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It’s time to trade up and enjoy 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 in […]

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Postcard from CapeWine 2015: Day 2 Stellenbosch Kingdom of Cabernet

Day 2 of CapeWine 2015 concluded with the Stellenbosch Kingdom of Cabernet event at the One & Only resort. Here we tasted through four flights of Cabernet Sauvignon with five wines in each flight. The tasting and panel discussion was led by Greg Sherwood MW with each panel composed of the winemakers for the wines of […]

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Next time you are in the supermarket …

Recently I attended a tasting of wines from the McWilliam’s family, an Australian producer with several different brands in their portfolio. At The Drunken Duck in Soho, McWilliam’s Asia Pacific GM, Garrick Harvison, took us through a tasting of wines from the mid-tier Hanwood Estate range and the relatively new Appellation Range, both of which showed very well but for […]

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Geoff Merrill Wines – back vintage tasting

Geoff Merrill and his wines, Wooloomooloo, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Wines Tasted Geoff Merrill, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 1995 (Magnum), 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010 Geoff Merrill, Reserve Shiraz, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010 Geoff Merrill, Henley Shiraz, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008 “The moment you think you know all about wine, you’re kidding yourself.” This quote from […]

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A Couple of Little Stars from South Africa

Wines Tasted Morgenster Estate 2005 Morgenster Estate 2003 Morgenster Estate 2001 Beyerskloof Wines, Pinotage Reserve 2011 Beyerskloof Wines, Field Blend 2008 Having recently emerged from the depths of study for my WSET Diploma spirits exam I find myself tasting wines from South Africa, and like Tersina Shieh in her recent article on Swartland producers, I am very […]

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Margaret River Wine – A Conversation

Wines Tasted Thompson Estate, Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 Happs Three Hills, Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc, 2012 Deep Woods, Reserve Chardonnay, 2012 Rosily Vineyard, Chardonnay 2011 Pierro, Chardonnay, 2011 Vasse Felix, Heytesbury Chardonnay, 2011 Xanadu, Reserve Chardonnay, 2010 Credaro Family Estate, Chardonnay, 2010 Credaro Family Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 Pierro, Fermoy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 Happs Three […]

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Etude – A Study in the Art of Winemaking

Wines Tasted Etude, Pinot Gris, Carneros, 2012 Etude, Pinot Blanc, Carneros, 2011 Etude, Rosé, Carneros, 2012 Etude, Lyric Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara, 2011 Etude, Carneros Estate, Pinot Noir, 2010 Etude, Heirloom Pinot Noir, 2010 Etude, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2009 Etude, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, 2009 Etude, a French word meaning study and usually applied to […]