Category: Wine & Spirits in Asia

Bordeaux 2015: an eastern assessment

In between tasting the 2015s, Nicholas Pegna – Asia Director – considers how the Asian markets will approach the new vintage from Bordeaux. Whilst reflecting on the prospects for Bordeaux 2015, I have been thinking about how Bordeaux as a brand is faring, especially from an Asian perspective. The recent years since the great pair […]

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 […]