David Rogers

David Rogers

David Rogers

David is a British expatriate in Hong Kong. Educated as an engineer but ending up in the financial industry, his 20-year love affair with wine led him to travel the WSET road and, having spotted a lack of quality, impartial and commercial-free wine writing in his chaotic city, started his own blog, The 23rd Parallel, at the end of 2015. A lover of all things vinous from New Zealand (which helps seeing as he’s married to a Wellingtonian), as well as good Pinot Noir and Riesling, he can also be found on Twitter via @the23rdparallel and facebook.com/the23rdparallel.

  1. A History Of Wine In New Zealand

    A History Of Wine In New Zealand

    David Rogers looks at the history of wine in New Zealand from 1818 to the present. Did you know Sauvignon Blanc only came on the scene in the 1970's?
  2. A week in English wine

    A week in English wine

    David Rogers on why English wine is now worthy of conversation.
  3. Can a wine lose its mojo?

    Can a wine lose its mojo?

    Have you ever spent a memorable holiday in a wine-growing area, shipped your favourite wine home in the expectation of future enjoyment, but when you opened that first bottle, at best it didn't seem quite as good as you originally remembered, or at worst, was a complete let down?
  4. Adam Bilbey, Sotheby’s Head of Wine in Hong Kong

    Adam Bilbey, Sotheby’s Head of Wine in Hong Kong

    "I think the Asian markets probably have more experience with trademark infringement than any other area of the world, so we see more scepticism and scrutiny here." Adam Bilbey, Sotheby’s Head of Wine in Hong Kong
  5. Amanda Longworth of Berry Bros & Rudd in Hong Kong

    Amanda Longworth of Berry Bros & Rudd in Hong Kong

    David Rogers talks to Amanda Longworth about studying to become a Master of Wine.
  6. Jennie Mack, Founder and Managing Director of the Asia Wine Service & Education Centre in Hong Kong

    Jennie Mack, Founder and Managing Director of the Asia Wine Service & Education Centre in Hong Kong

    "Strangely, the SARS outbreak in 2002 helped us. We saw a real increase in the amount of people enrolling for courses during the crisis." - Jennie Mack
  7. Michael Palij of Hong Kong importer Vino Veritas

    Michael Palij of Hong Kong importer Vino Veritas

    "For the most part, wine is still about "face": at most demographic points it's about gifting, it's about being seen to be carrying out a ritual which is associated with sophistication."
  8. James Rowell of Altaya Wines

    James Rowell of Altaya Wines

    David Rogers talks to James Rowell of Altaya Wines, one of the largest importers and distributors of wine in Hong Kong, about how the Chinese wine market is evolving.
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