Burgundy Wine

Burgundy moves its Asia office from Singapore to Hong Kong

Safia Otokore

As demand for Burgundy wines heats up in China, the French region has opened a representative office in Hong Kong to step up exports and promote tourism.

Thursday, 9 May, 2013, 6:08am

Asian Grapevine

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Anyone following Hong Kong's wine auction market would have noted that Burgundy wines broke auction records and bucked the sluggish fine wine market trend last year following the disenchantment with Bordeaux.

24 Jan 2013 - 9:30am

The vine art of Burgundy

The Gevrey-Chambertin castle amid the vinyards in Burgundy, France. Photo: AP

Wine expert David Wong discovers the treasures locked away in the celebrated chateaux of Burgundy.

14 Jan 2013 - 4:24pm

Acquire your own taste: red, white or even two at a time

Master of wine Jeannie Cho Lee has a top five list for pairing with Cantonese food: new world pinot noir, premier cru Burgundy red, Loire valley whites, German whites and non-vintage champagne. With regards to banquets, she says because of the sequencing of dishes the best option is 'to serve two wines at a time: a red and a versatile white or sparkling wine.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A vintage to savour in the flush of youth

It is always difficult to assess Burgundy vintages, as quality depends on harvest conditions, vineyard site and individual winemaking practices. The consensus among wine writers is that 2009 Burgundy is a good but not great vintage for white wines. Master of wine Clive Coates has given white Burgundies an overall score of 17/20.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Vineyard owners head east to tap huge market

Wine dinners hosted by visiting vineyard owners, once almost exclusively the preserve of expatriates, are attracting more knowledgeable locals.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

2009 Puligny-Montrachet

2009 Puligny-Montrachet Domaine FranCois Carillon Burgundy, France

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

FLAVOUR of the month

'I've spent much of my life trying to get people interested in Burgundy, and now there is much more interest, the worry is that there is not enough to go round,' says Jasper Morris, master of wine (MW), Berry Brothers & Rudd's (BBR) Burgundy specialist and the author of Inside Burgundy, an authoritative study of the region published by BBR in 2010.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Asian grapevine

No other auction has been as successful over the past six months as the one held by Christie's last weekend. What Christie's had in its favour this time, despite the sombre global financial mood, was timing. The timing was perfect for an ex-domaine sale of wines from the cellars of legendary Burgundy wine maestro Henri Jayer.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The secret to ageing gracefully

'I guess it's not bad,' says a Hong Kong resident, reflecting on the fact that nine of the 12 vintage bottles he took to the travelling Penfolds Recorking Clinic at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong in November were in good condition. 'I collect wines to drink them, not for reselling; two of the three that weren't certified tasted like I'd still enjoy them.'

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Wine basics

The French have been making wine for more than 2000 years. Today, the top global producer makes a full range of classic styles, from dry whites, reds, ros? sparkling, to sweet and fortified wines. France puts a premium on its good name through the highly regulated Appellation d'Origine Contr?l?e (AOC) system, which controls the quality and reputation of each wine region.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Robert Parker Jnr

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6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Wine lovers extend their horizons

Bordeaux classics alone can no longer satisfy the palates of Hong Kong wine lovers as their tastes become more sophisticated.

Three years after the abolition of a wine tax, there is stronger demand for wines cultivated outside the renowned French region, traders say.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Asian grapevine

In November 2009, I attended the Hospices de Beaune auction, ready to exercise my arm to win a bid for my very first barrel of Burgundy purchased at auction. Before I left for Burgundy, I had a group of friends who had happily agreed to split the volume of any barrels I acquired.

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Asian grapevine

In a narrow, crooked road unmarked by street names, a small house and what looks like a simple shed is home to one of the most sought-after Burgundy wines: Domaine Emmanuel Rouget's Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux 1er Cru. A visitor unfamiliar with the village of Vosne-Romanee is certain to miss this simple dwelling. There are no signs and no indication of a house number.

5 May 2011 - 12:00am