Archive for October, 2010

First Impressions – Benjamin Romeo

It’s a regular Monday afternoon and a reminder pops up at my desk to alert me of the pending Benjamin Romeo wines available to sample in our tasting room. I promptly round off what I’m doing and make way with some of my colleagues. I had a sense of anticipation...
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Petrus and Slow Roasted Chicken in Hong Kong

On Friday night I was asked along to dinner by George & Kathy Tong, old friends of Corney & Barrow, who had reserved a table at the Shatin Clubhouse of the Hong Kong Jockey Club as the famed 3* Michelin Chef Alain Passard was in town as guest chef for...
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Europe meets California – The Launch of Hyde de Villaine

London 5 October 2010, the day we proudly launched the fabulous new wines from Hyde de Villaine, Carneros in California’s Napa Valley - our newest exclusive agency. Hyde de Villaine is an inspired family venture between Hyde Vineyards of Napa Valley and cousins, Aubert & Pamela de Villaine of Burgundy, France. Aubert...
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All white on the night – An evening of fine cheese and white wines at Paxton & Whitfield, London

Paxton & Whitfield really is an extraordinary place: packed full of the freshest, most delicious cheeses I think I have ever tasted, and with their Royal Warrants on proud display above the counter, they are to fine cheese what Corney& Barrow is to fine wine –what an explosive combination! As a...
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