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    Acker's second HK outing

    The results from Acker Merrall & Condit’s recent auction previewed here, contrast somewhat with their first attempt to capitalise on Hong Kong’s…

    18 Nov 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Hong Kong - the grand plan

    Part one of this report gave an overview of the Hong Kong wine market. This part takes a closer look at what the duty cut really means in turning…

    12 Nov 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Hong Kong – an introduction

    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…

    11 Nov 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Majestic's winning streak ends

    British wine warehouse chain Majestic Wine announced its half-yearly results today, featuring a slide in profitablity that reflects the grim economic…

    10 Nov 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Year in the vines - part 13

    The weeks after harvest plod on like a protracted hangover. There is a deadened sense of pace at Gusbourne Estate as the days get darker and the…

    7 Nov 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Barbeito madeiras back to 1982

    In the third and last of our profiles of great fortified wines, Richard Hemming looks at one of the most exciting producers of Madeira. (The Madeira…

    6 Nov 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Auction fever hits Hong Kong

    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…

    4 Nov 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Year in the vines - part 12

    Growing grapes is often compared to raising a family. You nurture your offspring from infancy with tenderness and compassion. You feed and water them.…

    31 Oct 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Lynch Bages in great nick

    The notes below were taken last week at wine merchants Roberson on Kensington High Street, where a line-up of eight vintages of Château Lynch Bages…

    27 Oct 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Year in the vines - part 11

    The Pinot Noir fruit in one crate weighs between 15 and 20 kilograms.   The trusty tractor with a train of trailers stands by to…

    24 Oct 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Some Wine Society gems

    The following selection of notes are the highlights of the Christmas list of the Wine Society, the British institution that is a mail order wine…

    22 Oct 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Year in the vines - part 10

    8am, Thursday 9 Oct 2008. Fields are still misty as the Kentish sunrise washes through the haze. It’s going to be good weather for…

    20 Oct 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    The wine from Del Monte

    Puglia is not the most beautiful part of Italy. The horizon reveals endless parched scrub, littered with ancient towns cobbled together from the local…

    20 Oct 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Year in the vines - part 9

    Trust England to witness the headline 'Heavy Rain Brings Flood Warning' in the same week that the grape harvest begins. At the time of writing, the…

    8 Oct 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Year in the vines - part 8

    The rabbit nets that caused me so much unbridled joy in YITV5 made a delightful re-appearance this week, returning to inflict more pain as surely as…

    3 Oct 2008 Richard Hemming MW