Monthly Archives: May 2013

Macau wine and dine festival success

Macau’s first wine and dine festival, held May 23-26 at the Venetian resort, has been acclaimed a major success, with plans to expand to other regions in future years. Organised by The Wine Society of Macau, it was held in … Continue reading

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Portuguese wine specialist in Macau and HK

The man often referenced as Portugal’s answer to Robert Parker Jr gave workshops about Portuguese wine in Hong Kong and Macau earlier this month, and spoke about the future for Portuguese wines in China. Joao Paulo Martins has been a … Continue reading

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Wine column for week of May 27

One glass of champagne imparts a feeling of exhilaration. “The nerves are braced, the imagination is agreeably stirred; the wits become more nimble.” Thus wrote Winston Churchill, the great British prime minister, of his favourite wine. These words came to … Continue reading

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Wine column for week of 20 May 2013

Fine wines from Chile and New Zealand, though made from different grape varieties in different parts of the world, reflect the profound influence of wine-making philosophy and history. Lapostolle Winery in Chile, founded in 1994, focuses on reds blended from … Continue reading

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World’s oldest mouvedre vines

Australia’s Barossa Valley has some of the world’s oldest vines still producing wine, including semillon, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and mouvedre. Friedrich Koch planted the mouvedre in 1853. It is the oldest surviving version of this grape in the world, based … Continue reading

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Wine column for week of May 13

The Hong Kong international wine challenge held in May in conjunction with HOFEX, Asia’s leading hospitality tradeshow, revealed a handful of innovative wines. Tradeshows can sometimes be stuffy, with lots of sales people in dark suits and ties. Winemaker Chris … Continue reading

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Wine column for week of May 6

Millions of wine tourists from around the world flock to Tuscany, perhaps influenced by the books of Frances Mayes. Her Under the Tuscan Sun and In Tuscany have been credited with boosting visitor numbers. Asia has yet to embrace this … Continue reading

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