Palate Map of Taste is a Total Myth
Aug
4

Palate Map of Taste is a Total Myth

I am sure you, like me as an aspiring wine geek at some point in your education were presented with the palate map – a map of the tongue that tells you what part of ...

SQ Looks at Wines Aged Under Water
Aug
3

SQ Looks at Wines Aged Under Water

By Stephen Quinn and Annabel Jackson

In 1998 about 2,000 bottles of the champagne Monopole Hiedsieck 1907 Diamant cuvee were recovered from a shipwreck in the Gulf of ...

Happy Swiss National Day
Aug
1

Happy Swiss National Day

We don’t usually write on Saturdays but as it’s Swiss national day we thought we’d pen a few words to highlight some of the good things that the little land-locked ...

There are NO stupid questions about wine
Jul
31

There are NO stupid questions about wine

I remember primary school – just about! My alcohol numbed brain may not be able to tell you how I got home last night; but I remember the old colonial days of Hong ...

Lebanon: A Land of Fine Wine
Jul
31

Lebanon: A Land of Fine Wine

It’s no secret that here at Wine Times HK we are big fans of Lebanese wines; we’ve tasted a fair few over the years and most (if not all) have either been of ...

Underrated Grape Varietals: Vermentino
Jul
30

Underrated Grape Varietals: Vermentino

As many of you may know, I was recently in Italy and visited the region of Liguria; a beautiful scenic region that borders both the region of Piedmont and the country of ...