Daily Archives: August 30, 2018

DAWA judge profile: Elliot Faber

DAWA judge profile: Elliot Faber

Elliot Faber, beverage director at Yardbird, Ronin, and Sunday's Grocery restaurants in Hong Kong, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018. Elliot FaberElliot Faber Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Elliot Faber moved to Hong Kong in 2011 to be part of the opening team of Yardbird. In March of 2013, Yardbird opened a second restaurant, Ronin, and then …

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Vine Oh! Wine Subscription Box Review + Unboxing

Vine Oh! Wine Subscription Box Review + Unboxing

(AD) Yay!! I'm excited to share with you that in partnership with the folks at Vine Oh! Subscription Boxes I'm sharing with you my unboxing of the Vine Oh! Oh! La La! Winter Box for Valentine's Day! This box Ships Feb. 5th and is $59.99. Get more details here: source

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DAWA judge profile: Marcus Ford

DAWA judge profile: Marcus Ford

Marcus Ford, Asia Market Manager for Wines of South Africa, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018.Marcus FordMarcus Ford Hong Kong born Marcus Ford started in the wine and food business at Oddbin’s in the UK and as a Pastry Chef in Hong Kong to fund trips around Asia during his student years. After a degree in …

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DAWA judge profile: Kiyoshi Hoshimi-Caines

DAWA judge profile: Kiyoshi Hoshimi-Caines

Kiyoshi Hoshimi-Caines, Head Sommelier at Yardbird and R?NIN in Hong Kong and a Sake Professional, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018.Kiyoshi Hoshimi-CainesKiyoshi Hoshimi-Caines Kiyoshi Hoshimi-Caines is the Head Sommelier at Yardbird and R?NIN in Hong Kong. He is a Certified Sake Professional and a Certified Sommelier under the Court of Master Sommeliers. A graduate of the …

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DAWA judge profile: Anty Fung

DAWA judge profile: Anty Fung

Anty Fung, Certified Sommelier and manager of professional wine storage company Hip Cellar, is a new addition to the judging panel at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018.Anty FungAnty Fung Anty Fung is a Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine, also with her WSET Diploma. She currently divides her time managing professional wine storage company Hip Cellar and a …

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DAWA judge profile: Sarah Heller MW

DAWA judge profile: Sarah Heller MW

Sarah Heller MW, content creator, visual artist and wine branding expert, is a new addition to the judging panel for the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018.Sarah Heller MWSarah Heller MW Sarah Heller MW is a content creator, visual artist and wine branding expert based in Hong Kong and at 30 is the world’s youngest Master of Wine. Her educational wine …

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DAWA judge profile: Hiroshi Ishida

DAWA judge profile: Hiroshi Ishida

Hiroshi Ishida, executive sommelier at Hotel Nikko in Tokyo, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018.Hiroshi IshidaHiroshi Ishida Hiroshi Ishida is a Sommelier, based in Tokyo. He is co-founder of Michelin starred Restaurant L’aube, and corporate sommelier of the restaurant company “HUGE”, operating 25 outlets in Japan. Hiroshi was named Best Sommelier of Japan in 1996 and …

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Packaging That Works: Zipz Wine vs Copa Wine

Packaging That Works: Zipz Wine vs Copa Wine

Hi, I’m Jo Anne Forman and I’d like to welcome you to my blog, “Packaging that Works.” Packages that work for consumers are packages that provide a lot of different things like easy to open, resealable, convenience, product containment, and preserves the food longer. Today we will experience individually filled and packaged wine glasses. These products provide convenience where it’s …

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DAWA judge profile: Hayato Kojima

DAWA judge profile: Hayato Kojima

Hayato Kojima CWE, a certified wine educator and specialist from Japan, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018.Hayato KojimaHayato Kojima Hayato Kojima CWE is the president of wine education company Wine and Newlife, which he set up in 1997. He is a Wine Educator (the first CWE in Asia), a wine book author and a wine competition …

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Proof of identity: South America’s signature grapes

Proof of identity: South America’s signature grapes

Malbec, Tannat and Carmenère have each found a signature style in South America. Alistair Cooper MW assesses their importance and asks what the future holds for these varieties...Harvesting grapes in ArgentinaOne might expect South America’s rich wine culture and heritage to be firmly Hispanic. Yet it is the Gallic trio of Malbec, Tannat and (arguably) Carmenère that have established themselves …

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1 Minute Wine Review - Lynx 2015 Petite Sirah Zinfandel

1 Minute Wine Review - Lynx 2015 Petite Sirah Zinfandel

This week we presenting a new feature here at RÖD Wine. It's the 1 minute Wine Review! CEO Johan Hallberg is trying out a Lynx 2015 Petite Sirah Zinfandel. The bottle was opened and decanted an hour before the video. According to the producers there's hints of Vanilla and Chocolate. Does his taste buds concur? Check out our glasses @ …

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