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New Zealand husband and wife pioneers in biodynamic winemaking

There's been a push for eco-friendly wine production in recent years, but one family-run winery in New Zealand has been doing it for three decades.

14 Aug 2015 - 12:10AM

There's been a push for eco-friendly wine production in recent years, but one family-run winery in New Zealand has been doing it for three decades.

New Zealand husband and wife pioneers in biodynamic winemaking
New Zealand chardonnay named a world-beater, and it's not from Marlborough

Influential wine publication Decanter delivered a surprise when it released its annual World Wine Awards on June 14. The International Trophy for Chardonnay priced over £15 (HK$180) didn't go to a French winemaker in Burgundy or an estate in California. Instead, the gold trophy was awarded to "a distinctly modern New Zealand chardonnay", 2012 Vidal Legacy Chardonnay. What's particularly notable is that Vidal Estate isn't in the Marlborough region, which produces the bulk of the country's wine, particularly white. The 110-year-old winery is on North Island, in Hawke's Bay halfway up the east coast between Auckland and Wellington.

19 Jun 2015 - 6:06AM

Influential wine publication Decanter delivered a surprise when it released its annual World Wine Awards on June 14. The International Trophy for Chardonnay priced over £15 (HK$180) didn't go to a French winemaker in Burgundy or an estate in California. Instead, the gold trophy was awarded to "a distinctly modern New Zealand chardonnay", 2012 Vidal Legacy Chardonnay. What's particularly notable is that Vidal Estate isn't in the Marlborough region, which produces the bulk of the country's wine, particularly white. The 110-year-old winery is on North Island, in Hawke's Bay halfway up the east coast between Auckland and Wellington.

New Zealand chardonnay named a world-beater, and it's not from Marlborough
Cold-brewed coffee is hot in Hong Kong (but don't add milk or sugar)

Ice drip coffee. Nitro coffee. Fans talking about floral aromas and terroir rather as wine buffs do. It's the latest trend in coffee consumption, in Hong Kong and overseas.

29 May 2015 - 4:27PM

Ice drip coffee. Nitro coffee. Fans talking about floral aromas and terroir rather as wine buffs do. It's the latest trend in coffee consumption, in Hong Kong and overseas.

Cold-brewed coffee is hot in Hong Kong (but don't add milk or sugar)
High-end coffee culture takes off
Tasmanian whisky making its mark on the international scene

In an industrial estate on the outskirts of Hobart is a warehouse filled with hundreds of oak barrels. It's the unlikely home of one of Australia's most celebrated whisky distilleries, Sullivans Cove.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:49AM

In an industrial estate on the outskirts of Hobart is a warehouse filled with hundreds of oak barrels. It's the unlikely home of one of Australia's most celebrated whisky distilleries, Sullivans Cove.

Tasmanian whisky making its mark on the international scene
How to enjoy Thailand's street cuisine - safely

Korakot Punlopruksa was savouring her favourite green papaya salad and summer sausages at Bangkok's Chatuchak weekend market when her bliss was shattered.

4 Jul 2014 - 12:38AM

Korakot Punlopruksa was savouring her favourite green papaya salad and summer sausages at Bangkok's Chatuchak weekend market when her bliss was shattered.

How to enjoy Thailand's street cuisine - safely
Mona, a privately funded museum, is drawing tourists to Tasmania
Australian and New Zealand wines make a good pairing with dim sum
Tasmanian wild-caught abalone diver tells of the dangers of the deep
Australia's Tamborine Mountain Distillery's artisanal approach to making spirits
Learning to run - at age 40-plus