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Storage of Wine

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.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:14pm

Asian grapevine

About 25 years ago, fine dining in Hong Kong offered only a handful of options: Plume at the Regent Hotel, The Grill Room at the Hilton, Gaddi's at The Peninsula or Margaux at the Kowloon Shangri-La. Only there could you find a decent wine list. Back in the 1980s, it was Tsim Sha Tsui, not Central, that had the majority of fine dining options.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Storage facilities flourish

The success of the wine business is dependent on a range of support services.

3 Nov 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

Use MTR tunnels 'as wine cellars'

Deep tunnels used to move excavated materials out of the West Island Line construction site could be kept and converted for other purposes like wine cellars, a veteran geotechnical engineer says.

22 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Paulo Pong Kin-yee

What did you do after graduating from Massachusetts Institute of Technology? 'My first job was on a harvest in Bordeaux [France]. It was hard labour. You get up at 5am or 6am, have a bite, then go to the field, where you see property managers - in this case, Christian Moueix - directing the team on the right time to pick and how quickly.

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Storage firms make most of space

Space has always been a major issue in Hong Kong. Most flats in the city are tiny, and only those with deep pockets can afford homes that have large storage facilities.

However, there is a solution for those who don't want to part with their personal belongings that have a sentimental value.

4 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

View to a chill

The abolition of the wine tax last March put a smile on the face of every wine lover in the city. Moderately priced wine is much more affordable and wine enthusiasts are taking advantage of the lower prices by starting their own collections.

At the same time, those who used to store their wine collections in London, Paris or New York are now bringing their treasures home.

6 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

HK aims to set a standard for wine

Initiative for storage would be world-first

Hong Kong is exploring the possibility of becoming the world's first city to establish a standard for wine storage facilities as part of its push to become Asia's wine hub.

15 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Accountant takes vintage ride on an exotic road

Paul Chan has tasted success by investing in wine

Being a bean counter may not be the most exciting career. Maybe that's why Paul Chan Mo-po, a tax expert and former president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, has chosen a more exotic road when it comes to investments.

18 May 2008 - 12:00am

Grape expectations

Hopes remain high for Hong Kong to become a regional hub but insiders say the city still lacks necessary infrastructure

In Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's maiden budget speech, he acknowledged the growing popularity of wine and set in motion plans to help the wine industry.

17 May 2008 - 12:00am

Rose outlook drives bets on the bottle

Speculators take a gamble while the wines mellow

Recent years have seen a huge growth of interest in investment in fine wine among high-net-worth individuals.

23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Blend your fine wine and business sense

With bonuses and Lunar New Year celebrations in the air, this is certainly the time to be in the business of selling investment wines.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Wine venture brings wartime bunkers to life

Former diplomat turns Shouson Hill warrens into a unique cellar

A collection of dilapidated second world war bunkers 60 feet below ground on Shouson Hill might not seem a prime location for an upmarket private dining club and wine cellar.

1 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

How to choose ... a corkscrew

Almost everyone has had the horrible experience of trying to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew. Trying to use a screwdriver and hammer to drive the cork into the bottle results in lots of wine being splashed all over the place and bits of the cork floating in your wine.

20 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

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