Look­ing ahead

A good drench­ing, bro­ken glass, the tale of Ulysses and the spirit of the fu­ture make James Suck­ling’s monthly news round-up

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life -

Wel­come Re­lief

Drought-stricken Cal­i­for­nian wine­mak­ers are see­ing a glimpse of hope af­ter a fair amount of rain fell on the US West Coast re­cently. The rain is des­per­ately needed af­ter three years of drought, es­pe­cially in the hard­est hit ar­eas of the San Joaquin Val­ley, which pro­duces most of the US’S cheap wine. A strong El Niño this year is ex­pected to see heavy falls con­tinue into March. Jan­uary has al­ready been one of the wettest months in years. Hope­fully the rain will re­fill the reser­voirs in wine grow­ing re­gions. Cal­i­for­nia’s 2015 crop was smaller than in re­cent years due to the drought, ac­cord­ing to press re­ports.

Long Wait

Cognac house Rémy Martin has pro­duced a film that will spend a cen­tury locked in a vault be­fore its pre­miere in 2115. Di­rected by film­maker and mu­si­cian Robert Ro­driguez and star­ring John Malkovich, 100 Years: The Movie You Will Never See was con­ceived to high­light the cen­tury of crafts­man­ship that goes into cre­at­ing the brand’s top cognac, Louis XIII de Rémy Martin. The film presents a vi­sion of life 100 years from now. An ex­clu­sive pre­view cock­tail party at­tended by celebri­ties and the brand’s top ex­ec­u­tives was held at the Apex in Cen­tral Plaza, Hong Kong, in De­cem­ber.

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