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Wine Event Continues to Draw in Hong Kong

Published on 9 December 2014
Some 7,500 people attended the second annual Wine HK event on Hong Kong’s Central Harbourfront last weekend, December 5th to 7th. Adjacent to the new Hong Kong Observation Wheel, the site and setting was something to behold. The iconic skyline from Two IFC to ... read more

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

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

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
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