Next Stop: Stazione Novella …

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 is […]

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 […]

Greco di Tufo; still or sparkling? Or … what exactly is that?

Wines Tasted Feudi di San Gregorio, Campania, Italy Greco di Tufo sparkling, NV Feudi di San Gregorio, Campania, Italy, Greco di Tufo, 2012 The weather in Hong Kong has been pretty gloomy of late so to cheer myself up I’ve been thinking of all those chilled wines I intend to enjoy as I attempt to manage […]

Launch of Gaja and Altaya Wines – Lan Kwai Fong

With over 160 years of winemaking history and a vision to position their wines at the top of the market, Gaja remains a firm favourite with the wine loving community in Hong Kong if the recent Altaya Launch Party is anything to go by. Live music, a dress theme of black and white and being […]

Basking in the Tuscan Sun – A Tasting in Causeway Bay

Photo: Il Molino di Grace Winery Wines Tasted Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico DOCG 2009 Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2006 Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva Il Margone 2006 Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva Il Margone 2005 Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva Il Margone 2000 […]

Lambrusco – Sparkling Wine of Italy

Image credit: The Kitchn Wines Tasted Chiarli Lambrusco di Castelvetro Grasparossa Non Vintage Chiarli “Premium” Lambrusco Sorbara Vecchio Modena Non Vintage My first encounter with Lambrusco was in Emilia-Romagna as part of a food tour. At 8am I found myself inside a Parmigiano-Regiano cheese factory sampling freshly made cheese with dry Lambrusco – a not […]