Yum cha means ‘drink tea’ and, although the tea’s considered an important aid to digestion, it’s hardly the main attraction.
Chatting to a couple of chardonnay makers recently, I discovered that one likes sulphides in his wine and the other hates sulphides.
Why would you want to keep an opened bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine? As ridiculous as it may sound, a lot of people do.
This is about the illegal addition of a substance to wine and has nothing to do with extra-marital affairs.
Here are three wine trophies, and a brief story of the person behind each one.
When Americans make a sandwich, they make it big. There’s none of the British delicacy of a few slices of cucumber between buttered white bread.
These are my three favourite items of wine paraphernalia.
Grappa is a word that spikes fear into the hearts of many drinkers. Why does grappa have such a bad reputation? At its best, it is one of the world’s great spirits.
I had a chance to compare the effectiveness of three different wine closures after a container of German riesling was affected by heat in transit to New Zealand.
“Sous voile” means “under a veil”, in this case, the veil is the flor yeast that forms a film over the surface of the wine in the barrel.