Monthly Archives: July 2013

Wine column for week of July 29

One of only two wineries where frozen grapes are imported from around the world to make premium wine is based in Hong Kong. The other is in Bali in Indonesia. These are examples of innovation in the wine-making process of … Continue reading

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Interview with Peter Bright in Macau

Australian Peter Bright, the winemaker in charge of Terras de Alter wines in Portugal, is one of the people behind the surge in quality in that country in recent years. He has lived in Portugal since 1982. After winning trophies … Continue reading

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Wine column for week of July 22

The release of a new vintage of Dom Perignon champagne is always a significant event. The latest release is the 2004, which chef de cave Richard Geoffroy described as coming from an “easy and generous” vintage. The chef de cave … Continue reading

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Leading Oregon pinot producer, Adelsheim Vineyard

David Adelsheim, the founder and original winemaker at Adelsheim Vineyard, toured Hong Kong, Macao and a range of mainland China cities in July to raise awareness of wines from Oregon in the United States in this region. Adelsheim Vineyard was … Continue reading

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Wine column for week of July 15

The Symington family, based in Oporto in Portugal, organised a series of tasting of their 2011 vintage ports after 2011 was declared a vintage year. This is a special event because, on average, vintage declarations happen only about three times … Continue reading

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Meininger’s article on 8th Estate Winery (draft)

MAIN STORY Hong Kong is the centre of the wine business in Asia. But it is also a place of winemaking innovation. The city houses one of only two wineries in the world where wines are made from snap-frozen grapes … Continue reading

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Wine column for week of July 8

Pinot noir remains the most elusive grape to make into wine. An annual workshop called Passion for Pinot in Hong Kong brought together seven winemakers from France, New Zealand, Australia and the United States to discuss the intricacies of this … Continue reading

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