So Harvest is coming quickly in the northern hemisphere. This time we have friend from Alsace, telling us about the situation there: Philippe Durst from Domaine Dopff Au Moulin: "Samples taken in the vineyards over the last 10 days show quick ripening of the grapes,...read more
很多人都知道意大利出名的酒款如Barolo及Barbaresco，人稱酒王及酒后。但他們又知道自己在喝什麼呢？遞出一瓶Gattinara大家都「灑手拎頭」，到底是什麼來，試也不試便錯過一瓶價廉物美的好東西。You all know the great wine of Itally, calling Barolo and Barbaresco as the King and Queen of Wine. But Do you know what you are drinking? Handing them a bottle of Gattinara, they will just refuse me and don’t bother to taste it. OK, I will keep this good stuff for myself then.read more
每當提起葡萄酒配中菜，你會想起什麼？波爾多紅酒？人氣之選的Pinot Noir？還是華麗的香檳呢？Alsace酒莊Trimbach的莊主Jean Trimbach有不一樣的見解。
What do you think of when we talk about Chinese food and wine pairing? Red Bordeaux? Trendy pinot noir? Or fabulous champagnes? Jean Trimbach, the owner of Trimbach from Alsace, offers a different view.read more
To me, Michael Wong is, above all, an artist. And oftentimes, when describing Michael Wong, what follows is a slew of other roles in brackets following the title of “artist” – musician, designer, pilot, husband, father, etc. Wong’s latest foray is a collaboration with luxury watch brand, Bremont, where he has designed his very own wristwatch, but to him, it’s all just a part of life, “I hope to someday build a nest-like hideout for my family and I – a space where I can work hard and play hard, and also use to enjoy time with my friends,” says Wong.read more
The Macallan獲健力士世界紀錄 (Guinness World Records™)譽為「拍賣會上售出最昂貴威士忌」的殊榮。The Macallan 64 年 Lalique Cire Perdue水晶酒瓶在拍賣會上以$460,000 美金(£291,125英鎊)售出。拍賣所得的款項將全數撥捐非牟利慈善團體charity : water，幫助發展中國家的人民提供清潔、安全的食水。
Guinness World Records™ has awarded The Macallan the accolade of ‘most expensive whisky sold at auction’. The Macallan’s 64 Year Old in Lalique, Cire Perdue sold at auction for $460,000 (£291,125), with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting charity: water, an organisation that provides access to clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
In Spain, Rioja is one of the northern region that will harvest a bit later than the south. See what our friend says at this moment.
Roberto Ijalba Pérez of Bodegas Santalba, Rioja, Spain
The harvest forecast in the Denominacion de Origen Calificada Rioja DOC Rioja this year presents a lower quantity than last years because the soils have lower fertility and therefore less production. In early June started a period of drought that still continues and together with high temperatures during August in Rioja have reduced the yields of the crops compared to previous years