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    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... South China Morning Post, Kerry Wines and Island Shangri-La present 'Rendezvous with Fine Wine' on May 28. Sixty top growers from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Chile and Italy will present 100 of their 2009 vintages. '2009 is the greatest vintage I have ever tasted in Bordeaux. I am willing to stake my reputation on it,' wrote Robert Parker in Wine Advocate. Guests ...

  2. Raise a toast to a fine selection

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... offers an extensive range from France, Italy and South Africa. Importers since the 1990s. It supplies hotels and restaurants, and retail outlets, and offers a selection of Champagnes. Limestone ...

  3. Sparkling

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... This method is used for large-volume wines, which can be consumed early because of their fresh, vibrant fruit. Wines to try- Prosecco from Italy- Asti spumante from Italy ...

  4. Tippled pink by the end of the night

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... primeur of 2009, there were also wines from other French regions, Italy and Chile. Wine lover and financial adviser Melanie Nutbeam was drawn to the Domain Lebrun Pouilly Fume 2010. 'As a New ... is Paula Papini Cook, a Canadian of Scots-Italian heritage who fell in love with Italy as a teenager and moved back there to make wine, obtaining a double master's degree in viticulture ...

  5. Whisky galore expected to attract keen bidding

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in France, Germany, Hungary and Italy. A total of 300 lots have an estimate of HK$8 million. ...

  6. Asian grapevine

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... disaster'. Europe's vintage reports were mixed. In northern Italy, the feedback was positive, with Barolo producers very happy with the nebbiolo harvest. Piedmont was dry and warm for most ... of the southern wine regions of Italy, including Sicily, had rains at crucial moments during grape development (pollination and maturation) and faced more challenging conditions. Central Italy had its own ...

  7. Robert Parker Jnr

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Italy, South Africa, Argentina and Chile, parts of Australia, New Zealand and in the United States, the Pacific northwest, especially Oregon and Washington states, and Southern California. These regions do not carry the prestige and have not gotten as much exposure as the most famous wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne [in France], Piedmont and Tuscany in Italy, or Rioja in Spain, ...

  8. SUN lover

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... BACK TO THE FUTURE Although the carmenere grape is thought to have originated in the Medoc area and was widely planted in Bordeaux until the pyhylloxera (grapevine louse) epidemic of 1867, it virtually disappeared from the region at that time. Cuttings exported before that to Chile and Italy meant the grape survived. Carmenere has become Chile's signature grape, producing immensely ...

  9. Reading the label

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... noir. Producers from countries such as France, Italy and Germany may not state the grape variety on the label. Producer/brand Brands play a big part in wine selection. There are major labels ...

  10. New wine lovers ripe for picking

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... wines, mostly from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, and from Italy. Wine sales will grow 32 per cent globally between 2009 and 2013, according to International Wine & Spirit Research. ...




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