Proust Q&A: Leonardo Frescobaldi
Leonardo Frescobaldi, the patriarch of one of Italy’s most illustrious winemaking families, Marchesi de’Frescobaldi, talks to dbHK about his great regret and his most treasured possession.
Lafite’s premium weakens further
Château Lafite’s price premium over its fellow first growths continued to shrink over the course of 2016 having declined steadily since 2011.
Warm Spanish hospitality awaited the dbHK team on a cold winter’s night at Alzina, a new Spanish outpost in Tsim Sha Tsui.
In the magazine
Capitalizing on the upcoming Chinese New Year, Johnnie Walker has unveiled its collectors’ Blue Label range which commemorates the Year of the Rooster.
New Street Grill was a shot in the arm for quality wine drinking in The City when it launched in 2012. But how’s the list looking these days under head somm Mauro Pirovano?
In the run up to the André Simon Awards later this month, we present the first in a series of extracts from the books shortlisted in the ‘drinks’ category.
The dbHK team have rounded up some of the most popular food and drink pairings around the world in celebration of the upcoming Year of the Rooster.
Starbucks is ending its experimental Starbucks Evenings programme – which had offered a menu of beer and wine – at over 400 US outlets.
Uzbekistan has raised excise duties for domestically produced alcoholic beverages, but will maintain excise duties for imported products.
the drinks business
Wines from France’s Jura region are starting to make a splash, and are reaching record prices at iDealwine auctions. What has caused this uptick in interest and can this rise in popularity be sustained in the long run?
Philip Staveley of Amphora Portfolio Management explains how diversification of one’s fine wine portfolio can help to maintain a measure of control over risk exposure.
The Liv-ex fine wine 100 and 1000 indices ended 2016 with further positive gains and broke new records.
In what may be a surprise to many in the trade, sales of German wine in 2016 have been “incredible”, according to fine wine merchant Justerini & Brooks.
Perrier-Jouët has launched two prestige cuvées – the Belle Epoque 2008 and Belle Epoque Rosé 2007 in magnum – with its chef de cave also confirming a string of upcoming vintage release years, including the divisive 2016.
Made with the finest spirits and garnished with either ice and a slice, or a perfect diamond, the world’s most expensive cocktails don’t come cheap.
From Mr Wu’s famous Hot Sauce to the verdant peace of the New Territories, the entrepreneurial, restless spirit of Hong Kong has been encapsulated in a series of cocktails created by the InterContinental Hotel.
Veuve Clicquot has unveiled a limited edition gift box of its rosé Champagne that allows consumers to pre-record a voicemail message which will play upon opening the box.
English wine sales soared at Waitrose over the Christmas period, with Champagne also seeing a healthy bump, the retailer has said.