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|Comments Off on Recipe: Zongzi (Chinese Tamales)

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Houston Chronicle Covers The Chop Drop

Yao Ming Gets in on the NFT Game In 2002, the Rockets made Yao Ming the first Chinese player to be drafted first overall by an NBA team and he would accomplish enough despite an injury-marred career to be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. Now, Yao [...]

By |2021-04-26T15:39:12-07:00April 26, 2021|Home Featured|0 Comments

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 |2021-04-14T08:31:42-07:00April 14, 2021|Home Featured, News|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Why is Cabernet Sauvignon the King of California Wine?

People often wonder how Cabernet Sauvignon became the quintessential varietal of California wine grapes. I’ll give you a little bit of history that should help explain the mystery. Cabernet Sauvignon is actually a bit of a love child, with a purple parent and a white parent. It is the cross [...]

By |2020-10-24T16:00:09-07:00September 21, 2017|Wine Education|0 Comments

The 5 Things You Need To Know About Swirling Wine

Your friend pops open a magnificent bottle of 94 point 2013 YAO MING Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, pours herself a glass, and starts swirling it around. She's not tasting it. She's not even looking at it yet. Just swirling it around and around her glass. Is this the ultimate in [...]

By |2021-04-11T19:53:34-07:00July 12, 2017|Home Featured, Wine Education|0 Comments
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