Sometimes an email arrives that makes our day! JC Viens – an active Member of Hong Kong Wine Society emailed us recently about the blind tasting he’d hosted for Members.
He had put together 12 New Zealand Pinot Noirs – all from the 2007 vintage…
“I am pleased, in fact very pleased, to let you know that your wine (Black Poplar) came 1st. In fact, it was showing extremely well with at least 4-5 more years to develop wonderful complexity. We had the 2005 for dinner and it was wonderful. Drinking beautifully now with lovely delicacy & aged complexity. A wonderful evening and I was emotional when I told the members about our meeting together at your property.” JC
An active member of the Hong Kong Wine Society, Jean Charles Viens has visited vineyards on five continents, harvested grapes in South Africa, blended wine in France, and regularly travels to wine regions around the world. Currently studying to become a Master of Wine, J.C. is an accredited tutor at L’École du Vin de Bordeaux as well as an approved program provider (APP) for the WSET and independent wine educator in Hong Kong. He hosts the How to Taste Like a Pro series, holds regular classes on Bordeaux, Burgundy and Italy, and recently launched the Winescribe iPad app for the systematic recording of tasting notes