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Interview with Simon Berry, Chairman Berry Bros. & Rudd

Published on 25 November 2014
Simon Berry, Chairman of Berry Brothers and Rudd (BBR) the London-based quality wine merchant, still family owned 316 years after it launched, recently visited Asia, where significant operations have been in place since the mid-1990s. Asian Palate caught up w... read more

Vincent Cheung – Asian Wine Personality of the Year 2014

Published on 23 June 2014
Vincent Cheung was named the Asian Wine Personality of the Year 2014, during Vinexpo Asia Pacific 2014, held in Hong Kong in May 2014. Jeannie Cho Lee, MW co-presented the award, as a representative of the Institute of Masters of Wine. The award sponsor was tr... read more

Interview with Mr Guillaume Deglise, CEO of Vinexpo

Published on 8 May 2014
Hong Kong hosted the world’s leading international wine and spirits fair, Vinexpo Asia-Pacific 2014, for three days from 27th to 29th May, 2014, at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. This trade-only event brings together buyers, producers and ... read more

Interview with Ayana Misawa of Grace Winery

Published on 25 April 2014
Japan has been making wine since the second half of the 19th century. One of the most established and well respected wineries in the Yamanashi Prefecture is Grace Winery, founded by Chotaro Misawa in 1923. Now this family-owned winery is run by the fourth-ge... read more

Actress Turned Winemaker: Bernice Liu

Published on 24 March 2014
Sam Neill, Kyle Maclachlan, Angelina Jolie, and James Cameron are only a few names among a long list of celebrities who own commercial wineries, wine brands or vineyards. However, Hollywood is not the only celebrity community moving towards this trend. In As... read more

Interview With Alexandra Schmedes Of Bodegas Ercavio

Published on 6 March 2014
Last year, Spain confirmed its position as the third largest exporter of bottled wines in China, ranking behind France and Australia. According to the latest figures published by the Chinese Duties and Excise authorities, Spanish wine imports in China went u... read more

Chile’s Iconic Wine Ambassador: Eduardo Chadwick

Published on 27 February 2014
March 2014 is an eventful month for the wine community in Hong Kong. Important wine industry figures who will be visiting include Robert Parker, Jancis Robinson, as well as Eduardo Chadwick and Steven Spurrier who will be co-hosting a Gala Dinner celebrating... read more

Interview With Fujino Katsuhisa

Published on 27 January 2014
Japan may not be the country in Asia that has the largest wine consumption, but it the most mature and sophisticated wine market in Asia. It is not surprising that Japanese wine lovers are so enamoured with Burgundy, not only does it pair beautifully with it... read more

Learning About Vintage Port From Euan Mackay

Published on 14 January 2014
During the cold winter months, Port is a great wine to warm you up. While it is traditionally enjoyed after a meal, we at Asian Palate suggest it as drink on its own between meals. Port was created by the British merchants nearly 300 years ago mainly to ensu... read more

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