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Wine Tasting – Unique Perspectives from Verum and Ulterior

Wine Tasting – Unique Perspectives from Verum and Ulterior

Difficult weather is a hazard in the wine industry, it turns out this is not limited to wine production but also for wine dinners! Despite hoisting of typhoon #8 and black rainstorm signal in Hong Kong, it did not dampen the enthusiasm of our 30+ guests to taste some...

A shining light on wines from Ningxia

A shining light on wines from Ningxia

The Hong Kong arm of the Ningxia Youth Confederation is a pretty vibrant group comprised of entrepreneurs with business interests in Ningxia, officials from the representative office of Ningxia Government and youth from the region who are keen in organising member...

Joy of Wine & Music

Joy of Wine & Music

One of the most gratifying benefits of working in the wine industry is meeting many wine lovers from different walks of life bonded by the love for wine. It is extra special when you meet someone who wants to take their passion to a different level driven by their...

Introductory Wine Workshop

Introductory Wine Workshop

I think I had as much fun as my clients (a couple who are wine lovers) asked me to put together a 2 day introductory wine class for them which would serve as a foundation course as they start to build up their wine cellar. I created a bespoke two day workshop...

Green Spain Part II

Green Spain Part II

A winery which is causing quite a stir in Rioja is Bedegas y Vinedos Artadi as they have publicly announced leaving the appellation and will no longer use the Rioja name. Juan Carlos Lopez de Lacalle is the owner and winemaker, a man of bountiful energy in his 80s....

Green Spain Part I

Green Spain Part I

I was so excited to find out the Institute of Masters of Wines and the Fundacion para la Cultura Del Vino decided to repeat their Masterclass weekend in Rioja, Haro in May 2017. The course was more amazing than I had imagined. Not only do students get the rare...