Gourmet and wine merchant Ada Leung was born in Hong Kong, but grew up in Canada. She attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and then returned to Hong Kong, where she worked in sales and marketing before founding wine importing...
Wine events can be as loud as a college party or cozy as an intimate gathering of friends but no matter the style, knowing basic event etiquette ahead of time will enhance the pleasure, entertainment, and education of all who attend.
The 2010 vintage climate in Pauillac was defined by dry conditions, an exceptional amount of sunshine, cool nights and rainfall that arrived at just the right time – giving the 2010 vintage a remarkable identity.
The Friday before last I was treated to one of the most pleasurable wine tastings I can remember. It was not that the wines themselves were the greatest ever. In my time I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy various series of classic and historic vintages.
My birthday isn't far off, and maybe I'm just getting ornery in my old age, but I've been thinking about my wine pet peeves lately. Wine Spectator editors pondered theirs in the Jan. 31 – Feb. 28 issue of the magazine, but I left out a few of mine. Here's a fleshed-out, even crankier list.
People ask me questions about wine all the time — at wine tastings and classes that I conduct, on the street and in emails and phone calls. I answer them, of course, but wish today to share some of those questions and answers with you.
By Megan GannonLiveScience Archaeologists have revealed what could be part of a 1,500-year-old wine-making factory underneath a street in the ancient city of Jaffa, now part of Tel Aviv, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced.
France, producer of champagne and burgundy wines, favors keeping a common market organization for wine in the European Union as the bloc reforms its farm policy, Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll said.
The wine market has been very tough particularly in Greater China including Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. These markets are at the heart of the slow-down. There are far too many players there currently.
Marchesi welcomes the trend he sees in Oregon in which winemakers favor balance, subtlety and regional expression over sheer power. But it’s not limited to Oregon. In Australia, known for blockbuster shiraz with jammy flavors and alcohol topping 15 percent, vintners are scaling back.
It is pruning time at the moment. I thought it would be interesting to talk to two of our talented Technical Directors, Marielle Cazaux at Château Petit-Village and Cédric Loiseau at Mas Belles Eaux about the type of pruning at their respective properties: Guyot Simple at Château Petit-Village and the Cordon de Royat at Mas Belles Eaux.
When thinking about "ridiculous" prices, J-P might like to consider a few Champagnes. Setting aside Cattier's blingy gold-plated Armand de Brignac non vintage. And LVMH's Clos' d'Ambonnay £1,000+ Clos d'Ambonnay.
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