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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 ... Etruscans in what is now Italy. The analysis published on Monday in the US journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is based on ancient wine containers and a limestone press ...

  2. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE RATINGS SOUTHERN ITALY

    Wine Ratings: southern Italy

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Sarah Wong

    ... Sarah Wong foodandwine@scmp.com Grapes go from blend to high end Some of the best loved Italian dishes trace their origins back to southern Italy. But the wines from the region have ... were destined to become bulk or cooking wines. This has changed, as international winemakers have discovered the potential of this region. It has become known as the New World of Italy. Grapes ...

  3. Consul general caught up in whirlwind of food and wine to promote Italy

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen It was a busy week last week for Alessandra Schiavo, consul general of Italy in Hong Kong and Macau. On Wednesday alone, she had to be at three different functions to promote Italian food and wine. As Italy was the partner country of this year's Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Fair, which just wrapped over the weekend, more than 200 Italian wineries took ...

  4. Italy

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sarah Wong foodandwine@scmp.com Italy is the country to escape to when you tire of the usual international grapes. It has an enormous diversity of grapes, with 350 officially documented ... elegant wine, and compare it with the Alsatian Gewurztraminer. Central Italy The region offers a treasure trove of indigenous varieties. Abruzzo is known for the montepulciano grape, which ...

  5. Italy hopes to find perfect match for Chinese cuisine

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Italy's participation at this year's Wine and Spirits Fair reflects the full extent of its wine culture. Its pavilion will feature wineries, wine tourism, wine education, wine ... with last year.' Baruzzi points out that Italy is one of the biggest wine producers in the world, producing 44.5 million hectolitres of wine last year and accounting for about 17 per cent ...

  6. Talking Italian: a passion for the Old World uncorked

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... time in Italy and Denmark, then studied business, French and Italian at the European Business School in London. She worked in France and Italy before returning to Hong Kong, where she spent ... as well here as you can in Italy, and when our Italian suppliers come out, they are all astounded at the quality of the food served here. Do you manage to visit Italy often? I go at least once ...

  7. The grape and the good

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... of growing up in Italy. My grandmother kept an old wine bottle under the sink, and each time we had leftover drink, she'd add that to it... It was like a 'master' vinegar. Grandma used ...

  8. Wine On

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair WHITES FROM THE VENETO REGION OF ITALY Zenato, Soave Classico 2001 garganega/chardonnay, $115 This makes a tasty change from most house whites. I enjoyed it tremendously ... from the lagoons of Venice; vintners have been harvesting grapes from the hills around Verona and making wine since the Bronze Age. Italy's first professional wine school was started ...

  9. PLAYING the field

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will never move past this first love. There are those who came to wine through Italy. This troupe of renegades can always be spotted at wine dinners: they crave wines with higher acidity, drier ... to start showing Italy a little more love? Surely there's no harm in playing the field? So, for those virgin palates unaccustomed to the vinous wiles of the land once known as Oenotria, how ...

  10. Tickled pink

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Debra Meiburg

    ... series on sparkling ros?s, what follows is an array of pink bubblies from Spain and Italy. Pop the corks on these wines and reveal some surprising truths. Segura Viudas, Lavit Rosado Cava Brut, ... character. Excellent food match and great value. Available for HK$98 at Watson's Wine Cellar (tel: 2606 8828) Bonomi Tenuta Castellino Franciacorta Rose, Italy Pale coral tones with orange ...




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