Hong Kong’s first “Women of Wine Festival” Announced by Debra Meiburg MW
Feb
15

Hong Kong’s first “Women of Wine Festival” Announced by Debra Meiburg MW

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Hong Kong will see its first Women of Wine (WoW!) Festival, produced and hosted by Master of Wine, Debra Meiburg and ...

Quintarelli: Visions of Greatness
Feb
6

Quintarelli: Visions of Greatness

This week Stephen Quinn takes a chance to visit one of the great estates of Valpolicella. Some wines from the Valpolicella region of northern Italy verge on greatness. ...

A glass of red wine can replace an hour of fitness
Feb
6

A glass of red wine can replace an hour of fitness

Can a glass of red wine offer the same results as an hour of working out? Surely this cannot be true!

Modern living is incredibly busy, so after a long day at work ...


Release of 2013 Amarone
Feb
3

Release of 2013 Amarone

The latest vintage of Amarone, the famous wine from northern Italy, was officially released this weekend so Stephen Quinn headed to Veneto to take a ...

A Journey with Argentina’s Signature Grape
Feb
3

A Journey with Argentina’s Signature Grape

By Simone Madden-Grey -

After two weeks in Chile my study trip continued over the Andes in Mendoza, Argentina, where I visited Altos Las Hormigas and Familia ...

Chile – Looking to the Future
Jan
20

Chile – Looking to the Future

By Simone Madden-Grey:

Recently I spent a month in Chile and Argentina thanks to a scholarship I received from the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits ...


High Expectations for 2015 Burgundy
Jan
19

High Expectations for 2015 Burgundy

By Stephen Quinn:

Many wines from the 2015 vintage in Burgundy in France have become available “en primeur” this month. The phrase translates in English as ...

Bottled Water; Does Brand Make a Difference?
Jan
16

Bottled Water; Does Brand Make a Difference?

Do you really care about what brand of bottled water a restaurant serves? Does your decision to buy or not depend on what bottled water they are selling? I would hazard ...

High Hopes for Rhône 2015
Dec
5

High Hopes for Rhône 2015

The 2015 vintage in the Rhône region of France is said to be the best for several years. International wine writer Stephen Quinn takes a look at what could be an ...


Burgundy in South Africa
Nov
29

Burgundy in South Africa

A vertical tasting of Hamilton Russell Pinot has shown the majesty of one of the new world’s best reds. Stephen Quinn reports on a great Burgundy from South ...

Draught Wine Now in Hong Kong
Nov
28

Draught Wine Now in Hong Kong

Once upon a time the last thing you would probably order would be a glass of wine that was served on tap. Just the mention of draught wine conjures up images of nasty ...

Port as a Gift of Nature
Sep
22

Port as a Gift of Nature

Guest columnist Annabel Jackson attends a tasting of very old ports on the 260th anniversary of the founding of the Douro DOC.
Isabel Vieira was tidying the family ...



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