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  1. News - World - WINE

    Researchers discover that Etruscans introduced wine to France from Italy

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington French tradition had its roots in Etruscan Italy The earliest evidence of wine in France suggests that it came from Italy, and that it was mixed ... enjoyed by the masses, researchers said. The artefacts found at Lattara, a port near Montpellier, suggest that winemaking took root in France as early as 500BC, and was introduced by the ancient ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1253457/researchers-discover-etruscans-introduced-wine-france-italy
  2. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    France's far-right slam sale of chateau to Macau tycoon

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Front National say estate should have been sold to local winemakers instead of Macau tycoon Far-right slam Burgundy chateau sale France's far-right Front ... Front National vice-president Florian Philippot. "This sale is symptomatic of the threat to our heritage. France cannot just accept everything. We need to look at creating a new legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1022160/frances-far-right-slam-sale-chateau-macau-tycoon
  3. Visitors can enjoy a tour de France

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam French wine is intended to express terroir- the unique soil and climatic conditions of a particular place- and there is no better way to really learn to appreciate a wine than to visit the chateau and vineyards from which it comes. Local wines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733148/visitors-can-enjoy-tour-de-france
  4. TOP tipples

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Nicolas Pierron, Head Sommelier, Island Shangri-La Nicolas Pierron has worked in Germany, France and Britain. He started as a chef de rang in 1998 and worked at the Michelin one-star Bareiss and Hotel B?hlerh?he in Germany. In 2001, he joined the Michelin two-star Le Cerf in Marlenheim, France, as chef de rang, and later as head sommelier. He moved to Britain in 2005 as head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002168/top-tipples
  5. Wine

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... was a bottle of Bordeaux. Bordeaux is a place in France. The wine was made in 1787. It sold for US$160,000. That's about US$20,000 a glass. The funny thing is, if you drank a glass of that wine, ... is a famous red wine. The name is the name of the grape it is made from. But France has a special system for grading wines based on where they are grown. In French this is called terroir (pronounced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675556/wine
  6. Best cellars

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Tam

    ... to engaging with the international market. Knowledgable drinkers in Hong Kong will be familiar with its Chairman's Reserve (made of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc) and the Deep ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707841/best-cellars
  7. uncorked

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Debra Meiburg

    ... appellations are in the Touraine region. Smack-dab in the middle of the Loire Valley, Touraine's vineyards surround the city of Tours on sites known as the 'Garden of France' because ... de Bourgueil. All three produce wines made almost entirely from cabernet franc, the grape variety that produces what many regard as Bordeaux's finest wine, Cheval Blanc. Cabernet franc ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/634376/uncorked
  8. Pinot gris/grigio

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is the lesser-used French name. The name pinot grigio owes its popularity to Italian cuisine and Italian restaurants around the world. Originally from France, the pinot gris grape thrives in cooler regions. ... are usually dry and crisp. The grape is well-travelled outside France and Italy. In Australia there have been plantings in both the Adelaide Hills and Tasmania. Both the North and South islands of New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977045/pinot-grisgrigio
  9. Listing- Admiralty

    Posted Apr 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cantonese Specialities Dim sum, seafood Wine list Champagne, white, red, rose and dessert wines from Italy, France, Chile, Spain, South Africa, Germany, Argentina, the US, Australia, New Zealand, ... wines and modern French dishes spiced up with flavours from beyond France's borders. PETRUS Level 56, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, Supreme Court Road, Central Telephone 2820 8590 Website ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/634895/listing-admiralty
  10. Wine on

    Posted Sep 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a sharp cheddar cheese. Wine 'n' Things (tel: 2873 5733) Coopers Creek Hawkes Bay cabernet sauvignon/cabernet franc 2000, $145 This is a juicy number with an appealing fruity taste. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427817/wine

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