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Pinot Noir

New Zealand: Pinot central

Since the boom time of the noughties, the big players have applied an increasingly powerful grip over Central Otago. With little land now left for sale, what’s next for this extraordinary Pinot-producing region, asks Patrick Schmitt MW

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 No Comments »

HITT 2016 competition wines revealed

Following the drinks business HK’s second successful Hong Kong International Top Tasters event, we finally unmask the identity of the blind tasting competition wines…

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Top 10 Australian fine wines to watch

Australia is producing the best wines in its history. To celebrate this, we’ve rounded up ten we believe have great fine wine potential and are set to be the stars of the future.

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 No Comments »

‘Chile needs to develop a more serious appellation system’

Chile must develop an appellation system to highlight and protect its best vineyards, according to Francisco Baettig, head winemaker at Viña Errázuriz.

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 No Comments »

The week in pictures

With the Freize Art Fair in town, new releases galore and chefs continuing to run wild with their culinary designs, it’s been a surprisingly ‘arty’ week in the drinks industry.

Friday, October 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Berkmann gives power to the Pinot

Berkmann Wine Cellars gave into its Pinot obsession this week with a tasting dedicated to the grape.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Materman: New Zealand wine ‘at home’ in HK

Patrick Materman of Brancott Wine Estate in Marlborough has said that the natural freshness and acidity of New Zealand wines makes them perfectly at home with Hong Kong’s humid climate.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 No Comments »

South Africa’s top 10 fastest-growing grape plantings

As South African winemakers continue to test the limits of their country’s terroir, we count down the top 10 fastest-growing grape varieties on the Cape.

Monday, September 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Loosen: High alcohol ‘doesn’t suit Pinot Noir’

Ernie Loosen, the exuberant Mosel winemaker, has said that he believes New World Pinot Noir shouldn’t have high alcohol levels which can mask its subtle expression and upset “its balance and finesse.”

Monday, September 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Sparkling wine sales up 58% in UK on-trade

Sales of sparkling wine continue to soar, with Liberty’s latest premium on-trade report revealing value sales are up by 58.3% at top UK restaurants and bars.

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 1 Comment »

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