Winemaker and entrepreneur Julian Faulkner is probably disappointed by the election of socialist Francois Hollande to the French presidency, even though he refers to himself a little tongue-in-cheek as 'the socialist winemaker'.Thursday, 10 May, 2012, 12:00am
How did your upbringing affect your career choice? 'I'm the fourth generation of the family to work [in the wine industry]. I was born in the winery. My childhood is associated with the vineyard - I would work there with my father and brother. What I'm trying to transmit when I [make] my wines is the purity of them - that 'straight from the vineyard' experience.'29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
As New Year's revellers around the world were popping Champagne corks to welcome 2012, the producers of another famous French tipple had considerably less to celebrate.5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Robert Parker Jnr sits down on the stage of the ballroom of the Aberdeen Marina Club. The audience of more than 100 has paid US$950 each to taste wines such as Chateau Haut-Brion 2001 and 2008, and Lafite Rothschild 1998 and 2006.17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Wing Tai Properties hit a high note with its 'Timeless Treasures' event at the prestigious luxury residence Forfar in Kowloon Tong.
More than 200 guests, including top company executives and entrepreneurs, were treated to an evening of rare art, fine wine and expert investment insights.14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Robert Parker, publisher of The Wine Advocate and the world's most influential wine critic, was the main draw at a guided blind wine tasting held at the Aberdeen Marina Club.11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
What do you think of Chinese wine?6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
When it comes to wine critics, Robert Parker is the first name that pops into many people's heads.
The next stop for the widely travelled American, who samples 10,000 wines a year, will be Hong Kong. He will conduct a wine tasting at Wine Future, a three-day industry summit run by the Wine Academy of Spain at AsiaWorld-Expo next month.21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Hong Kong's wine lovers are going to find that between now and the end of November it's not so much a question of saving the date as blocking off the whole calendar for a series of grape-centred events.20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
I have been known to linger over wine lists for so long that exasperated friends and family now often send me the wine list from restaurants we are meant to dine in days before our reservation date.23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am