A vintage evening

Private Capital organized a blind tasting of 32 champagnes at Nicholini''s in the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong. So which were the very best of the best? Read on to find out.

Reprinted from the Summer 2005 edition of Private Capital

Champagne. No other word in the vinous lexicon is quite so evocative or conjures up such a potent image of celebration, luxury and style. It welcomes us into the world, it is de rigeur at weddings, and likely as not, is the final gesture when we depart. No Grand Prix, ship launching, or IPO listing would be complete without it, and every occasion is enhanced by it.

It truly ranks alongside Coca-Cola, Microsoft and Rolls Royce as one of the great global brands. It is also, above all, the wine of, laughter, warmth and friendship, or to paraphrase...

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