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Tuesday 7 July 2015

Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s wine market ‘no longer about Bordeaux’

Linden Wilkie from the Fine Wine Experience in Hong Kong speaks to db about the changing patterns in the city’s wine consumption, noting a shift away from Bordeaux.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

NZ Sauvignon Blanc shortage ‘likely to affect’ Asia sales

A predicted shortage of NZ Sauvignon Blanc is likely to have a knock-on effect on sales in Asia, according to the sales director of Greystone Wines in Waipara Valley.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

Asia ‘presents exciting opportunity’ for Australia

Key “influencers” such as sommeliers are changing the landscape of Australian wine in Asia, according to Wine Australia’s regional director Aaron Brasher.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Uncorked: Benson Yan

The sommelier of upscale Cantonese restaurant Tin Lung Heen on the 102nd floor of the Ritz Carlton opens up to db about his 1985 Mouton experience and fake wine in Hong Kong.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures: Hong Kong

This week db HK sampled cocktails on the 118th floor, the “world’s oldest” gin recipe, delicious dim sum with gold leaf and attended a Cava and Champagne blind tasting.

Monday, June 15th, 2015 No Comments »

HK and Macau’s ‘World Class Champion’ crowned

Hong Kong bartender Antonio Lai has been crowned the “champion” of Hong Kong and Macau in the 2015 Diageo World Class cocktail competition.

Monday, June 15th, 2015 No Comments »

En Primeur: Asia market ‘has matured’

This year’s en primeur campaign has been hailed a success by several Hong Kong-based wine merchants, with many Asian consumers having changed their buying habits to reflect personal consumption.

Monday, June 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Uncorked: Sandro Brusco

The sommelier of Michelin-starred restaurant Tosca at the Ritz Carlton, speaks to db about his overwhelming love of Italian wine and the most overused words heard on Hong Kong’s wine scene.

Friday, June 12th, 2015 No Comments »

World’s ‘oldest’ gin recipe launched in Hong Kong

In the lead up to World Gin Day, spirits experts have recreated what is thought to be the world’s earliest recorded gin recipe dating back to 1495.

Friday, June 12th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Lesser’ vintages lead iDealwine auctions

A Hong Kong buyer snapped up a six-bottle case of 1999 Chateau Palmer at iDealwine’s May auctions, as the weak euro continues to entice buyers from Asia.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

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