Michael Hill-Smith MW

The week in pictures: Hong Kong

Maggie Henriquez, CEO of Champagne Krug, came to Hong Kong this week to unveil the latest 2004 vintage while Michael Hill Smith MW was in town to introduce the latest offerings from his winery, Shaw + Smith.

Aussie wine trends: 1. Slimline Chardonnay

Chardonnay and Shiraz are undoubtedly Australia’s twin varietal icons, but while the latter has retained the world’s affection, the former had become distinctly unfashionable – and Oz has been blamed for altering its image.

Aussie wine trends: 7. Sub-regional recognition

Australia is well-known for its attempts to highlight regional distinctions, but today the focus is also on sub regions and single vineyards.

Sydney sommelier wins scholarship

The 16th annual Daniel Pontifex scholarship has been awarded to Alexander Kirkwood of Sydney’s Rockpool Bar and Grill.

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