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French Wines

Q&A: Margaux Pariente

The ambassador for her family's Chateau Troplong Mondot, in St Emilion, Bordeaux, talks about learning to love wine, why she left the lab and the importance of sharing.

Friday, 31 August, 2012, 5:14pm

Bordeaux is back

The fine wine market is holding its own, writes Liana Cafolla.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

White night

A complicated menu pairing at trendy Cafe Gray Deluxe proves to be memorable, experts tell Annabel Jackson.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Britain’s government sells French wine to pay its drinks bill

Britain’s government is selling vintage French wine at around 5,000 pounds a bottle (HK$58,158) in a bid to make its wine cellar self-funding as part of a national austerity drive and clamp-down on extravagant expenditure.

2 Mar 2013 - 10:28am

Time to stock up on top French labels, says wine expert

Wine investors may have had their fingers burnt as some of the top French wine labels have fallen by 30 per cent from their peak, but Schroders senior adviser Alan Brown believes this may just be the right time to pick up some of those labels.

A fund manager for more than 38 years, Brown is an oenophile and has a collection of 3,400 bottles, accumulated over 20 years.

17 Dec 2012 - 5:31am

The blend justifies the means

Vega Sicilia is undoubtedly one of Spain's most prestigious and iconic wineries, one that competes with Bordeaux estates in terms of the quality and ageing capacity of its wines. The winery is in Ribera del Duero, in north-central Spain.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:14pm

Asian grapevine

Consumption of wine in France continues to decline. From its peak at well over 100 litres per capita several generations ago, consumption now stands at less than half of that amount.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:14pm

Come fly with me

Charter a jet for the day and head to France with a London-based private jet company that offers day trips for epicurists, writes Joanne Harker.

31 Aug 2012 - 3:55pm

Makeover puts underachiever in spotlight

Chateau Pontet-Canet in Pauillac, Bordeaux, is a fifth growth under the 1855 classification system. In the past decade, it has been receiving more critical attention from wine writers and has been touted as a chateau to look out for. Robert Parker has been awarding consistently high scores to the chateau's wines, and the 2009 blockbuster vintage was given a perfect score of 100 points.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

Cru to themselves - winemaking philosophies are not so far apart

The handwritten sign hanging over the wooden beams on the winery ceiling says: 'Wines are like women. You have to cherish them before they open up to you.' Looking at it, Edouard Labruyere shrugs with a smile. 'That's Burgundy for you.'

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm