By Maida Pineda
Living in Australia for a few years left a lasting imprint in me. I still find myself craving certain aspects of the land Down Under: its vast expanse of space, the clearest blue skies, its laid-back attitude, the abundance of huge vegetables and fresh produce, and its idyllic wine regions.
Without Batting An EyelashBy Maurice Arcache
Manille’s wine connoisseurs flocked to La Veranda of Sofitel Philippine Plaza when Le Cellier’s Bernard Flour hosted an affair in honor of world-renowned French wine-maker, Monsieur Claude Fournier, from La Maison Fournier Père et Fils of the Loire Valley.
By Raoul J. Chee Kee
For cineastes, New Zealand is synonymous to Middle Earth and “The Lord of the Rings.” For many Filipinos, however, little is known of it, save the fact that there are more sheep than its 4.4 million human population.
One is alcoholic and the other teetotal, but wine and tea are not such remote relatives in their rituals and cultivation, according to a newly opened exhibition in Beijing.
Asia’s biggest wine and spirits fair opened in Hong Kong on Tuesday, drawing the world’s top producers from France to Chile despite China reporting the first decline in wine consumption for a decade.