Sparkling Wine

Wine Opinion: sparkling wine

Chapel Down vineyard: England is now making some great sparkling wines.

It's that time of year when sales of bubbly are at their highest. People, especially wine lovers, like to indulge whatever the state of the economy. However, enjoying bubbly needn't break the bank.

Thursday, 6 December, 2012, 10:51am

Campaign against illegal parking is anything but fine

Paul Ryan runs into trouble

We have been flagging in our campaign against illegal car parking. The police may say the number of tickets they have issued for illegal parking have increased, but the overwhelming anecdotal evidence is that there is very little prospect of getting fined.

6 Sep 2012 - 7:13am 4 comments

Celebrities sparkle at launch of Swarovski's autumn-winter collection

Models including Jacqueline Ch'ng (third left) and Mikki Yao (fourth left) show off the Swarovski collection at the launch of the autumn-winter line.

Swarovski's "Kingdom of Jewels" autumn-winter line took centre stage at the W Hotel with a glittering line-up of celebrities.

The champagne-soaked evening featured supermodels Jacqueline Ch'ng and Mikki Yao strutting their stuff on the runway bedecked in chunky, sparkling crystals.

Vivian Chow closed out the show with her typical antics.

13 Aug 2012 - 12:04pm

Bigger and better

With Hong Kong established as the most important city in Asia for the global wine trade, VINEXPO Asia-Pacific 2012, which opens today at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, is one of the trade show highlights of the year.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

2007 Cava Gran Claustro Brut Nature

2007 Cava Gran Claustro Brut Nature Castillo Perelada, Spain

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Asian grapevine

Even with hundreds of different wines available in a typical shop, some names and labels stand out. We may recognise the bottle, the packaging, the region, the producer, or the grape variety. The packaging and all the information are clues, but what makes it memorable enough to become a brand?

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Wine basics

The French have been making wine for more than 2000 years. Today, the top global producer makes a full range of classic styles, from dry whites, reds, ros? sparkling, to sweet and fortified wines. France puts a premium on its good name through the highly regulated Appellation d'Origine Contr?l?e (AOC) system, which controls the quality and reputation of each wine region.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

'Tis the seasonals

With Thanksgiving just days away and Christmas around the corner, cooks needing trimmings to serve alongside the traditional turkey may be interested in what Homegrown Foods has to offer.

The supplier of locally grown produce - which delivers clean, sustainable food direct to customers' doors - has put together hampers for the festive season.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Unrivalled variety

This year's Hong Kong International Wine Fair partner country is one of the largest producers of wine in the world by volume, and also one of the leaders in terms of quality.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Bordeaux battles name thieves

Movies, music, clothing, accessories and now wine.

One of the world's most famous winemaking areas has begun what it admits will be an uphill task to gain brand-name protection on the mainland in the face of widespread abuse.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Awards to recognise hotels and eateries

When the New York wine merchant William Sokolin was asked for his definition of a good wine, he replied: 'It should start and end with a smile.'

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The nose knows as wines are put to Chinese taste test

Bordeaux in France or Spain's Rioja region - which produces the best wine for the Chinese palate and cuisine? That was the question dozens of local connoisseurs attempted to answer yesterday in one of the city's largest blind wine-tasting events.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

French deal puts sparkle in mainland wine

Moet Hennessy's joint venture to produce high-end sparkling wine on the mainland would expand the nation's wine market and mature its industry, producers said.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

California Vintage

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10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Tickled pink

Pink bubbles suffer from stereotyping. When Jacob's Creek sparkling ros? won the trophy for the best wine to serve with braised abalone at last year's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, it caught the judges by surprise. While in Argentina this spring, I was startled to see men order sparkling rose with meals.

1 Aug 2010 - 12:00am