Emilie Steckenborn is host and creator of the Bottled In China Podcast, which she founded in 2016, to share the stories and adventures of passionate individuals in the Asian food and beverage scene.
Emilie has lived in Shanghai, China for more than nine years. She previously worked at Summergate Fine Wines & Spirits, the Chinese importer founded by Ian Ford, with whom we discussed the China drinks industry more broadly in Season Five of the Drinks Adventures Podcast.
Emilie oversees wine programs for top-tier businesses in Asia, including serving as the wine consultant for China Eastern Airlines.
And she’s also very knowledgeable about Chinese wine and the culture of wine appreciation in China.
Emilie joins us to share this knowledge, and also tell us a bit more about Bottled In China.
The show is already on my regular rotation, and in fact I’ll be making an appearance in the coming weeks, so be sure to tune in and subscribe to Bottled In China, wherever you listen to podcasts.
But first up in this episode, I asked Emilie how she found her way from Canada to work in the wine industry in China.
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