Nellie Ming Lee

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Top drops from Napa Valley’s mountain wineries: challenging to make but worth it

The mountains between the Mayacamas and Vaca ranges are home to some small vineyards, which produce complex, coveted wines

9 Feb 2019 - 5:22PM
Top drops from Napa Valley’s mountain wineries: challenging to make but worth it

The mountains between the Mayacamas and Vaca ranges are home to some small vineyards, which produce complex, coveted wines

The Corkscrew | Canada produces more than just ice wine – unusual grapes grow from British Columbia to Nova Scotia

In the North American country, a whole world of wines are waiting for their day in the sun

19 Jan 2019 - 1:05PM
Canada produces more than just ice wine – unusual grapes grow from British Columbia to Nova Scotia

In the North American country, a whole world of wines are waiting for their day in the sun

The Corkscrew | A sommelier’s favourite wines, and how the perfect pour is all about timing

Which white to order if you’ve been denied a red, and why the pop of a champagne cork never gets old

3 Jan 2019 - 9:09PM
A sommelier’s favourite wines, and how the perfect pour is all about timing

Which white to order if you’ve been denied a red, and why the pop of a champagne cork never gets old

Make it a white Christmas with five of the best blanc de blancs champagnes

The distinctive style of champagne, made from 100 per cent chardonnay, is the tipple of choice for the festive season

14 Dec 2018 - 5:08PM
Make it a white Christmas with five of the best blanc de blancs champagnes

The distinctive style of champagne, made from 100 per cent chardonnay, is the tipple of choice for the festive season

Six Christmas gifts for wine lovers that you will want to keep for yourself

From bottles of Bordeaux to a show-stopping champagne, these presents are sure to make the receiver smile

6 Dec 2018 - 1:38PM
Six Christmas gifts for wine lovers that you will want to keep for yourself

From bottles of Bordeaux to a show-stopping champagne, these presents are sure to make the receiver smile

The Corkscrew | Seven Bordeaux bargains: excellent value everyday wines that the average French person drinks

You don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy a good tipple from the wine capital of the world

17 Nov 2018 - 2:01PM
Seven Bordeaux bargains: excellent value everyday wines that the average French person drinks

You don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy a good tipple from the wine capital of the world

The Corkscrew | Vines that survived Europe’s phylloxera epidemic in the 1800s, and the wines made from them

The accidental import of a microscopic insect by a Rhône Valley wine merchant led to the destruction of almost of all Europe’s vineyards; small pockets of vines escaped the blight, and produce grapes to this day.

9 Nov 2018 - 6:17AM
Vines that survived Europe’s phylloxera epidemic in the 1800s, and the wines made from them

The accidental import of a microscopic insect by a Rhône Valley wine merchant led to the destruction of almost of all Europe’s vineyards; small pockets of vines escaped the blight, and produce grapes to this day.

The Corkscrew | Is wine good for our health, and what is resveratrol?

Why not just leave it to the experts to work out while you relax with a nice glass of red?

19 Oct 2018 - 5:32PM
Is wine good for our health, and what is resveratrol?

Why not just leave it to the experts to work out while you relax with a nice glass of red?

The Corkscrew | Wines from Thailand and India, where vineyards thrive against tradition, are totally tropical tipples

Asian winemakers have learned to adapt, and their pioneering spirits have paid off

5 Oct 2018 - 5:03PM
Wines from Thailand and India, where vineyards thrive against tradition, are totally tropical tipples

Asian winemakers have learned to adapt, and their pioneering spirits have paid off

The Corkscrew | How to pick a winning wine, every time: four simple rules the experts follow, and you should too

Whether a winemaker, grape grower, sommelier or wine dealer, all industry aficionados observe the same standards when deciding where to award the medals

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
How to pick a winning wine, every time: four simple rules the experts follow, and you should too

Whether a winemaker, grape grower, sommelier or wine dealer, all industry aficionados observe the same standards when deciding where to award the medals

The Corkscrew | China’s domestic wine market benefits from foreign know-how, yields promising vintages

