Category: New World

Eastern ambition

Following a recent trip to the orient Jasper Morris MW reports back on the state of the Chinese wine industry and the challenges facing it I was agog to see the countryside of central China from the air, once we had escaped from the more humid and polluted atmosphere of the eastern seaboard. As we began […]

On the trail of Australia’s hidden gems

Jessica Poon, a Private Account Manager in our Hong Kong office, takes some well-earned time off to explore the land down under’s lesser-known – yet no less rewarding – wine territories Having recently been awarded a WSET scholarship from Wine Australia, I spent 10 days visiting Australia’s wine regions and was once again struck by the […]

Top flight – part two

In his concluding chapter, Stuart Rae, a member of our Fine Wine team, share his notes from a rare tasting of Penfolds’ exceptional 1990 vintage Without further ado we started the 10-wine flight. Proof that even the more ‘basic’ wines have the ability to age is seen in the first instance. The 1990 Penfolds Koonunga […]

Top flight – part one

  A member of our Fine Wine team, Stuart Rae has an ardour for wines the world over. While he maintains a love of the classics, today he professes a particular penchant for the wines of the New World. Here he expands on the extraordinary pleasure – and precious knowledge – derived from a rare […]