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Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe 1988 vs 1989

Two outstanding vintages of a great wine – so which one is the better one? I had the chance to test both wines out side by side at a recent HKWS dinner at Yung Kee goose restaurant in Hong Kong.

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Great Tasmanian Pinot at a great price

Tasmanian Pinot Noir from Marks and Spencer

Don’t be put off by the rather sombre  and minimalist approach to labelling! After a short absence from the shelves of Marks and Spencer, this great little Tasmanian Pinot is back with a new label and a new owner. It

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Dinner and some venerable old Bordeaux

Bordeaux Reds 1978 - 1983

  At a recent dinner with Bérénice Lurton of Château Climens, co-hosted by David Wainwright of Zachy’s, we were fortunate enough to enjoy a number of great Bordeaux reds from a both the Left and Right Banks.with poached Maran’s egg,

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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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5 decades of Château Musar

An amazing tasting led by the one and only Serge Hochar, here in Hong Kong in June 2012. A vertical to remember Château Musar 1966 – 2002 with Serge Hochar  1 June 2012 Château Musar 1966 A lovely limpid clarity

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