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Multiple Choice for Single Varietals

Published on 22 October 2014
Can a single varietal wine still be called a blend? The answer: yes, it can – without doubt. Don Melchor, Chilean winery Concha y Toro’s flagship wine proved this point recently – in a masterclass hosted for the very first time in Hong Kong. Blending has long... read more

A Sneak Peek at South Australia’s 2014 Vintage

Published on 19 August 2014
Vineyard at Shaw + Smith South Australia had one of its most testing vintages in 2014. Reports earlier this year explained that several of its 18 wine-producing regions were challenged by climactic extremes – some even by bush fires and associated smoke tai... read more

Keeping Warm With Mulled Wine

Published on 12 December 2013
There are many ways to keep yourself warm in this cold weather: wearing a down-filled jacket, cuddling 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 alon... read more

Celebrating The Holiday Season With Wine!

Published on 6 December 2013
Hong Kong is in a festive mood, with wine tastings and dinners happening nearly every day. Numerous wine importers, retail shops and wine schools have prepared gatherings to celebrate the end of 2013. If you are wondering how to celebrate during this holiday... read more

Sherry on the Rise

Published on 2 September 2013
Recent reports are pointing to signs indicating that Sherry is making a fashionable comeback. In Hong Kong, FoFo by el Willy is one example of people riding the trend. This contemporary Spanish restaurant in Central offers a great range of sherries by the gl... read more

Discovering Baijiu

Published on 8 July 2013
While wine gets all the media attention, being the drink a la mode, a much larger percentage of the Chinese population are drinking baijiu and are much more familiar with the flavour of this potent spirit. The same curiosity that propelled me to take the Cer... read more

An Overview of Bordeaux Vinexpo 2013

Published on 21 June 2013
Another successful Vinexpo comes to a close. There was a steady stream of visitors everyday at the show and the exhibitors we spoke with seemed happy overall with the quality of visitors. Chinese visitors were fewer than in 2011 and the homage to China which... read more

Role of Wine Competitions

Published on 19 June 2013
Wine competitions are events in which professionally trained judges or consumers competitively rate different vintages or brands of wine. Here's an overview on what wine competitions do for the trade, consumers and producers: Role of Wine Competitions Fo... read more
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