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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.

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

    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 in Inner Mongolia.
    With two distinct creations just released on the market, he’s taking his approach as a Chef and blending it into the world as a master distiller. In this episode we discuss the name behind Dragon's Blood, how it all got started and his unique approach to distilling.

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

    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 in China and converts into biofuel.

    This is the core issue: China has lots of food waste. It includes massive amounts of used cooking oil. The oil is often collected illegally and traded unethically, sometimes returning to the restaurants through a shady black market. MotionECO offers a legal, ethical and sustainable alternative to waste cooking oil management. Today, we sit down to discuss the efficiency of biofuel, how MotionECO is looking to disrupted the local biodiesel market and its future in China.

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

    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 marketplace that connects, often isolated producers, with eager buyers and roasters in China. Currently based in Shanghai, Lewis spent 10 years in finance and entrepreneurship before finding his true calling in his morning cup. In this podcast we discuss how Coffee Exchange all got started and what the Chinese coffee scene is really like.

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    Washington Wine Legend Bob Betz Master of Wine

    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 wines. Bob has played A leading role in Washington's wine industry for the last+ 40 vintages. In this episode we find out what makes Washington a unique wine region and what makes it different from Cali wines.

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    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 being embarked and reborn in Asia as the best value for your money. This sweet and rich fortified wine from Portugal is driving unprecedented growth in Asia. Today we sit down with Jorge Nunes the APAC Market Manager for Symington Family Estates to discuss everything about Port! We dive into its traditional production method, how to properly enjoy a glass and what’s the market like in APAC.

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

    Food waste is a heated topic around the world but particularly in China. We always hear stories about illegally sold restaurant waste reused for it's cooking oil or thousands of tons of food scraps wasted each day in big cities like Shanghai and Beijing. But what is actually happening in the food recycling ecosystem in China?

    In today’s podcast we sit down with June Zhang to discuss her findings about what’s actually happening in China’s recycling system.

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

    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 in China with Edouard Duval, CEO of East Meets West Fine Wines (EMW). After 15 years of running a successful beverage distribution business in China, Edouard Duval joins us to discuss how it all got started. EMW is one of the leading fine wine distributors in Greater China focused on family owned wineries. Growing up in the business and part of the Duval-Leroy Champagne house, Edouard shares some insight into the Champagne industry.

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

    Decanter Wine Magazine is one of the leading wine publications focused on lifestyle, industry insights, regional profiles and authoritative wine reviews. Founded in 1975, Decanter is the oldest wine publication in circulation in the UK. Today, Decanter grows its footprint around the world with its widely anticipated yearly consumer tasting and masterclasses during the Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter. In this podcast we're joined with award winning wine writer and Content Director at Decanter Magazine, John Stimpfig. We sit down to discuss everything from their Shanghai events, Chinese wines in the UK, global warming and even some tips on where to start if you want to become a wine writer.

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    The Power of Grit and Mentorship with Elyse Lambert MS

    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 numerous sommelier competitions across the world and is a featured wine columnist in various publications. There’s certainly no slowing down for her.

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

    Does Canada only produce Icewine? Recognized for its cold winters and cool climate wines, we discuss where this young winemaking country is headed. Today, we speak with Niagara based boutique wine producer Jakub Lipinski of Big Head Wines about the diversity of Canadian wines. In this episode we talk about the founding and development of Canadian wines in the international scene. We discover how Big Head wines got it's start and how it makes excellent wine from a place not often thought of in the international stage. If exploring great wines around the world is your passion check out this podcast. Enjoy!

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