1 June 2017 Charles Curtis
Being able to locate the rarest vintage and the most sought-after wines on a moment’s notice is only a dream for most … [scroll down for English version] RVF China Summer 2017
1 March 2017 Charles Curtis
Revulsion, and not the hoped-for gentle euphoria, can be the result of a close look at some of the vineyards in champagne. Crusted, compacted by the to-and-fro… [scroll down for English versi...
1 March 2017 Charles Curtis
In the eyes of many, Louis Ng Chi-sing is living the dream.  In 2012 the Macao businessman purchased the historic Château de Gevrey-Chambertin in Burgundy, and legendary [Scroll down for English ve...
1 September 2016 Charles Curtis
Americans love their whiskey.  As eminent U.S. author Mark Twain commented, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” Is American [Scroll down for English version] ...
1 July 2016 Charles Curtis
“The more you drink, the more expensive it gets.”  For a certain type of collector the logic motivating a collection of the type of whiskies known as “silent stills” is [Scroll down for English ver...
1 May 2016 Charles Curtis
Prices in recent years for collectible whisky have skyrocketed as the market for collectible wine has been stagnant at best.  Recent price trends have caused collectors…[Scroll down for Engli...
1 November 2015 Charles Curtis
While grower Champagnes have become the ‘in’ thing in recent years and sales of rosé fizz have enjoyed a concurrent boom, the prestige cuvée and vintage categories have outpaced all others.  Perhap...
1 November 2015 Charles Curtis
Hailed as one of the great vintages of the 20th century, the 1996 is simultaneously lively and intense, with a creamy texture and a concentration of fruit. Notes of brioche and limestone or slate-l...
1 November 2015 Charles Curtis
Spanish wine has been on a tear of late. At a recent Hart Davis Hart sale in Chicago, 29 lots of Vega Sicilia Unico sold for a total of almost US$80,000, surpassing the high estimate of US$70,950. ...
1 September 2015 Charles Curtis
A modern classic, butter-poached lobster was invented by Thomas Keller at Napa Valley’s The French Laundry.  After blanching the lobster in hot water, the meat is removed from the shell, and finish...
1 September 2015 Charles Curtis
Returns on Champagne, frequently touted as the next big thing in collectable wine, have often been less than bubbly. Even classic vintage Champagne such as Dom Pérignon 1990 has not set the auction...
1 July 2015 Charles Curtis
Caramel, crisp apples and flaky, buttery pastry are the operative flavors in a classic tarte tatin. Fortunately, this is an easy pairing with the honey and spice aromas of noble sweet wines. The ul...
1 July 2015 Charles Curtis
To buy, hold and drink wine is one of life’s visceral joys, says CHARLES CURTIS. Just be sure you are attuned to the finest details.  The notion of squirreling away cases of wine to gather dust see...