The Drinks Business: BIVB Live and Chardonnay

Published The Drinks Business 22 May 2015 (Image credit: Saint-Aubin Credit BIVB) The summer months have arrived in Hong Kong and the weather is rather grey at the moment, which makes the latest installment of the BIVB’s (Burgundy Wine Board) Live and Interactive seminars the perfect antidote. We arrived to find six little glasses of sunshine waiting for […]

The Drinks Business: BIVB Live

Published The Drinks Business 27 March 2015 (Image creidt: Côte de Nuits Wikipedia) Bourgogne wines, live and direct in 25 cities around the world! This is the tag line for a series of interactive presentations that have been taking place around the world hosted by the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne, more commonly known by its acronym […]

Back to the future with G.D. Vajra, Barolo, Piemonte, Italy

(Image credit: view of Piemonte from the Barolo Wine Museum. Wikipedia) Wine Tasted Vajra, Langhe Riesling Pètracine, 2013 Vajra, Langhe Rosso, 2013 Vajra, Dolcetto d’Alba Coste & Fossati, 2013 Vajra, Barbera d’Alba Superiore, 2012 Vajra, Barolo Bricco delle Viole, 2010 Vajra, Moscato d’Asti, 2013 Recently I attended a lunch and tasting of Italian wines from Piedmontese producer […]

Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco

Image credit: Marchesi di Grésy Marchesi di Grésy is a family owned and operated business that has been in existence since the late 18th century but it wasn’t until 1973, under the direction of current owner Alberto di Grésy, that the family decided to release wines under their own label. The focus of the portfolio is […]

Gevrey-Chambertin: Domaine Fourrier

Despite temperatures turning rather cool here in Hong Kong last night I headed out to a semi-blind tasting event at L’Imperatrice in Sheung Wan. The theme of the evening was the Burgundy appellation Gevrey-Chambertin and eight wines were to be tasted – seven from Burgundy and one interloper from the Rhône just to keep us […]

Hospices de Beaune Tasting

Hôtel-Dieu. Source: Wikipedia Commons Wines Tasted Pouilly-Fussé Cuvée Françoise Poisard 2012 Meursault-Charmes 1er Cru Cuvée de Bahèzre de Lanlay 2011 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Cuvée François de Salins 2011 Savigny-Lés-Beaune 1er Cuvée Arthur Girard 2012 Beaune 1er Cru Cuvée Guigone de Salins 2009 Volnay 1er Cru Cuvée Blondeau 2010 Pommard 1er Cru Cuvée Dames de la […]