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Movember’s Team La Tache

During the Summer of this year a friend of mine and I agreed to grow moustaches in order to profoundly irritate a very conservative fellow commuter that we both know well.  Time passed and we forgot about it.  However, when I heard about the Movember charity I remembered our idea Read more

By Oliver Hartley, ago
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Prüm Day

Last Thursday was very much Prüm day at C&B. Dr Katharina Prüm arrived at our offices in mid morning and led a fascinating and detailed tasting for the team talking about the history of this great (over-used word but not here) estate, the vineyard holdings, the wines and how they Read more

By Will Hargrove, ago
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Schloss Schönborn Dinner – Hong Kong

(English Translation Below) 有650多年歷史的Schloss Schönborn是由一個家族私人擁有的德國葡萄酒莊園。現在雖有多間傳統酒莊都是由各大百貨經營,但Schloss Schönborn經過18代守業至今,實在難得。 我們於10月17日在一星Michelin餐廳 – 桃花源舉辦Schloss Schönborn酒宴,並邀請了Herr Marcel Von den Benken到香港參與是次晚宴。餐廳雖沒華麗的裝飾,但客人可於舒適的環境享受佳餚美酒。 Rheingau Riesling QbA, Schloss Schönborn 2009作為第一隻佳釀展開了晚宴的序幕。 清新、有活力、非常充足的白色的果性。 以Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Riesling Kabinett, Schloss Schönborn 2003 和 Erbacher Marcobrunn Riesling Spatlese,Schloss Schönborn 2007配上三小碟的手拍青瓜、醬油滷豆腐和脆皮燒腩仔。前者幹身、清爽、很多礦物氣息及少許辛辣香料。後者是單一果園Marcobrunn,果性非常,而有足夠的酸來平衡酒質,甜美悠揚。 主菜方面,以玻璃明蝦球、椒鹽炸原隻鮮蟹鉗及西芹炒海青斑球等海鮮為主,遂以4種Riesling配襯。Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Riesling Spatlese, Schloss Schönborn 2008 – medium intensity、不太重身、少甜、還有點dry-finish;Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Riesling Spatlese Lothar Franz Read more

By Corney & Barrow, ago