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Fortified Wine

It's the port that counts for first family of wine

Paul Symington, chairman of Symington Family Estates in the Douro, Portugal, places great emphasis on family values. When told he was voted Decanter's Man of the Year 2012, he said he would accept the award only if he could extend the honour to his family.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

It's the port that counts for first family of wine

Paul Symington, chairman of Symington Family Estates in the Douro, Portugal, places great emphasis on family values. When told he was voted Decanter's Man of the Year 2012, he said he would accept the award only if he could extend the honour to his family.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Sweet treats with a dash of extra spirit

When Morgan Terigi founded France Luxe, his mission was to 'bring the diversity of France's wine regions to the doorstep of Hong Kong consumers and help them discover new wines'.

His portfolio differs from typical wine lists by not containing the ubiquitous wines from notable French wine regions such as Bordeaux and Burgundy.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Douro leads Portugal boom

There's a buzz about Douro, a region in the north of Portugal, relating to the emergence in just the past decade or two of remarkably high-quality table wine in what was previously known as port country. Exports last year of table wine exceeded those of port for the first time, at 51 per cent. We see sales of sherry, another great fortified wine, declining worldwide.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ng eyes a treble with Hussler

It has been a long time since Gary Ng Ting-keung saddled up a horse to win three races on end, but the popular handler has a shot in tonight's Happy Valley feature, the France Galop Cup (1,200m), with Vintage Hussler.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

So you think you know pop culture...

1. The Two Jakes is a sequel to what Oscar-winning 1974 film?

2. According to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy what is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?

3. What 1980s power ballad is used in the final scene of the final season of The Sopranos? 4. Caneletto is famous for painting landscapes of which two European cities?

4 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Buff wines

When it comes to grenache, nudity doesn't spring to mind. Yet, the grape makes one of the world's greatest au naturel wines, vin doux naturel or 'natural sweet wine'.

5 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Uncorked

If Captain & Tennille had only eliminated the letter 'r' from their 1972 hit single, muscat might have had more love. Like the bubbly rodents featured in the pop song Muskrat Love; the muscat grape whirls, twirls and tangos. In fact, muscat is one of the few varieties that can be served throughout a multi-course meal in a lively range of styles.

28 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

uncorked

In the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama penned by Tennessee Williams, the brooding, tormented football hero, Brick Pollitt, asks, 'Win what? What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?' His wife, Maggie, responds, 'Just staying on it, I guess. As long as she can.'

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

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