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Nick and I are somewhere very definitely off our usual beaten track  See below and see if you can work out where.   

Tags:  Asia

I am generally loth to publicise individual companies' trumpeting of their results, but the following end-of-year report from the leading member of the pack of fine-wine traders based in London...

Tags:  Asia, Bordeaux

When I started out writing about wine in the 1970s I was told firmly that the Asians would never become wine drinkers. There was commonly supposed to be something about the Asian palate and...

Tags:  Asia, China, India, Japan

What a humbling gathering of expertise was in evidence at London's beautiful medieval Guildhall last night at the annual Wine & Spirit Education Trust's award ceremony!  Those...

Tags:  education, Asia

Beware Oxbridge, Ivy League and Grandes Écoles! Two crack tasting teams from Asia have just been selected to compete against their peers chosen from universities and business schools in Europe...

Tags:  tasting, Asia

It's late November and time for Beaujolais Nouveau 2010. So far in Asia it is still mainly the Japanese who have taken a serious interest in this product but should we be surprised? For it is in...

谨防葡萄酒投资 作者:林之樱 , Cher Lim 日期 自从互联网泡沫在 2000 年破灭后,“泡沫 ”...

Tags:  Asia, Singapore

In the good old days, the word 'bubble' was associated with champagne , celebration, happiness, playfulness - never anything to do with trouble. Ever since the dotcom bubble which climaxed in...

Tags:  Asia, Singapore

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...

Tags:  Asia, Hong Kong

Hakkasan serves contemporary Chinese food in a basement off a cul-de-sac in a rather nondescript location just behind Tottenham Court Road tube station. Nobu delivers modern Japanese food...

Tags:  Asia

Although some of the Bordelais returnees from it have managed to find the strength to release their 2007s, Hong Kong’s Vinexpo seems to have left everyone pretty drained – not...

Tags:  Asia

You may wonder why there have been so few releases of the 2007 bordeaux this week (only Evangile, a cool £850 a dozen at J&B)– or if you operate in or around the wine trade, you...

Tags:  Asia

Just arrived in my in box. Note the sting in the tail. "As America's oldest wine store and its largest auction house for four out of the last five years, Acker Merrall &...

Tags:  Asia

Really, you shouldn’t have…   No sooner had I stepped off the plane here in Hong Kong than I got several messages telling me that the Hong Kong government had just announced...

Tags:  Asia

Attentive visitors to this site may remember Denis Gastin, contributor on Asian wine to The Oxford Companion to Wine , who contributed some fascinating insights on Asian wine’s progress last...

Tags:  Asia
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