Coup de Cœur - Ancient Turkish Urla Karasi Works Its Magic
If I had to name one favorite Turkish wine, Urla Nero d'Avola-Urla Karasi of Urla Şarapçılık (Winery) would be my premier choix. It was a memorable wine that strike me unexpectedly the first time I drank it.
- by Turkish Wine Club Asia
Finnish Female Winemaker In Bordeaux Goes Oak-FREE
There are not many Finnish winemakers in the world, but I found one in Bordeaux and recently discovered that she’s been making wine – out of Carménère – with amphorae and NO oak.
- by Cass Lam
Turkey Joins The Amber Revolution (A Non-Political One)
"Making natural amber wine is like driving a car without brakes and gas pedal," Turkish winemaker Camlica described.
The First And Only Turkish Küp (Qvevri) Wine Unveiled - And Is Coming to HK
Qvevri wine was almost nonexistent in Turkey when I last visited this new wine country four years ago. Today, a star is born! En-vogue German Winemaker Udo Hirsch (known as the "Crazy German) is pursuing Turkey’s first ever qvevri (Küp in Turkish) wine, a
Converting Conservative Knowledgeable Drinkers To Qvevri Fans
Like music and art, wine can be expressed in many different forms. And when it comes to taste and genres, we all have our own preference. If you like to drink wine, your palates need to constantly evolve. Learning to appreciate qvevri wine is about learn
Qvevri Pride In Post-Soviet Georgia
“During Soviet times, when qvevri wines were not resected or allowed, we lost much of our acquired wisdom about qvevri,” said historian and oenologist Giorgi Barisashvili explained. “Bad habits were formed because quantity mattered more than quality.” He
A Night Of Decoding The Terra-Cotta Myth
Last week, we gathered a crowd of patrons, wine geeks and sommeliers to experiment the kinky pleasure of orange wine and raw fish pairing at an omakase dinner. The night was intense - the pairing of 12 dishes for six wine (from three different countries)
Orange Fever At An All-Time High
Following the celebration of RAW WINE in London this month, a new wave of winemakers from around the world have started the "Amber Revolution" (new book by Simon Woolf), a movement that embraces orange wine, which is made in ancient / traditional style bu
When Lebanese Wine Meets Beijing Food
As the night boozily progressed, we indulged in the FUN of tasting and discovering the same wine of different vintage. Our guests have learned the common features and distinctive personalities each vintage carries. They discovered how each vintage evolves
Turkey’s First Pinot Noir - Chamlija
The First Pinot Noir Wine From Turkey: CHAMLIJA
- by Cass Lam
"Pinot Noir is not an easy grape to grow. It's elusive and extremely fussy with terroir and weather..." I was told long time ago
Raw Wine - A New Game Or Back To Basics?
Jean-François Ganevat from Jura
Lately, raw wine (some call it organic wine, natural wine, or biodynamic wine) has arrived at the locus of the mainstream culture - vegan and organic wine / brews have gained popularity. In HK, a few wine shops and bar
BLOG: Turkish Wine In Hong Kong
In a new wine market like Hong Kong Turkish wine has so much room to grow despite competitions with other Mediterranean wine. Local wine lovers in general want to experience pleasure by discovering new wine tastes and styles.
BLOG: Languedoc Part III - Southern Grand Cru Outperformed Bordeaux 1st Growths
Our Grand Cru Picks For Ya | TOP 2 To Try:
1. La Pèira En Damaisele- Grand cru du Languedoc Outperformed Bordeaux’s 5 First Growths
La Peira, owned and run by Australian Rob Dougan and his French Mauritian wife Karine Ahton (Barrister formerly) is l
BLOG: Lebanese Wine - Old Skool Musar VS. New World Wardy
Wine critics who have tasted both wine will agree that Musar and Wardy have different cultural background and styles in winemaking. Musar, which has been in the market for decades and is known as one of the oldest, biggest wineries in Lebanon, earned its
BLOG: Languedoc Wine Part II- The Charm Of Carignan
Apart from its very approachable personality and strength in organic / biodynamic winemaking, the secret to Carignan's good value and deliciousness lie in the uniqueness of the local grape varieties, namely Carignan, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. Here we
BLOG: Organic Grands Crus du Languedoc - Beyond Bordeaux & Burgundy
Languedoc's strength in producing natural / organic / biodynamic wine is part of the growing appeal to trendy wine drinkers these days. It's ahead of Provence and Aquitaine, in terms of organic wine production, leading the market with its relentless impro
BLOG: Modern Georgian Wine Made In Organic Way (Available in HK)
Georgian wine in Hong Kong
A warm welcome to the following new members this month: Mandili, Iago, Alaverdi Monastery and Zurab Topuridze. These unique and rare wines are under our new category Georgia.
So what's so unique about them, except for their e
BLOG: 7 Deadly Zin(fandel) - Too Juicy. Guilty!
Fine Wine Outside of Napa Valley
Both Earthquake and 7 Deadly Sins 2014 of Michael David Winery have been scored 91 points by Robert Parker. They are two of the most popular red wines from California. Both are beautifully crafted and made of 100% Zinfa
BLOG: Croatian Wine in Hong Kong
Grgich's Winemaking Journey From Croatia to Napa Valley
Plavac Mali (red), known as Zinfandel in America, has been produced according to the methods of Miljenko Grgić and under his supervision. He is known in California and in the world as one of the
BLOG: The Finest & Oldest White Grape of Santorini - Assyrtiko
Hatzidakis ASSYRTIKO Cuvee No.15 2015
It's an organic White wine made from 100% native Greek grape ASSYRTIKO #assyrtiko . It's from the volcanic island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea produces dry, deliciously minerally wines that are superb with seafood
BLOG: Turkish & Lebanese Rosé To Brighten Your Summer
French and Provence Rosé is so yesterday and out of fashion. Turkish and Lebanese Rosé is the real deal. From the Mediterranean coast, our #Rosé from Kavaklidere, Vinkara and Domaine Wardy wineries is made of indigenous grapes. If you’re curious, and more
BLOG: Demystifying Dom Pérignon Champagne
It feels like walking down the Hollywood red carpet when we drive through the famous Champagne Avenue where is filled with the world's most prestigious champagne houses such as Pol Roger and Maison Perrier-Jouët. Today, we are honored to be given a privat