Monthly Archives: January 2013

Burgundy 2011 en primeur

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to taste some of the 2011 Burgundies “en primeur” through Berry Bros & Rudd here in Hong Kong. whilst I intend to write some  tasting notes for individual wines over the next few days,

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Wine finds: 27 January 2013

Yalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rosé 2011 I’ve just made a discovery to cheer up anyone’s day! Park’n’Shop International in Sheung Wan have one of my favourite rosés on special for $78 per bottle this week (usually $119!). This rosé used

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Burgundy 2012 – at what price?

As the weeks go by we are hearing of more producers and regions who will either, simply not produce a 2012 vintage, or will have a significantly reduced quantity of wine for sale. For highly prized regions such as Burgundy,

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Manzanilla “en rama” I Think!

Manzanilla en rama 2010 with glass of wine

Having recently read Jamie Goode’s blog entry on “en rama” sherries, I was delighted to find these examples whilst in London last week. This manzanilla en rama from Equipo Navazos is one of a limited release of 5,196 375ml bottles and one

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Wine finds: 13 January 2013

TeroldegoRotaliano 2009_R

Endrizzi Teroldego Rotaliano Superiore 2009   This is a really unusual grape variety, hardly ever grown outside of Italy, more’s the pity! Teroldego comes from the Trentino Alto-Adige region in northeastern Italy, right up near the Austrian border where it

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Kientzheim-Kaysersberg Cooperative: good value, great wine

I’ve been working my way through a number of this Co-op’s wines over Christmas and there are a few great ones amongst them! Alsace has a number of “Caves Cooperatives”, and whilst the reputation of some cooperative wines in some

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An amazing array of Madeiras, Vintage and NV

These tasting notes were made in November 2012 during a Madeira tasting put on by the Hong Kong Wine Society. All wines were tasted blind. The points given are my personal scores and rankings . Being an unashamed fan of

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Alsace VTs will be few and far between in 2012

Alsace Gewurz grapes July 2012_R

The producers who did manage to harvest grapes for VT wines in the 2012 vintage are the lucky ones – the offerings will be tiny, but those we do get should be magnificent, as the weather before the rains hit

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