Food and Wine

Best Port Wines to Start a Wine Wardrobe

Best Port Wines to Start a Wine Wardrobe

Harvest time in the Douro Valley, Portugal Best Port Wines to Start a Wine Wardrobe (Wine Wardrobe – Starting a Wine Cellar Part IV) Read “Wine Wardrobe – Starting a Wine Cellar” Part I HERE, Part II HERE, Part III HERE It’s that time of the year already.  The time when we dig out the winter clothes, or at least(…)

The Langham Hotel HK to Host Lavish New Gourmet Festival

The Langham Hotel HK to Host Lavish New Gourmet Festival

Langham Food and Wine Festival: September 13 – September 23 Hong Kong will emphasize its commitment to world class cuisine with the staging of a new festival from September 13th. The Langham Food and Wine Festival, an iconic first for the island’s hotel industry, will see world-renowned chefs, award-winning wine producers and highly-acclaimed industry enthusiasts gather(…)

Luxury Mooncakes Galore 2012: Hong Kong and Singapore

Luxury Mooncakes Galore 2012: Hong Kong and Singapore

Fly Me to the Moon Have a mooncake, or two, to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival Festivals always seem to be associated with certain signature foods. Christmas is usually linked to the consumption of luxurious Christmas puddings, Easter with the devouring of hot cross buns and Thanksgiving with the partaking in lavish family feasts, which feature(…)

Wine Destinations: Tucumán, Argentina

Wine Destinations: Tucumán, Argentina

Wine Destinations:  Tucumán, Argentina There are probably some of you who read the title with a puzzled expression on your face.  And, that’s okay, because until recently, this would not have been considered a wine region.  Tucumán is located in the northwest of Argentina and is the smallest province in the country.  Its name is(…)

10 Things You Need to Know About Pinot Grigio

10 Things You Need to Know About Pinot Grigio

10 Things You Need to Know About Pinot Grigio Summer days are numbered, but that doesn’t mean you have to get in gear for autumn yet.  There are plenty remaining days for soaking up the sun, lounging by the pool, barbecue dinners on the deck, and late summer picnics.  Not so long ago, on the first(…)

Bangkok Gets Ready for World Gourmet Festival 2012

Bangkok Gets Ready for World Gourmet Festival 2012

Bangkok gets groomed for gourmet Bangkok is set for a taste of gourmet heaven between September 3rd and 9th this year as a dazzling array of chefs, winemakers and food experts descend on the Thai capital for the World Gourmet Festival 2012. Headline attendees include Chinese sensation Shiqin Chen, who has worked for a host(…)

Godiva Presents the 2012 Mid-Autumn Ltd Edition Collection

Godiva Presents the 2012 Mid-Autumn Ltd Edition Collection

The New Name in Mooncakes Worldwide, Godiva is one of the first names that comes to mind when thinking about chocolate. Now, the famous Belgian chocolatier might be front of mind for mooncakes too. As of August 23, Godiva will make their chocolate mooncakes available in China and Taiwan, just in time for the Mid-Autumn(…)

Haagen-Dazs Launches 2012 Ice Cream Mooncake Collection

Haagen-Dazs Launches 2012 Ice Cream Mooncake Collection

A Welcome Twist on the Traditional Mooncake To celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, Häagen-Dazs has once again created a spectacular collection of ice cream mooncakes. For over a decade, the renowned ice cream maker has been creating their own version of mooncakes with breathtaking mastery and uncommon ingredients such as their own specialty ice cream – to huge success. This year(…)