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 consumerism in the word. In this podcast, we discuss the rapid appreciation of wine in China. Furthermore, Ian shares with us his tips on succeeding and navigating the Chinese market. And finally, we dive into everything from sparkling water, coffee, coconut water and even bagels!
In 1999, Ian Ford co-founded Summergate, a recognized drinks importer, marketer, and distributor of wine, water, and spirits. In 2009, he set up wine retail shops in Beijing and Shanghai named Pudao Wines. Today he is the founder and CEO of Lightkeeper Studio, which aims to partner with entrepreneurs to provide guidance from his years of conquering China's beverage market.
To get in touch with Ian Ford email him @ firstname.lastname@example.org To find out more information about where to get great wines in Mainland China like Penfolds, CYT, and many others click here: http://www.summergate.com/en/home.aspx https://www.pudaowines.com/
About the host: Emilie Steckenborn is based in Shanghai, China for the last six-plus years. She is currently the Head of Education and US Brand Ambassador for North Asia at Treasury Wine Estates. Apart from hosting this foodie podcast, Emilie is a wine judge at Wine 100 and the official Wine Consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Her background includes a degree in Gastronomy from Cordon Bleu & Universite de Reims in France, a Wine Business Degree from NC in Canada and she is currently a Master of Wine Candidate. Contact us: email@example.com
Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken, our Editor Jeff and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!