Q: How does one make a pheasant cry?

Image credit: Don Faisan Wines Tasted Pheasant’s Tears, Rkatsiteli, Bodbiskhevi Village, Kakheti 2010 Pheasant’s Tears, Kisi, Alaverdi Village, Kakheti, 2010 Pheasant’s Tears, Saperavi, Kakheti, 2008 Q: How does one make a pheasant cry? A: Make a wine so beautiful it will bring tears of joy to the pheasant’s eyes – or so the Georgian tale […]

A Cause for Celebration – 1996 Salon Champagne

Wine Tasted Champagne Salon, 1996 A very special day took place in our household recently – so special it called for something particularly indulgent to celebrate! For a while now the Champagne House Salon has fascinated me and this was the perfect excuse to seek out a bottle… What captivates me about Salon in addition […]

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 one […]

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 participants […]

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 of […]

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 Hungary […]