There is Great Sauvignon Blanc!
Sep
13

There is Great Sauvignon Blanc!

For many years I have moaned and moaned about Sauvignon Blanc as, to be perfectly honest, I find the nature of the way the wine is made so mundane and uninspiring that ...

Gavi; Italy’s Global White
Sep
5

Gavi; Italy’s Global White

The small medieval town of Gavi gives its name to what is probably Italy’s best-known quality white says Stephen Quinn

The Gavi region consists of about 1,500 ...

Rare Varieties Revived
Aug
22

Rare Varieties Revived

For centuries Freisa was the most planted grape in Piemonte. After being almost forgotten, some are seeking to revive it says Stephen Quinn

Freisa thrives on the ...


Win One Year’s Subscription to Spirito di Vino
Aug
16

Win One Year’s Subscription to Spirito di Vino

Decent wine journalism has always been somewhat of an issue in Hong Kong as with limited impartiality and way too much money flying around often means that you get what ...

South Africa’s Chris Mullineux Visits Hong Kong
Aug
15

South Africa’s Chris Mullineux Visits Hong Kong

Internationally renowned South African wine maker Chris Mullineux of Swartland winery Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines was in Hong Kong on Friday to showcase a range of ...

Beta Wine Studio; “New Era” in Wine Retail
Aug
12

Beta Wine Studio; “New Era” in Wine Retail

Beta Wine Studio is a new concept retail lounge that allows wine lovers the chance to buy wine in a wholly new way. Not your typical “browse the shop shelf” style ...


Happy Hour Gets a Mobile Makeover
Aug
3

Happy Hour Gets a Mobile Makeover

One redeemable drink every day of the year with Happy Owl’s New App
Hong Kong is home to some of Asia’s most exciting dining and after-hours venues. With a bevy of ...

The New Bordeaux
Jul
29

The New Bordeaux

Something had to be done to help everyday Bordeaux be more successful on international markets. Olivier Dauga has taken up the challenge and has spoken to Stephen Quinn ...

Monferrato, an Under-Appreciated Jewel
Jul
26

Monferrato, an Under-Appreciated Jewel

Monferrato lies at the heart of Italy’s Piemonte region but its wines are less well known than Barolo and Gavi. It’s time for the region to become more appreciated ...


There IS such a thing as a Bad Wine
Jul
18

There IS such a thing as a Bad Wine

The old adage that “there is no such thing as a bad wine” is, quite frankly, bollocks. Throughout my life thus far I have encountered many a bad wine; wines that not ...

A Cellaring Offer Not to be Missed
Jul
18

A Cellaring Offer Not to be Missed

From now till end of July, rent 1 month and get 1 month for free for all new locker sign-ups at Hip Cellar. In celebration of their recent extension of the HKQAA Fine ...

Viva Italia – Four of the Best
Jul
8

Viva Italia – Four of the Best

Italian wines have had a great reception over the last few years with oenophiles in Hong Kong embracing, in particular, wines from Barolo and Montalcino and also ...



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