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  1. News - World - OBITUARY

    Grande dame of Bordeaux wine Philippine de Rothschild dies

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 08:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bordeaux, France Philippine de Rothschild, the grande dame of Bordeaux wine and part-owner of the legendary Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard, has died aged 80, her estate said. Baroness de Rothschild (pictured) was president of the supervisory board and the controlling shareholder in the family-owned Baron Philippe de Rothschild house, which produces ...

  2. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Bordeaux throws up surprises for 2013 vintage after a patchy growing season

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:20pm by Jane Anson

    ... Jane Anson life@scmp.com Winemakers in Bordeaux worked hard to salvage what they could from a patchy 2013 vintage. The result is plenty of mid-range offerings alongwith some oddities and a few hidden gems, writes Jane Anson Blend over backwards We can talk up, down and around the 2013 vintage in Bordeaux. The tasting week for the en primeur campaign has finished, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION MISCHA MOSELLE

    Winery offers amateurs the chance to create their own Bordeaux vintage

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 09:47am by Mischa Moselle

    ... Mischa Moselle mischa.moselle@scmp.com Boutique offers chance for those with DIY attitude A Bordeaux-based winery is stretching the "boutique" concept to its limit by offering ... production. If you want to become a Bordeaux winemaker you need between £6,900 (HK$89,000) and £10,900 to spare, but you don't actually have to do any winemaking. While some customers show ...

  4. News - World - ACCIDENT

    Body found near site of Chinese tycoon Kok Lam's Bordeaux chopper crash

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 09:23am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bordeaux, France Investigators believe it may be the body of missing Chinese tycoon Kok Lam Body found near French helicopter crash site A body has been discovered on the banks of the French river into which a helicopter carrying Chinese tycoon Kok Lam crashed during a tour of his newly acquired Bordeaux wine estate in December. A resident of nearby SaintAndre de ...

  5. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION MICHEL BETTANE

    Wine opinion: Bordeaux's 2010 vintage is one for the ages

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 07:04pm by MICHEL BETTANE

    ... Michel Bettane life@scmp.com Bordeaux's year of glory The 2010 vintage was the best across the Bordeaux region that I have seen in the past 30 years. It was greater in scale (even if smaller in quantity), in scope and homogeneity than 1982, 1989, 2000 or 2005. The beginning was not spectacular, with a fresh spring and slow flowering, but 10 splendid weeks from the middle ...

  6. Business - Companies

    Move over Bordeaux- French premium winemakers eye China vintage

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:28pm by Reuters

    ... mobile Chinese wine drinkers. China is the world’s fifth-largest wine consumer, according to a study last year for VINEXPO, an annual wine trade show that alternates between Bordeaux and Hong ...

  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION

    Wine Opinion: Britain deserves credit for quality of France's finer products

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:58am by Jane Anson

    ... Anecdotally, almost as much high-end French wine comes via British merchants as it does from Bordeaux and Burgundy. Once upon a time, the British kept most of it back home. They have been the major ... but most of their iconic wines, from First Growth Bordeaux to the top Cognacs, were developed in reaction to consumer demand from overseas- usually from Britain (and, at various times, from ...

  8. Business - Economy

    Bordeaux winemakers sound alarm as EU-China trade war looms

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 11:21am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bordeaux, France Fears of an EU-China trade war mounted on Wednesday after Beijing launched an anti-dumping investigation into European wine imports, a move greeted with alarm in the vineyards of Bordeaux, France. The announcement of the wine dumping probe came a day after the European Commission imposed anti-dumping duties on solar panels imported from China. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Bordeaux en primeur for 2012

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by BETTAND AND DESSAUVE

    ... Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve life@scmp.com Rough weather and stormy financial markets have made an uneven 2012 vintage hard to sell Motley Crus The city of Bordeaux is in the grip ... released during a serious economic crisis in Europe, is on the other hand an average vintage: a tight and, in a way, very classic Bordeaux. Even though they were offered at reduced prices (from 10 ...

  10. Lifestyle - Cityseen

    Jane Anson launches book on wines of Bordeaux

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon Charley.lanyon@scmp.com Send tips and invitations to cityseen@scmp.com Jane Anson has an obsession with the wines of Bordeaux, in the nicest of ways Hong Kong is a city ... such event. The first thing that made this tasting, an evening of Bordeaux, at the Miele Lounge in Causeway Bay, so exceptional was the wine: a survey of Bordeaux's first-growth wines of the 1996 ...




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