Tag: tasting

Robert Parker announces his “Magical top 20 Bordeaux from 2009” to 1000 wine lovers in Hong Kong

The BBR HK Team was fortunate enough to attend the Robert Parker tasting at Wine Futures last Tuesday (amazingly most of our rivals did not bother!). As well as being able to taste alongside the great man, this reaffirmed just how spectacular the 2009 vintage is. All of his “Magic 20” showed superbly in one […]

From ‘legendary’ to ‘double triumph’ – a decade of Ch. Haut-Bailly

A small gathering of some of the UK’s most renowned wine writers assembled in our Pickering Cellar to taste a vertical of 11 vintages of Ch. Haut-Bailly recently (4th October), where the general manager of the chateaux in Pessac-Léognan, Veronique Sanders, gently guided us through 11 vintages from 2000 to 2010. You could hear a […]

Italy’s 2011 harvest begins with Cerutti’s Moscato…

I kick off this year’s coverage of Italy’s harvest with Gianmario Cerutti picking his delicious 2011 Moscato. Under sunny skies and a welcome, if stiffening, breeze Gianmario chose to harvest this year’s crop a couple of weeks ahead of last year. The burning sun of the past three weeks had clearly left its mark on […]

A legendary tasting of Bollinger R.D.

In the course of a career in the wine trade one can expect to attend a few tastings which might fall into the category of “special” but in July I was privileged to attend a presentation which will live long in the memory, and must rank as one of the most extraordinary in my 35-year […]