coffee with Bryan from Lanna Coffee

April 23rd, 2017


Chinese coffee? Many people might not know that there's great quality coffee produced in Yunnan, China.
Today, we talk to founder Bryan Rakphongphairoj from Lanna Coffee about Yunnan coffee and what's going on in the …

Street Food & Bourbon Aged Beer with Dave Bob from Kentucky Ale

March 9th, 2017


Taiwan is famed for it's lively night markets lined with food stalls that serve up local specialties.
Today, I'm joined with "Bar & Club Personality of the Year" Dave Bob who is now the Senior Brand Rep for …

Can a Competition Finally Improve Wine in China? With David Jiang of Wine 100

March 1st, 2017


How to improve the quality of wines produced in China?
As a buyer, how to select the best bottle out of thousands of choices?

In this interview we're joined with David Jiang, Managing Director of Wine 100, one of …

Taiwan's Craft Beer Revolution with Peter Huang from Taihu Brewing

February 21st, 2017


What's brewing in Taiwan? We're joined by Peter Huang, Managing Partner of Taihu Brewing, the country's leading craft brewery. In this episode we talk everything from black sesame beer, sour beer and innovation in …

WeChat Tips for Navigating China with Zhiwei, CEO of Penguin Guide

February 7th, 2017


Ever wonder how to leverage from Wechat, China's largest social media platform with over 1 billion users?
Zhiwei, CEO of Penguin Guide joins us today …

Peruvian Chifas and Sexy Tapas with Chef Carlos Sotomayor from Elefante

January 17th, 2017


Have you heard of "Chifa", the Peruvian style Chinese cuisine emerging in Peru? In this episode we talk with Chef Carlos from Elefante, about what it …

Reinventing the Bao: Alex Xu owner of Baoism transforms Shanghai street food

December 25th, 2016


Reinventing traditional street food for a new generation is no small task. Owner/Chef Alex Xu of Baoism joins us to discuss street food and his trendy restaurant: Baoism that takes Shanghai traditional breakfast food …

Innovation in the spirits industry. Insight into the Chinese market with Nancy Juang

December 25th, 2016


Ganbei! In this episode Nanacy Juang updates us on what's really going on in the Chinese spirits industry. Originally from Seattle and currently based in Shanghai, Nancy has worked with the top tobacco, wine and spirit …

China sweet wine addiction, is the hype real? With Sandor Hunyadi, Brand Manager and former sommelier

December 25th, 2016


It's the debut of Bottled in China! In this episode we are joined by Sandor Hunyadi, former sommelier at some of Shanghai's top restaurant.

Formerly from Hungary, Sandor shares with us his experience in China working in …

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