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French Wine

Dished up

Cafe des Artistes in Central is having a Georges Lignier wine dinner this evening.

Thursday, 6 September, 2007, 12:00am

Grub clubs

There's a smorgasbord of clubs for food and wine lovers in Hong Kong and Macau, where like-minded individuals can meet and share their interest. Here's a taste of what's out there.

Chaine des Rotisseurs

Bailli Delegue (chapter president) Cassam Gooljarry

Membership 100 in Hong Kong; 33,000 worldwide (in 103 countries).

6 Sep 2007 - 12:00am


The Loire is the longest river located entirely in France, but at just 1,000km it is not a shade on China's 6,000km-plus title-holder, the Yangtze. They may both be the pride of their respective countries, but that's where the similarities end.

15 Jul 2007 - 12:00am


The notion of terroir is central to the vineyards of most of Europe, with France's appellation system, for example, founded on it. The country's top wines, bearing grand cru and premier cru monikers, are deemed to come from the best sites, the number of which rarely changes. Terroir is also central to critical differences between Old World and New World practices and philosophies.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Pocket Money has the goods to deliver again

A transformed Pocket Money should continue his march up the ladder in the Gome Cup (1,400m) today at Sha Tin and provide reigning champion rider Douglas Whyte with a much-needed victory.

27 May 2007 - 12:00am

Dished up

Spring Moon at the Peninsula in Tsim Sha Tsui will hold a wine dinner tomorrow featuring the Gustave Lorentz Winery in Alsace.

17 May 2007 - 12:00am

A glass of your own

LEARNING ABOUT WINE isn't something you can do just from reading a book. Highly qualified professionals such as wine makers and masters of wines have written reams about the effects of terroir, the qualities imparted by malolactic fermentation and the pros and cons of French and American oak - and some of it's even interesting.

8 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Perfect Match

As long as the Italians have been making pasta, they've been matching pasta shapes with specific sauces. Creamy carbonara sauce wouldn't work with something like angel hair pasta - the pasta would turn to mush and it would be impossible to twirl it around a fork.

7 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Dished Up

Chef Joan Ida from Tria Restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is cooking this evening at Wildfire in Knutsford Terrace.

20 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Transplanting a little bit of Europe to Chinese soil

Two wealthy businessmen - one from Austria and one from Hong Kong - figured it was best to start from scratch when making wine in China, by importing vines and building European-style chateaux and production facilities.

15 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Olivier Krug

'My home is in Reims [in France], although my wife would say she's not sure whether I live at home or not. I travel about four months of the year and when I'm at home, I can be in Paris five days a week.

28 May 2006 - 12:00am

High life

IF YOU'RE THE type of traveller who typically turns right when boarding a plane, you might sometimes wonder - as you unscrew the lid of your mini bottle of red or white wine - just what they're being served up the front.

25 May 2006 - 12:00am


Eight thousand wine professionals will descend on Hong Kong this week for a trade show called Vinexpo-Asia. Open only to the wine trade, the show runs from Tuesday to Thursday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Wan Chai. It is anticipated that 60,000 bottles will be poured over the three days.

21 May 2006 - 12:00am

Perfect Match

There are thousands of different types of sausage. They're made all around the world and vary from region to region. What was historically an efficient way to turn off-cuts into tasty morsels has grown into a respected - and, in some cases, even gourmet - food category. Sausages can be made from meat, fish or vegetables, and there's no shortage of wine to complement them.

18 May 2006 - 12:00am

Sail of the Century

IF YOU'VE NEVER experienced the feeling of having 545 staff catering to your every need, whim and desire, then you really ought to try it. A life without stress, worry or deadlines is there for the taking - even if there are another 939 of you on board doing exactly the same thing. But then, the cruise ship Crystal Symphony is 51,044 tonnes of sheer indulgence.

12 May 2006 - 12:00am