Wine Times Hong Kong: Quality red wine from Australia

First published Wine Times Hong Kong, September 2015 print edition. (Image credit: Kate Bisset Johnson Photography) As the weather in Hong Kong starts to cool and memories of basking in the sun whilst sipping refreshing white wine on the deck of a junk boat begin to fade, it’s time to turn your thoughts to wines deeper inContinue reading “Wine Times Hong Kong: Quality red wine from Australia”

Wine Times Hong Kong: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc shortage

First published Wine Times Hong Kong August 2015 print edition. (Image credit: Harvesting Sauvignon Blanc for Greywacke Wild Sauvignon, Yarrum Vineyard, Marlborough. Photo: Kevin Judd.) Recent reports in the press suggest a shortage of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc may be imminent due to the comparatively small 2015 harvest and while quality has been assessed as veryContinue reading “Wine Times Hong Kong: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc shortage”

The Drinks Business: Stazione Novella, Hong Kong

First published The Drinks Business 12 August 2015. (Image credit: Credit: Black Sheep Restaurants) Hong Kong is currently basking in beautifully sunny summer weather so the recent arrival of Italian bar Stazione Novella to the hustle and bustle of Soho on Hong Kong Island is a welcome sight. Credit: Francesca Martin As the title suggests Stazione Novella isContinue reading “The Drinks Business: Stazione Novella, Hong Kong”

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 forContinue reading “The Drinks Business: BIVB Live and Chardonnay”

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 acronymContinue reading “The Drinks Business: BIVB Live”

The Drinks Business: Riesling Downunder 2015

Published The Drinks Business 11 March 2015 Riesling Downunder took place recently in Melbourne, Australia providing the perfect opportunity for trade and consumer alike to sample a wide range of Riesling from around the world. I had the opportunity to sit down between events with Hunter Smith of Frankland Estate, one of the founders of this Riesling celebration.Continue reading “The Drinks Business: Riesling Downunder 2015”

The Drinks Business: Melbourne Barbecue Festival

Rewritten for The Drinks Business 18 February 2015 We’re in Melbourne Australia at the inaugural Melbourne Barbecue Festival and the first Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned event in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s February 1 and the competitors who have been up all through the cold and wet night are gearing up for the finalContinue reading “The Drinks Business: Melbourne Barbecue Festival”

The Drinks Business: Arfion Wines, Yarra Valley

Published The Drinks Business 3 February 2015 Wines Tasted Arfion, Yarra Valley, Field Blend, 2012 and 2013 Arfion, Yarra Valley, Pinot Rosé, 2013 Smokestack Lightning, Yarra Valley, Pinot Grigio, 2013 Recently I gave a tasting of wines from small producers in the Yarra Valley for the Hong Kong Wine Society. This is the stuff that get’sContinue reading “The Drinks Business: Arfion Wines, Yarra Valley”