Hong Kong

    Langley's Chaberton Estate Winery rebrands - slightly

    … in France. The winery was purchased in 2004 by Vancouver lawyer Eugene Kwan and Hong Kong businessman Anthony Cheng. With the wines released within the past year, they quietly dropped “Domaine de” from the labels. Retaining Chaberton indicates that the owners value continuity in a brand that sells about 40,000 cases a year. They also have maintained…

    4 readers - By John Schreiner on wine

    Jefford on Monday: A Label Drinker Comes Out

    …, or of the blind-tasting competition, is to elevate the meritorious regardless of pedigree. It actually doesn’t matter if true objectivity is a fantasy; simply changing the subjective filter is a worthwhile exercise. Having just spent a week in Hong Kong judging the Decanter Asia Wine Awards, indeed, I feel confident that the ‘shallow blind’ way in which both…

    7 readers - By Decanter

    Market Watch: Hopes rise as Bordeaux shows signs of life

    … to buy top Bordeaux'. At auction so far this month, Bordeaux has continued to face stiff competition from Burgundy. On 6 September, Zachys Hong Kong sold 61 bottles of Mouton-Rothschild spanning every vintage from 1945 to 2005 inclusive, except 1949, 1953 and 1993. The lot fetched HK$477,750 against a pre-sale high estimate of HK$600,000…

    5 readers - By Decanter

    What it’s like to be a #wine judge – part 2 #LACountyFair

    … was a trapdoor under my chair that would swallow me whole. Oh, the humanity! That night, the judges were treated to an al fresco dinner on the Fairplex fairgrounds. Black-tablecloth picnic benches were arranged in long rows in the Fairplex’s garden, while the sweet, smoky aroma of barbecued meat offered a tantalizing hint at what was to come. All around…

    5 readers - By Señorita Vino