Category: Wine & Spirits in Asia

Winemakers in concert

While the pool of touring rock stars is rather small in Hong Kong, Josh Rubenstein – Head of Wholesale in our Hong Kong office – finds that the wine world supplies the city’s oenophiles with a steady stream of vinous celebrities. I have few gripes about life in Hong Kong, but I don’t mind whinging about […]

A hop to Hokkaido

Following a recent trip to the high-rises of Tokyo, Jasper Morris MW – our Burgundy Director – journeyed north to the vineyards of Hokkaido; here he reports on the wines coming from this curious island. My recent trip to Japan began with a concentrated few days promoting Burgundy in Tokyo, finishing with a superb sushi […]

A centenarian experience

Fortunate enough to have recently tasted a quartet of centenarian Sherries in the company of friends, Josh Rubenstein – Head of Wholesale in our Hong Kong office – considers the human factor in wine. Former heavyweight boxing champion, baddest man on the planet and unlikely philosopher, Mike Tyson, famously said, ‘Everyone has a plan ‘till […]

Raising your glass to the Year of the Goat

Ahead of Chinese New Year, Amanda Longworth from our Hong Kong office looks at the bottles which are most appropriate (and quite frankly justified) for celebrating the forthcoming holiday. As we enter the Year of the Goat, it seems opportune to explore and understand a little more about the zodiac calendar, and its possible connections […]