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Where the Rhine meets the Yarra – Georg Breuer and CellarHand Wines

Wines Tasted 2012 Georg Breuer, Rüdesheim Estate, Riesling 2013 Georg Breuer, Terra Montosa, Riesling 2009 Georg Breuer, Berg Roseneck, Riesling 2013 Georg Breuer, Berg Schlossberg, Riesling (Magnum) 2014 Georg Breuer, Rheingau, Riesling Auslese The setting was a picture perfect day in Melbourne along the banks of the Yarra River. Local importer and distributor CellarHand Wines […]

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Wine in China – a conversion is needed. Part II

Image credit: Meiburg Wine Media This is the second and final part of a series taking a closer look at the challenges experienced with engaging the non-wine drinker in the Chinese market. The first article in the series can be found here. At the recent Wine in China Conference, Claudia Masueger, CEO of the retail chain Cheers, […]

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Wine in China – a conversion is needed. Part I

Image: zhongguo-wine.com “A big mistake is to constantly target wine lovers. We should convert the non-wine drinker”. This quote from Judy Chan, President of Grace Vineyard in the Shanxi province of northern China, was met with much agreement and a question from the floor. In a thick Australian accent came the question everyone wanted to […]

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A little somethin’ on the side

Published Wine Times Hong Kong, 21 December 2015. Chat with any winemaker and you are likely to find they have a barrel or two tucked away dedicated to that special project – a side project – representing their latest experiment and quite often, something rather special when it makes it to the glass. The notion of […]

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What’s new at Payten & Jones?

Established in 2006, Payten & Jones are one of those small producers who have steadily built a reputation for producing wines of integrity and quality. The personal investment is high with day jobs and family life to be worked in around this label – or perhaps the label worked in around family life – but the objective of […]

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Hong Kong and China – same, same or different?

After three years of living in Hong Kong I am well aware of the increase in blood pressure this question may cause to many of my Hong Kong friends and colleagues, so rest assured I am well versed in the distinct and important differences between the two countries! The reason for the title refers to many […]