About Spike @ Spike's Cellar

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Based in Hong Kong, Spike's Cellar was formed by a group of wine lovers who wants to share their passions for wine with the world. Their mission is to introduce tasty, delicious and absolutely amazing wines to the masses, regardless of the wine's origin or reputation. The team tastes everything that is offered and promises never to offer a bad bottle. Visit us at Spike's Cellar.

Posts by Spike @ Spike's Cellar:

Wine Service Temperatures – Red Wines

We covered yesterday the suggested temperatures to serve white wines.  Today we are covering red wines.  The suggestions are below: Medium to full bodied red wines (your typical Shiraz, Bordeaux, Rioja, Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, Grand Cru Burgundy wines) – 15 – 18 degrees C (59 – 64 degrees F) Light red wines (Beaujolais, Valpolicella and(…)

Vinexpo 2012 – Gaja, Guigal, Sciliy Wines, Sexy Buccella and more

Vinexpo 2012 – Gaja, Guigal, Sciliy Wines, Sexy Buccella and more

Although Vinexpo 2012 was over more than a week ago, it took us a long time to finally organize the rest of the photos.  One reason is that there are just too many wines and too many photos.  Another, and probably a more important reason, is that we are still trying to recover from the(…)

The ABCs of Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a unique white grape.  It is grown everywhere from cool climates to hot climates, and produces very different wines as a result.  The grape, unlike many others, does not have particular distinct flavor characteristics, and in a way, is the one grape that resembles most like a blank canvas.  This is a grape(…)

Making Wine – White

Here is a quick and dirty roadmap as to how white wines are made: grapes are picked from the vineyard grapes are crushed and most of the time, stems are removed grapes are pressed, skins removed, juice put into a tank yeast added (artificially or in some cases, naturally) juice starts to fermentate, which =(…)

All About Verdicchio

Verdicchio is a very popular grape in its native home of Marche in central Italy.  The grape trace its history all the way to the 14th century.  It is mainly produced in two regions: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Verdicchio di Matelica.  The grape is also known by a few different names in other(…)

Vinexpo Hong Kong 2012 – Wine of Piemonte

Vinexpo Hong Kong 2012 – Wine of Piemonte

One very worthy tasting that are held all three days in Vinexpo Hong Kong 2012 is the “Piemonte Land of Perfection to Hong-Kong.”  If you are a fan of Italian wines, especially for Barolo, Barbaresco, Moscato d’Asti, Dolcetto, Barbera or Gavi, then this event is your fantasy come true.  Also, if you are able to visit ALL(…)

Vinexpo 2012 – 2009 Bordeaux Tasting!

Vinexpo 2012 – 2009 Bordeaux Tasting!

Vinexpo Hong Kong is underway and we are very excited.  Essentially the entire wine world descend to Hong Kong, and there are so many wines to try, so many dinners to go to, that sometime it may be a little overwhelming. Our first stop in Vinexpo Hong Kong 2012 is Bordeaux!  2009 vintage at that,(…)

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