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As I walked into the M Bar on the 25th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong at 6.45 pm, I spotted my friend sitting at a corner table, glass of Krug champagne by his side. A...

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I'm intrigued by this fine-wine air freight service from Bordeaux and London to Hong Kong that is now being targeted at individuals. Apparently, they have been running one a month to HK for the...

Tags:  transport, Hong Kong

Hong Kong presents a particular professional challenge: it is the city in the world where I am least likely to see a menu and, as a consequence, least likely to order a single dish. And all this...

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See our new guide to all readers’ restaurant reviews . Last month I had the pleasure of having lunch with a gentleman who has been in the wine business for many years. We had a great chat...

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As we climbed the stairs to the first floor of the Lei Garden restaurant in Mongkok on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong, a branch of this business that has been famous for its dim sum for over 20...

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The Hong Kong fine wine market is in the rudest of health, it would seem, thanks largely to the abolition of wine duty there in Feb 2008 and the determined efforts of established auctioneers,...

Tags:  Hong Kong, auction

Initially, it appeared like a very one-sided contest. On one side of the swing door was Yan Tak, the highly talented chef of Lung King Heen (View of the Dragon) in charge of a brigade of 28...

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On 27 Feb this year, duty rates on all alcohol except spirits were abolished in Hong Kong in a move intended to establish the city as a fine wine hub to rival the likes of London and New York...

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It will be fascinating to see what sort of prices are fetched by the super-starry lots in two major fine wine sales to be held in Hong Kong this month. The first is to be held on...

After an absence of seven years, Christie’s wine department will be back in Asia for an auction on 29 Nov2008 at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre. The headline wines in...

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Firstly, thank you, thank you, all those who have so kindly sent recommendations of wine-storage facilities and wine courses. We are very grateful and are compiling what we hope will be a...

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At Pearl Liang , in the lower concourse of Paddington Central, west London, the Chinese waiter could not have been friendlier as he took our order for salt and pepper bean curd, Shanghai...

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Here's a very brief extract from Robert Parker's tasting of 20 bordeaux 2009s on Tuesday morning at WineFuture Hong Kong. It was hyped as The Magical 20 , and already merchants are trying...

Below is the hall where the WineFuture HK tastings were held, just before my Beyond Bordeaux tasting began. The picture above left is of Robert Parker presenting from the stage from which this...

I got back from Hong Kong early yesterday morning and, thanks to a good night's sleep and an afternoon siesta, was able to attend both annual events organised by the Institute of Masters of Wine:...

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