Wines

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Preview of 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

The newest release of the Taittinger Comtes de Champagne is nearly upon us and it looks like being a monumental wine. Already rated a...
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Focus On: Kapcsandy

A family-owned winery based in Yountville at the southern end of Napa Valley, Kapcsandy is a name synonymous with quality and rarity, producing some...
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2010 brunello 2011 barolo

2010 Brunello + 2011 Barolo Tasting in our Hong Kong Office

The Hong Kong summer. Ask anyone who’s spent any length of time here and the words you’re likely to hear will include hot; humid;...
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bordeaux tour

A Whistlestop Tour of Bordeaux

The spiritual home of fine wine, packed full of household names that have become bywords for luxury and quality, Bordeaux is where many begin...
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krug tasting

Krug Clos d’Ambonnay – A Remarkable Tasting

Every now and then, an invitation arrives that can’t be ignored and last week, I was fortunate enough to be invited by Krug to...
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FINE+RARE at Quintarelli

There is distinct anticipation in the air as the car slips quietly past the colourful patchwork of houses in the village of Negrar. It...
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2002 champagne

2002 Champagne – The Vintage of the Decade?

“2002 was an outstanding vintage, most likely the best of the decade. The finest 2002s are powerful, firmly structured and truly mineral but neither...
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penfold's grange

Focus On: Penfolds Grange

A “Heritage Icon” of the Fine Wine World First made in 1951, Penfolds Grange has risen to the top of the fine wine world...
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sine qua non

Focus On: Sine Qua Non

Sine Qua Non  Emerging in recent years as arguably the most collectable fine wine on the planet, Sine Qua Non is a matchless force...
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Zind Humbrecht – A Pure Representation of Place and Time

Widely acknowledged as one of the legendary wineries in Alsace, the wines of Domaine Zind Humbrecht are nothing short of magical.
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1995 bordeaux vintage

1995: A Bordeaux Vintage Full of Character With Excellent Wi...

  A Bordeaux Vintage Filling Out Beautifully Although for a long time in the shadow of the almost uniformly excellent 1996s, the Bordeaux 1995...
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Paul Bara Champagne

Paul Bara Champagne – A Comprehensive Tasting

After recently completing a busy Monday and Tuesday, how lovely to spend a mid-week afternoon tasting Champagne from Paul Bara, one of my favourite...
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