Summer and the Blessing of Fog (5 of 9)

Summer and the Blessing of Fog In summer, the rains that brought budbreak and flowering dry up. The skies are clear and blue, and temperatures rise. And rise. And rise. The growing grapes do not appreciate the heat, especially the grapes that will become red wines. But the Napa [...]

By |2021-06-29T15:55:34-07:00June 23, 2021|Wine Education|

Recipe: Zongzi (Chinese Tamales)

Recipe courtesy of LuckyRice founder Danielle Chang Grandma Hsiang's Chinese tamales  Filling ingredients 5 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons Shaoxing rice wine 1 1-inch piece cinnamon stick 2 star anise pods 1 teaspoon five-spice powder 2 pounds pork belly, cut into 1-inch cubes Zongzi ingredients 3 cups uncooked sweet glutinous [...]

By |2021-06-03T07:11:27-07:00June 3, 2021|Home Featured, Wine and Food|

Bill Sanders featured on “Pairs with Life” podcast

Curious about how Yao Family Wines is leading the trend in using blockchain and NFTs, and what it means for the future of the wine business? Yao Family Wines' Chief Marketing Officer, Bill Sanders, sat down for an interview on the Pairs With Life Podcast to talk all about it. Listen Now: Pairs [...]

By |2021-04-26T15:51:56-07:00April 26, 2021|Home Featured|

If Yao Family Wines auctioned off NFTs, might more Napa Valley wineries soon do the same?

Napa Valley Register on The Chop Drop Napa Valley’s Yao Family Wines made headlines after the winery announced it intended to become the first in the world to pair NFTs with bottles of its wine at auction. NFT stands for “non-fungible token.” A fungible item is something like a $1 bill, according [...]

By |2021-04-26T15:41:52-07:00April 26, 2021|Home Featured|

Yao Family Wines Offers the First Napa Valley Wine Paired with NFT Digital Collectible

NAPA VALLEY, Calif., April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Yao Family Wines, the critically acclaimed Napa Valley winery founded by retired basketball star and global humanitarian Yao Ming, is releasing its most exclusive wine "THE CHOP" paired with a limited edition NFT. Yao Family Wines becomes the first winery in the world to offer a wine [...]

By |2022-05-02T16:03:34-07:00April 14, 2021|Home Featured, News|

NFT hype hits unlikely place: Yao Ming’s Napa winery

From the San Francisco Chronicle Yao Family Wines is holding the auction through GFT Exchange for its 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon called “The Chop,” named for the traditional Chinese family seal. Alongside a bottle of wine, buyers will get “a limited edition NFT”: a digital image of Yao drinking, with information [...]

By |2021-04-13T14:18:19-07:00April 13, 2021|Home Featured, News|

Yao Ming pairs wines with NFT to fight anti-Asian hate

From the South China Morning Post Yao Ming’s Yao Family Winery will auction an NFT wine pairing on Wednesday with some of the proceeds going toward community organisations fighting against anti-Asian discrimination in the US. The former Houston Rockets star founded the Napa Valley-winery, with the first wines released in [...]

By |2021-04-13T14:06:54-07:00April 13, 2021|Home Featured, News|

Yao Ming’s Dedication to Wildlife is a Slam Dunk

He’s the world’s biggest star from the the most populous country. And he’s been fighting to end the illegal wildlife trade for more than 12 years. NBA all-star and Olympian Yao Ming is not just a WildAid ambassador, he’s an integral part of WildAid’s family and the conservation community. Hear [...]

By |2021-04-13T14:19:34-07:00February 7, 2019|Home Featured, News|
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