Category: Wine & Spirits in Asia

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 […]

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 […]