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So named because everything is descended from Torbreck's top-of-the-line Shiraz-Viognier legend Torbeck Runrig, its vines, Viognier skins & barrels. ‘Descendant’ is so coined because Descendant Shiraz Viognier comes from a vineyard planted in 1994 using cuttings from a...

南澳省的巴羅莎谷(Barossa Valley)是目前澳大利亞最有名氣的葡萄酒產區之一,這裡的得天獨厚的氣候和土壤條件造就出品質極好的Shiraz葡萄酒,卡萊絲奇莊園就是位於這塊寶地裡的一個明星酒莊。不過要說起卡萊絲奇的故事,我們還要提及另一個名莊,也是令巴羅莎谷聞名於世的酒莊-奔富(Penfolds)。奔富打破了傳統的莊園酒概念(選用自己莊園裡的葡萄酒進行釀酒),從巴羅莎谷內各個合約葡萄商那裡收集優質的葡萄進行混合釀製,這一改革獲得巨大的成功,奔富的酒王系列(Penfolds Grange Shiraz)也迅速飆升為澳大利亞頂級葡...

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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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