Month: November 2014

  • Drinking Wine in Hong Kong

    We spent a weekend eating and drinking in Hong Kong en route home.  There were some hits and misses. For example, Mario Batali has an outpost here.  We tried both the Bastianich Chardonnay blend and Merlot blend.  Both were palatable but totally forgettable, as if they had purposely blended to appeal to the widest possible […]

  • Drinking Wine in Japan

    A couple of weeks in Japan were eye opening for the “wine interested.”  We drank some interesting Sake, all cold, a few local craft beers, and the odd red and white at, I might add, quite inflated prices.  There was a tendency towards French wines at the cost of all others, which is neither here […]