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The art of fine dining

LEW Kathreptis is outrageous. Never mind the profiles in glossy food magazines or national newspapers. Or the photo of him bear-hugging a dinner plate.

Wednesday, 29 March, 1995, 12:00am

Bordeaux is back

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

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Pair of aces

Delightful combination at the Chef's Table qualifies as fine dining at a high level, writes Robin Lynam.

3 Sep 2013 - 5:51pm

Fine wine merchant may not sell you all the cases you want

Even at the age of 71, Omtis managing director and fine wine distributor Raymond Bera remembers vividly the day he arrived in Hong Kong.

It was November 5, 1971, and with his new bride in tow, the Swiss national landed at Kai Tak airport to help run the family business.

19 Feb 2014 - 4:41pm

Portuguese wine critic shares tips at Macau Wine and Dine Event

I met Portuguese wine critic Joao Paolo Martins recently at the Macau Wine and Dine Event at the Venetian, where he spent an entire day lecturing on his native wines.

26 Jun 2013 - 6:02pm

Customers say HSBC has turned the clock back 20 years

We continue to receive complaints about HSBC's new ATM card, which, because it no longer uses the Plus payment network, has left many customers marooned in foreign parts with no access to cash. The HSBC card now uses UnionPay, which is operated by the Bank of China and appears to have limited use outside Asia.

14 Jun 2013 - 3:49am 14 comments

A declining industry sees an improvement in quality

Bargain hunters, take note. The latest statistics from Italy highlight just how lopsided the development of its viticulture has been in the deep south.

14 Jun 2013 - 4:19am

Wine lover chases the obscure grape

Next week, Jean-Charles Viens is taking his final master of wine exam in Sydney. Then he's planning a holiday in Bali.

7 Jun 2013 - 2:14am

Researchers discover that Etruscans introduced wine to France from Italy

The earliest evidence of wine in France suggests that it came from Italy, and that it was mixed with basil, thyme and other herbs, according to new research.

This early wine may have been used as medicine, and likely was imbibed by the wealthy and powerful before it become a popular beverage enjoyed by the masses, researchers said.

5 Jun 2013 - 1:03am

Wines of the moment

Wine auctions have really taken off for Hong Kong and Chinese wine buyers, with investors snapping up anything sold at auction, the rarer the better.

23 May 2013 - 1:57pm