Outside the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills for the Cercle Rive Droite LA tasting, March 2012
Some members of Le Cercle Rive Droite with digital food & wine marketing agency, Able Social Media, at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, California for the 2012 Spring tasting in LA
"Could a wine glass shaped roughly like a closed tulip blossom revolutionize the savoring of fine vintages by taming the alcohol in the wine?" - REUTERS UK
By Cathy Yang |HONG KONG|Tue May 15, 2012 8:06am BST
That’s the hope of French luxury crystal glassmaker Baccarat, which recently began sales of its new line of glasses in Hong Kong, where wine imports have remained strong on the back of strong demand from mainland Chinese buyers even amid global economic uncertainty.
Trolleys stacked with stemware clink past conference rooms overflowing with the curious and the thirsty at Vinexpo Asia-Pacific, the region’s largest wine and spirits fair.
Meanwhile, more than 50 people are taking their seats for the first Saint-Émilion Pomerol Fronsac master class. While the area is not part of the coveted Haut Médoc on the Gironde estuary’s Left Bank – which regularly produces wines that sell for thousands of dollars – the Right Bank of Bordeaux is hardly the wrong side of the tracks.