He's got the best nose in the Hong Kong wine business. Lu Yang, corporate wine director for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, won the 2014 Best Sommelier China competition. Lu bested more than 100 other competitors to earn his title and the chance to com...Read more »
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To sip or to SIPNOT, that is the question Australian Pinot patriots Stonier are hosting their Stonier International Pinot Noir Tasting (SIPNOT) today in Hong Kong. The tasting, part of a veritable world tour of Pinot tastings, will feature an impressi...Read more »
The year 2014 was a good one for wine auctions in the United States. According to several industry news sources including Shanken News Daily, total live wine auction sales hit $156.5 million, marking a 32 percent increase over the previous year. Chica...Read more »
There's always a first time for everything. This week Decanter announced India took home it's first best-in-show international trophy at the 2014 Decanter Asia Wine Awards. The wine in question is Grover Zampa's Art Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2014, wa...Read more »
A recent global report by Knight Frank Asia Pacific noted that, while the Chinese have long been synonymous with vineyard purchases, several other countries in the East are beginning to emerge as vineyard purchases.Read more »
Earlier this month, Wines of Argentina announced theme, dates and details of the 2015 Argentina Wine Awards. The theme of the awards ceremony will be, “Women in Wine”, the organization said in a news release.Read more »
It's been a good year for wine in the European country of Georgia. Earlier this year the European Union ended import tariffs on the country, and news from the nation earlier this year revealed a new winery opened in Keda with the help of the equivalen...Read more »
Slow and steady wins the race. This week the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA) release their yearly Wine Export Approval Report and the news is encouraging for a part of the world which has struggled to combat exchange rates and other economic...Read more »
The French are the superior wine producers, but the British don't mind floating the cost. The Financial Times is reporting that Britons will spend more on wine in the next four years than the French, according to a recent study by Vinexpo and the Inte...Read more »
Varietals Produced in Hong Kong View all
Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...
History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...
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My trip to the east is over and I have a lot of memories from it. My week in ... ... before I made my way to Hong Kong.The Yarra Valley is one of the lesser known wine regions in Australia but it is gaining a lot of popularity. It is known for its cool weather wines like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay but also produces Australian staples like Sh... Read More
Wine & AustraliaGreetings from Australia! The land of big Shiraz, great ... ... From here I'm off to Hong Kong and then Taipei before I get home.This trip is for my work but I'm hoping to find some time to explore some of the great Australian wine regions and drink some great Australian wine. I've always enjoyed Australian wine and the wine... Read More
I got back from Asia last night, still feeling the effects of the 12,500 mile ... was out there for a wedding (Hong Kong) as well as some diving (Philippines). I also met up with a few of the Snooth investors who are based out there, so think of it as nearly a work related trip. One of the investors in particular, Ryan Moynagh, is also a fan o... Read More
Late notice, and I've no idea how many of Snooth's blog readers actually get ... wines. In 1995, for example, Hong Kong police found 12,000 bottles of fake Mouton Cadet (which retails for $10 per bottle) in a supermarket.Sadly, sometimes the fraud actually occurs at the wineries themselves. Chateau Giscours, one of the top 20 wineries in Borde... Read More
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