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MY LITTLE CORNER OF TUSCANY

If Hong Kong has its Avenue of Stars, Tuscany, more precisely Bolgheri, has its Cypress Avenue: the 5km long “Viale dei Cipressi”, which is lined by 2,540 elegant, towering trees. It is the perfect stage for a masterpiece – and I’m not talking about Italian cinema. This little paradise is situated inland, a short ride from the Mediterranean on the peninsula’s west coast, south of Pisa, where the Etruscan civilization was founded long before the advent of Rome. The “Strada del Vino” wine road wanders amid forest, backyard alleys and vine fields, popping up names any wine lover is familiar: ... Read More »

BORDEAUX – THE MIGHTY WON’T FALL

As France’s most famous wine region faces challenging times, its chateaux are behaving like true leaders, reports Julien Yung Mameaux. Bordeaux wine prices are adjusting – for the better. Culminating on decades of nearly immaculate reputation, two vintages broke records when wine critic Robert Parker Jr. gave perfect 100-points ratings to fifteen chateaux in 2009 and ten in 2010; prices jumped by 20 per cent and 12 per cent respectively. But as the world caught the Bordeaux fever, a tough era was ushered with the 2011 and 2012 vintages, performing below expectations. With stock piling up and a demanding client ... Read More »

EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS

“Why experiential travel is becoming the hottest trend and how it can broaden your horizons”, Jetsetter Magazine interviews The Experience Company CEO Julien Yung Mameaux. Why are are wine, whisky, golf, and wellness compelling travel motivations? What is so exceptional about winery spas? What are some of the truly exceptional offers that travelers can get from The Experience Company? Read More »

SPAIN’S SWINGING AGAIN

A Spanish wine revolution is in the making, writes wine expert Julien Yung Mameaux. The new year is often the best time to look at new things, or old things with a new perspective, and embrace fresh resolutions. Applied to wine, it translates into: what do I want to invest in, and what will I taste this year? Spanish wine may fall perfectly into this realm of consideration, being both old and new, and is now ready to lend itself to new wallets and new palates. The previous school of thought…     Read More »

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