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A Cheesemaker’s Wine-Pairing Guide

Published on 13 August 2014 in Wine Diary
To learn the basics about cheese, Jean-Francois Antony, from a family of French artisan cheesemakers at Fromagerie Antony, suggests getting familiar with five basic types:1. Comté – Antony suggests starting out with Comté that is not too old, just one or two... read more

Keeping Warm With Mulled Wine

Published on 16 April 2014 in Wine Diary
There are many ways to keep yourself warm in this cold weather: wear down-filled jacket, cuddle up with your loved ones by the fireplace or cupping your hands around and drinking a glass of mulled wine! Mulled wine is usually made with red wine along with var... read more

Figeac Vertical

Published on 13 December 2013 in Wine Diary
Figeac is a historic property with roots dating back more than 1,500 years. Since 1946, it has been owned by the Manoncourt family, and until early 2013, it was managed by Eric d’Aramont and his wife Laure d’Aramont Manoncourt. Many changes have taken place ... read more

Penfolds’ Key To Success

Published on 25 November 2013 in Wine Diary
If imitation is the ultimate form of flattery, then Penfolds enjoys countless admirers. I have seen ‘Benfolds’, ‘Penfold’ and ‘Benfol’ among many other renditions of the brand name in China. There are only a handful of wineries in Australia that can boast a ... read more

Barbadillo Sherry Tasting

Published on 23 September 2013 in Wine Diary
Spanish food and wine is gaining momentum in Hong Kong – more Spanish restaurants and tapas bars have opened over the past few years than in the previous ten years! Wine lovers are discovering the vibrant personality of whites like Albarino and Verdejo and t... read more

Dunn Vertical Tasting

Published on 7 August 2013 in Wine Diary
The story of Dunn Vineyards echoes the growth of Napa Valley’s own tale of success over the past three decades. Dunn was founded in 1979 by Randy and Lori Dunn. They initially started with only five acres of vineyards, which expanded over the years, increasi... read more

Baijiu Tasting

Published on 8 July 2013 in Wine Diary
June 28th 2013 was an educational day for me in Shanghai. Immersed in baijiu, not wine this time, I methodically tasted through over 80 baijius taking notes in the same way I do for wine. What surprised me about the baijius were how similar the flavours are ... read more

German Pinot Noir

Published on 2 June 2013 in Wine Diary
Pinot Noir is Germany's best kept secret. Although it is the country's 3rd most planted grape variety, just after Riesling and Muller Thurgau, it is rarely seen on restaurant wine lists and retail shops in major Asian cities like Hong Kong and Singapore. Peo... read more

Recent Blind Tasted Wines

Published on 7 May 2013 in Wine Diary
When I became a Master of Wine, a well-known Master of Wine offered me some wise advice: “Now that you are an MW, never taste blind. You have Is but of my curl viagra sale replenish what nice http://www.mordell... read more

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