Domaine De La Romanée-Conti


Octogenarian opera celebration

Sunday, 17 June, 2012, 12:00am

Asian grapevine

This year was one of excessive travel, and in the coming year, I hope to travel much less. The most memorable wines of the year were all related to the places I visited, and it was extremely difficult to select my top 10; even a top 50 would have been challenging. I did manage to narrow down my selection from the 3,000-plus wine notes I took this year.

29 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Asian grapevine

After a week in Burgundy tasting more than 500 wines and spending time with various vignerons (wine growers), I have a good picture of last year's vintage and a blurry snapshot of this year's. Both reds and whites from last year have such clarity of flavour definition that it was hard for me to imagine this vintage leaving any question marks in people's minds.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Goldstein sells his HK$2.4m bottle, and puts an even pricier 1945 vintage atop the Gold wine list

Celebrity chef Harlan Goldstein has found a liquid investment that generates better returns than the precious metal attached to his name and his restaurant. One of his customers at Gold bought a bottle of wine at the weekend for HK$2.38 million, almost double the price he paid for it 31/2 years ago at an auction.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am