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Quinta do Noval Acquires Quinta do Passadouro

 Quinta do Passadouro, once a neighbour, is now part of Noval but also keeping its own name. ‘I am delighted to announce that we have acquired Quinta do Passadouro from the Bohrmann family, who have been neighbours and friends for many years,’ announced Christian Seely, Managing Director of AXA Millésimes and …

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A Love Story in Cognac

Chateau de Bagnolet is the property of Hennessy where the world’s Number One Cognac brand hosts and pampers its guests from around the world. Chateau de Bagnolet is essentially a love story. Today the property of Cognac Hennessy, Bagnolet was built in 1810 and purchased in 1841 by Auguste Hennessy as …

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The Shen Family • 600 Years of Baijiu

Shenjiu Distillery is located in Luzhou, Sichuan Province. In the Beginning The Shen Family of Luzhou has been making baijiu for more than 600 years. In that regard, they are like the Antinori Family of Tuscany who have been growing grapes and making wine since 1385. Both Chinese and Italian families are considerably …

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How to Get the Most Out of a Tasting

Next week – Saturday 24 August 2019 – our office is organiser of The Great Bordeaux 2016 Tasting. The vintage, for me, is the “New 1982”. When I first tasted 2016 in the spring of 2017, the fruit was so phenonically ripe, yet so ripped with backbone from skin  and other tannins, …

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Chateau Guofei • Where the Fruit Shines

ZHANG Bo assumed responsibility for Chateau Guofei from his father in 2014. A former magistrate, Zhang (with law degress from China and Germany), continues to be based in Lanzhou, Gansu, where he works as a pro bono legal counsel offering free legal advice to individuals. First planted in 2009 and …

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Mooncakes, Johnnie Walker Blue Label, and Abalone 

Forum Restaurant 1977 Hong Kong is collaborating for the first time with Johnnie Walker to release three limited-edition mooncake gift sets. Available exclusively at Forum Restaurant from now, redemption at Forum Restaurant 1977 begins from Tuesday 20 August 2019. The three gift sets all contain Johnnie Walker Blue Label Whisky, Spanish Iberico Ham Mooncake, and – for two of …

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Tiansai Soars with Marselan

Tiansai of Gobi is situated in Yanqi, Bazhou prefecture, Xinjiang province. I visited, last week, for the third – or was it the fourth – time. Proprietor CHEN Lizhong and consultant winemaker LI De Mei were there and conducted a tour of the vineyard and put on a tasting. The best wine, …

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