As James Suckling explores China's burgeoning wine industry he visits Huadong-Parry winery, on the Shandong Peninsula, and reminisces on its founder, Englishman Michael Parry.
I am traveling to Qingdao in China to visit a winery that I first went to in 1987 for a story on the beginnings of serious winemaking there.
James Suckling attends the Acker-Merrall & Condit auction in Hong Kong and finds that thanks to big names like Lafite, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Pétrus, the auction market in China is going strong.
James Suckling tastes the top wines from the 1982 vintage in Bordeaux, including Latour, Lafite Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild, Margaux, Haut-Brion and Cheval-Blanc.
James Suckling finds pleasure in some sub-$50 wines from Burgundy, while ultrapremium rarities such as Domaine de la Romanée-Conti offer extreme highs or great disappointments
I had dinner a couple of weeks ago with a number of Barolo producers at Osteria Veglio, which is one of my favorite spots in the Langhe. The view is great too on a hot summer's night looking across the valley at some of the best vineyards of Barolo. Near the end of the dinner, something popped into my head. Is it better to never decant Barolos before you serve them? Just open, let it breathe and/or serve from the bottle.
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