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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

Interview with David Henderson from Dragon’s Hollow

Published on 23 December 2013
Dedicating to developing a market for Chinese fine wines, David Henderson founded China Fine Wines in 2006. This is the only company in China (that we are aware of) that offers a selection of wines made in China exclusively for export. David Henderson has a ... read more

Getting To Know Anne Gros

Published on 10 December 2013
The Gros family became part of the Burgundian establishment in the 1830s when Alophonse Gros married Madame Latour and settled in Vosne-Romanee. There are three key Gros domaines to keep in mind: Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur, Domaine Michel Gros and Domaine A... read more

Interview With Richard Juhlin

Published on 28 November 2013
Richard Juhlin is one of the top Champagne experts in the world. At the annual Spectacle du Monde tasting in 2003, the Sweden-born Juhlin successfully identified 43 out of 50 Champagnes that were tasted blind. He is the author of several books, including “A ... read more

Gerard Basset: Man Of The Year

Published on 23 October 2013
Gerard Basset is a man of many letters. He is the only person in the world to hold the combined honors of Master of Wine, Master Sommelier, Wine MBA and World's Best Sommelier. He is also the owner of Hotel Terravina in New Forest and co-founder of the Hotel... read more

The Story Behind Emma Gao

Published on 9 October 2013
Emma Gao is the chief winemaker of Silver Heights in Ningxia of China. The winery, which specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Gernischt (local Carmenere), produces approximately 30,000 bottles or 2500 cases per year. Since her debut vintage in 2007... read more

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