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December 22, 2017


Dark ruby, tight rim. Broody, dense black fruits on the nose reflect the same on the palate, which is with even more fruit power a depth. There is the excellent structure with the ripe tannins ensuring richness on the finish. Remains St Julien with a smooth(fine tann...

November 21, 2017

Awarding an RP92, this top prosecco is described by Parker et. al. as " pleasing all the senses thanks to bright aromas of peach and pear with light touches of honey and saffron. The finish is extra smooth and creamy with a distant touch of spicy effervescence." Parker...

September 21, 2017

The colour is intense (from Syrah) and lively with a core of garnet (from Grenache) with a bright ruby rim (Cariñena). Stony minerality overlay black fruits and spice on the nose. On the palate, the wine is bodied with sweet red fruit and soft tannins. Not a traditiona...

September 20, 2017

This 2011 give ripe, dark fruit, with an elegance and expressive nose of liquorice, clove, black fruits and carbon lead and mineral on the palate.



Rounded tannins with firm structure, the wine has great length because it is:

  1. Fully handpicked their fruit

  2. ...

August 14, 2017

The 2012 Durfort Vivens gives full spectrum of cru level of nose. White lilac, violets, roses, ripe yellow plums, red cherries and red currants, sweet spices, cigar box, tobacco and minerality. Its clean, fresh palate reflects the nose and gives dimensional balance, ha...

WIne 2. Chateau Cap De Haut Premieres , Cotes de Bordeaux 2007

Soft, dry red fruit, easy to drink with plummy finish. Lively acidities. Food wine; adequate mid palate.

Wine 7. Chateau de Vertheull, Bordeaux 2008

Vivid mixed red and dark fruit with bon-bon tones. Modern,...

Dark hued with layers of dark fruit (cherries, plums, blackberry) and other tertiary tones (graphite, ink) this solid and classic Pauillac CBS has good concentration with a noticeable structure (tannins, acidity, and wood spice). A modern Pauillac (medium bodied, mere...

Lavender, butterscotch, truffle, tobacco, earth, licorice and blackberry scents open to a deep, dense, inky nose. Well balanced palate overall (juicy round fruit, excellent structure, ripe tannic edge), the wood brings menthol notes, licorice and spices a little too pr...

Finding great 2000 Bordeaux at reasonable price is difficult nowadays. 

At peak now, this rare claret is still fresh and vibrant with it bright and clear deep purple color/tight rim. Oozing dense layers of blackcurrant, florals, spices (wood and fruit) and integrat...

February 22, 2017

This is a correct St. Julien with fine colour and good depth. ABV is 13.5%. On nose, violets, blackberry, espresso, cedar notes. On palate, tight, and dense, minerally and high-pitched, with blackberry, spice and coffee flavors nicely carried by smooth tannins(by now)a...

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This is a consolidation of the tasting and papers

written from 2006 to 2013. These write-ups had been with the orginal site Wine and Beyond, Yahoo, until the service stopped by Yahoo in September 2013.


For years I have been working with wines, either buying it, selling it to wine companies, lecturing and writing about it, and, not unimportantly, enjoying it with friends. If any of the articles on this site are worth reading it is due to my teachers, my mentors, my peers and friends, my students, and in particularly my editors who ignite in me a desire to communicate in wines.


Clinging to the trellis of wine, I started to get more and more involved with estates and winemakers, by supporting them with consultancy in communication and marketing. The more I spend my time outside Hong Kong, the more I sense a desire to be part of the international wine family.


Writing about wine represents a moment of reflection, curiosity, atitudes and a desire to analyse often hidden structures and history, in an effort to make the wealth of wine accessible to a targetted, and hopefully larger audience.


I am not sure if I can wine proivde more accessible to all through this blog. But I am sure to write in wine means being involved in wine and  to remain as impartial and objective as possible.


Kevin Tang.

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