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15/01/2020 14:02

It’s finally online the 2020 edition of Zhong can yi jiu, the first guide devoted to the matching of Chinese cuisines, either traditional or contemporary, to Italian wines. and

The guide, in Chinese and English, is part of the program Chinese Cuisines meet Italian Wines, promoted by the ITALIAN WINE BANK (, produced by The I Factor (Hong Kong - Dubai) in collaboration with 24 talented Chinese chefs from Beijing and Shanghai, the Club China - Italian Sommelier Association and the Hong Kong Chinese Culinary Institute. In edition 2020 has been under the auspices of the Italian Embassy in China and the Italian Trade Commission in Beijing.

A preview of the guide has been presented last June at “I love Italian Wines”, event organized by the Ice Agency of Beijing and the Italian Embassy in China. The second edition of Zhong can yi jiu has been realized under the Auspices of the Italian Consul General in Hong Kong.

To the first two editions, the guide had the participation of 41 Italian wineries (see list below) and a total of 140 pairings. “Zhong can yi jiu is the only project that aim to propose innovative tools to the Italian wineries for their marketing strategies, pairing their wines to the creations of contemporary chefs who work in Chinese restaurants in China, but also Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore and worldwide”, says Rosario Scarpato, founder and director of the guide.

The project includes the publication of the printed version of the second edition and a roadshow of presentation, with tastings in restaurants, seminars and Fairs, in China and Hong Kong.

PARTICIPATING WINERIES (2019 & 2020*): Allegrini, Argiolas, Arnaldo Caprai*, Azienda Agricola Oasi Paradiso, Balan, Baracchi*, Bottega*, Bove*, Carlo Pellegrino, Cascina Gilli*, Castello Di Ama, Castello Di Banfi*, Castello Di Magione, Castello Di Volpaia*, Ceretto, Conti Zecca*, Do Ville*, Felsina, Feudi Di San Gregorio, Giuseppe Cortese*, Luigi Einaudi*, Macchie S. Maria*, Masciarelli, Mazzei, Mocali, Montelvini*, Planeta, Plasma, Podere Conca, Prediomagno*, Rauscedo*, Rocca Bernarda, Rubinelli Vajol, Sartori*, Sgarzi Luigi*, Tasca D'Almerita, Tenimenti Spinsanti, Tenute Sella, Tinazzi – Campopian*, Tinazzi – Ca’ De’ Rocchi*, Villa Sandi

PARTICIPATING CHEFS (2019 & 2020*): Chinese Culinary Institute*, Allen Ren*, Chai Xin (Country Kitchen at Rosewood Hotel Beijing), Dong Biao*, Duan Yu (Poetry.Wine, Beijing), Felix Xue*, Gu Zhihui (Beijing Kitchen, Beijing), Jack Zhong*, Jackie Fong*, Jeffrey She*, Jin Wei*, Justin Quek*, Kevin Li*, Lei Hong (Hilton Hotel Wangfujing), Li Dong (Jing Yaa at The Opposite House), Lin Guoyu*, Sam Feng* (The Garden Chinese Restaurant at Renaissance Beijing), Wu Cong (Hilton Hotel Wangfujing), Xia Peng (Noob Huang), Yang Jie (Feast Restaurant), Zhang Jinxiong (Yunnan), Zhao Guo (Yuxiang Renjia, Beijing), Zhao Xinyu (food artist, photographer and author), Zhu Haifeng (Wulixiang, Shanghai)