The 8th Estate Winery Cellar Door Visit – Ap Lei Chau

Wines Tasted: The 8th Estate Winery, Riesling 2010 The 8th Estate Winery, Sangiovese 2008 The 8th Estate Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 The 8th Estate Winery, Rosé 2011 The 8th Estate Winery, Prelude, Cabernet Franc 2007 Easter week-end in Hong Kong and it is cold and very rainy so what better to do than visit HongContinue reading “The 8th Estate Winery Cellar Door Visit – Ap Lei Chau”

John Forrest Collection, Pinot Noir, 2009 – Waitaki, New Zealand

Wine tasted: Forrest Wines, John Forrest Collection Pinot Noir, 2009 At the Rioja tasting last week I caught up with a recent acquaintance who mentioned he had tasted an extraordinary Pinot Noir from somewhere in Otago, New Zealand … “Wai-something”. Given my family home has been in the Otago region for many years, my interestContinue reading “John Forrest Collection, Pinot Noir, 2009 – Waitaki, New Zealand”

Grand Rioja Tasting and Masterclass – Langham Place Hotel, Mong Kok

Wines tasted: Conde De Valdemar, Finca Alto de Cantabria 2010 Beronia, Crianza 2009 Viña Pomal, Crianza 2009 Zuazo Gaston, Reserva 2008 Predicador, Tinto 2010 After the success of last years First Grand Rioja Tasting it was with much excitement that the Second Grand Rioja Tasting took place. Over 60 wineries presented their version of oneContinue reading “Grand Rioja Tasting and Masterclass – Langham Place Hotel, Mong Kok”

Sicily – An Odyssey of Wine 2013, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Happy Valley

Wines tasted: Cantine Russo, Rampante Etna DOP 2007 Duca di Salaparuta, Livico 2009 Gulfi, Nerojbleo 2009 Spadafora, Schietto Syrah IGP Sicilia 2005 Abraxas, Passito di Pantelleria DOC 2008 Sicilian wines have come to Hong Kong and to get things started yesterday, Debra Meiburg MW presented a masterclass on the wines from this region before participantsContinue reading “Sicily – An Odyssey of Wine 2013, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Happy Valley”

Vietti Barolo Tasting – The Flying Wine Maker, Lan Kwai Fong

Wines tasted: Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne DOC 2010 Nebbiolo Perbacco DOC 2010 Barolo Castiglione DOCG 2008 Barolo Brunate DOCG 2009 Barolo Rocche DOCG 2009 Barolo Rocche DOCG 1999 On Friday I went to the Veitti Masterclass at The Flying Winemaker hosted by Luca Currado. What an outstanding evening! From the very beginning, Luca’s sense ofContinue reading “Vietti Barolo Tasting – The Flying Wine Maker, Lan Kwai Fong”

Hungarian Wine Tasting – Hotel ICON, Tsim Sha Tsui

Wines tasted: Benedek, Cserszegi Füszeres, 2011 Szepsy, Furmint, 2009 Etyeki Kúria, Pinot Noir, 2010 Gere Attila, Kopár (Cabernet Franc blend), 2007 Malatinszky, Kúria Cabernet Franc, 2007 Tokaj Nobilis, Sárgamuskotály (Muscat Lunel), 2008 Disznókő, Aszú, 5 Puttonyos, 2005 Recently I tasted a range of Hungarian wines at a presentation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of HungaryContinue reading “Hungarian Wine Tasting – Hotel ICON, Tsim Sha Tsui”