From Shandong to Yunnan, Chinese winemakers are drawing on old-world expertise to create the potential classics of tomorrow

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
China’s domestic wine market benefits from foreign know-how, yields promising vintages

From Shandong to Yunnan, Chinese winemakers are drawing on old-world expertise to create the potential classics of tomorrow

The Corkscrew | An underwater winery? Champagne house hits the spot with ocean-aged wine

Immersing bottles in the sea can be an eco-friendly way to age wines

26 Aug 2018 - 2:55PM
An underwater winery? Champagne house hits the spot with ocean-aged wine

Immersing bottles in the sea can be an eco-friendly way to age wines

The Corkscrew | South African pinotage grape – born of cinsault and pinot noir – treads its own intense path

The fruit of a viticulture professor’s labour, this easy-growing grape yields a bold and aromatic wine

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
South African pinotage grape – born of cinsault and pinot noir – treads its own intense path

The fruit of a viticulture professor’s labour, this easy-growing grape yields a bold and aromatic wine

The Corkscrew | Three styles of chenin blanc, a diverse white wine with a difference

Bone dry, marmalade-sweet or something in between, chenin blanc rewards white wine drinkers who venture off the beaten track

29 Jul 2018 - 1:13PM
Three styles of chenin blanc, a diverse white wine with a difference

Bone dry, marmalade-sweet or something in between, chenin blanc rewards white wine drinkers who venture off the beaten track

A wine tasting with Chateau Lafite’s cellar master - what a Hong Kong sommelier learned

An afternoon of tastings ahead of a gala dinner in a Hong Kong hotel was a masterclass into the painstaking care that goes into high profile events

6 Jul 2018 - 5:34PM
A wine tasting with Chateau Lafite’s cellar master - what a Hong Kong sommelier learned

An afternoon of tastings ahead of a gala dinner in a Hong Kong hotel was a masterclass into the painstaking care that goes into high profile events

The Corkscrew | New wines from the forgotten vines of Europe – viticulturists resurrect bygone grape varieties

Spanish winemaker Bodegas Torres’ project to revive long-lost vines bears fruit

22 Jun 2018 - 5:04PM
New wines from the forgotten vines of Europe – viticulturists resurrect bygone grape varieties

Spanish winemaker Bodegas Torres’ project to revive long-lost vines bears fruit

The Corkscrew | Benefits of wine: one of the world’s oldest charities began life in Burgundy

The Hospices de Beaune of Burgundy was established in the Middle Ages as a refuge for the poor and needy. Today, it hosts one of the world’s biggest wine auctions

27 May 2018 - 5:08PM
Benefits of wine: one of the world’s oldest charities began life in Burgundy

The Hospices de Beaune of Burgundy was established in the Middle Ages as a refuge for the poor and needy. Today, it hosts one of the world’s biggest wine auctions

The Corkscrew | How to train your nose for wine – the kit that helps you become an expert taster

How good is Jean Lenoir’s aroma test kit for wine newbies? Our expert gets a pass mark on fruit smells, and correctly picks three out of four wines. Her verdict? Invaluable ... for a beginner

10 May 2018 - 1:07PM
How to train your nose for wine – the kit that helps you become an expert taster

How good is Jean Lenoir’s aroma test kit for wine newbies? Our expert gets a pass mark on fruit smells, and correctly picks three out of four wines. Her verdict? Invaluable ... for a beginner

The Corkscrew | Hong Kong university’s wine club heads to Bordeaux for ultimate taste test

Having won the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup’s Asia regional competition, members of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s wine club are now all set for the final, which will be held at famed Château Lafite Rothschild

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Hong Kong university’s wine club heads to Bordeaux for ultimate taste test

Having won the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup’s Asia regional competition, members of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s wine club are now all set for the final, which will be held at famed Château Lafite Rothschild

The Corkscrew | Wine from French oak or American oak – what a difference a barrel can make

More than just containers for fermenting or ageing, the right barrel can add depth and character to a wine

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Wine from French oak or American oak – what a difference a barrel can make

More than just containers for fermenting or ageing, the right barrel can add depth and character to a wine

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