Category: Wine & Spirits in Asia

Experiments at altitude

Our Burgundy Director – and intrepid explorer – Jasper Morris MW reports on a recent excursion to China’s Shangri-la, scouting out the potential of vineyards planted at dizzying heights in the Yunnan province. Shangri-la, or Xiānggélǐlā, or Zhōngdiàn, or indeed Gyalthang in Tibetan, are all names for the same magical place in north-west Yunnan. It […]

Going, going, gone

Earlier this year Simon Staples – our Sales Director in Asia – was auctioned off as part of a rather remarkable lot; he was to guide the winning bidders around Bordeaux’s finest establishments, all in aid of Room to Read. On an unusually sticky evening in early April of this year, the auctioneer’s gavel fell […]

Champagne of the stars

Dom Pérignon may have claimed to be drinking the stars, but the illustrious Champagne Thiénot has been drunk by the stars twice, as the official Champagne of the Oscars Pre-Show and Governors Ball. Here Ferorsa Choi – Private Account Manager in our Hong Kong office – recounts a tasting of the House’s eminent wines. Champagne […]

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 […]