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Rick Mindermann

Sacramento grocer Darrell Corti takes tea in Hong Kong.

Darrell Corti takes you to Hong Kong and China

Published: Thursday, May. 8, 2014 - 9:30 am

How would you like to take a 12-day trip to Hong Kong and China with internationally recognized food and wine expert (and self-described “grocer”) Darrell Corti of Sacramento? In a vicarious way, of course.

In October, Corti was invited to speak at the annual International Tea Industry Fair in Xaimen, China.

“I got to tag along to document the trip on Corti TV, our audiovisual blog window into Darrell’s world travels and the business of his store,” said Corti Bros. Market director Rick Mindermann. “The blog contains 997 photos, 94 edited videos and commentary on the trip. We visited four international trade shows, 20 restaurant and eating venues and four tea houses, and even managed to do some very interesting sightseeing in between.”

To date, Corti TV has had 87,000 views in 160 countries.

To whet your travel-dining appetite, watch the Hong Kong-China trailer here. To take the full trip, click here.

Corti Bros. Market is at 5810 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, (916) 736-3800,

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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