June 12, 2018

Five Top Sauternes in One Bottle

The top five grands crus classés of Sauternes in 1855, announced at Vinexpo Hong Kong that they had joined forces for the creation of an oenological dream: revealing in one bottle one of the great terroirs of Sauternes, the terroir of Bommes. Châteaux Sigalas Rabaud, Rayne Vigneau, Lafaurie-Peyraguey, la Tour Blanche,…
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June 12, 2018

Champagne on Ice… Yes, We Can!

In the hot climes of South East Asia, many people over the years had become used to putting ice in Champagne to keep it chilled. While some saw this as sacrilege, Champagne Pommery decided, ‘If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em,” and designed a Champagne specially for drinking on the rocks. Originally launched in…
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June 12, 2018

First Appearance for Great Wall at Vinexpo Hong Kong

China’s Great Wall wine exhibited for the first time at Vinexpo Hong Kong this year, on an area of 113 square metres. With five strategic sub-brands and 16 products in total, forming the Great Wall wine range, their team underlined the oriental charm of “China’s Great Wall and red national wine”. Visitors were able…
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June 12, 2018

Hong Kong a Strategic Hub for Larsen

Successful launch for new Cognac Larsen Products at Vinexpo Hong Kong Jérôme Durand, Director General, of Cognac Larsen reports a highly successful Vinexpo 2018 edition. Larsen launched two new Cognacs at Vinexpo Hong Kong. Larsen VSOP Reserve and Larsen XO Reserve have been created especially for the Asian market and follow Larsen’s new long-term…
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June 12, 2018

A.E. Dor Launches Four Seasons of Cognac on Asian Markets

The “Seasons” case from the cognac house AE Dor consists of four different cognacs that try to capture the taste of the four seasons. It comprises the following: Printemps (Spring): A young, vibrant cognac that’s uniquely floral, with notes of lilac and almonds. The finish brings with it delicious…
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June 12, 2018

La Vie en Or

LVO Cognac from Deau was first launched a couple of years ago at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong, and the bottle was definitely one of the stars of the show. Packaged in a luxurious decanter designed by the Parisian jeweller Arthus Bertrand, it is layered with gold leaf, it…
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June 12, 2018

Gerard Bertrand Announces New Successes in Asia-Pacific

Vinexpo Hong-Kong has been a unique occasion to discover and taste the emblematic wines from Gerard Bertrand’s family Estates. Record attendance was recorded for the most recognised winemaker of the Languedoc Roussillon region in the South of France. The high point this year was a double accolade Master at the Global…
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June 12, 2018

Godet Antarctica Gains Momentum

In March 2008, Jean-Jacques Godet (of the House of Godet) and a crew of ten broke all records by landing a small yacht on the continent of Antarctica, the smallest yacht ever to achieve such a feat. To celebrate the achievement, Antarctica was launched onto the world market, produced 100% from…
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June 12, 2018

Fontanafredda Named “European Winery of the Year”

The leading Piedmontese winery Fontanafredda was present at Vinexpo Hong Kong along with other companies of the Italian Signature Wines Academy, with cause for celebration. In 2018, Fontanafredda celebrates its 160th Anniversary and also recognition as “European Winery of the Year” by the influential American magazine, Wine Enthusiast. Each…
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June 12, 2018

Label Design Trends at Vinexpo Hong Kong

It is often said that more than anywhere else, labelling plays an essential role in the Chinese wine market. John Jewell of John Jewell Design has a finger on the pulse of the market, so we asked him what’s trending. “Incredibly important for millennial buyers, the Crazy Craft designs are the leader in the…
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