January 12, 2010
Sayonara Wine Paradox?
I have to admit it was the image–a tuxedo-clad Asian pouring wine into a steaming purple pool of people–that caught my eye before the article in the Guardian it accompanies, titled ‘Japanese wine forces grape snobs to think again.’ The shot was act
December 11, 2009
There’s no question that all things China-related are big news these days — I notice it more and more each day, particularly in the political realm, with the mounting speculation that it’s poised to become the next superpower. So I suppose that it s
December 03, 2009
Uncorking the Arts
I’ve always thought of wine-making as an art form — in the same category as fine cheese and fine chocolate
production — though
at the same time I try not to forget I’m fortunate to even be able to have an
opinion on this.
November 27, 2009
Great Wall Wine
As promised, here’s more on the Chinese-produced Great Wall wine that Presidents Barack Obama and Hu Jintao had served to them at the visiting American’s state dinner. It turns out that the wine is produced by the China Great Wall Wine Company Ltd.,
November 25, 2009
Pope's Toast... to Coonawarra Reds
I stumbled across a very interesting article from Australia at the weekend. (‘Wine Fit for Papal Palates’)Two major wineries in Australia, DiGiorgio Family Wines and Zema Estate, have been chosen to participate in a big riverside Australia Day celebr
November 06, 2009
Kiwi Wine Sweetheart - still Sauvignon Blanc
Speaking of island wines yesterday, at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition last month, judging panel chair Luciana Lynch singled out New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc as one of the classiest and best quality wines in the world.
November 05, 2009
Bets Back on HK
This week I mentioned the (supposed) Singapore vs. Hong Kong art war, with the two metropolises said to be vying for top city status through the development of world-class arts and culture scenes. Well, judging from a wine industry update I rec