Asia’s Expanding Wine Palette

Friday. 25 April. 2014. 10:50 am

Winemakers now pushing the limits of Asian taste for wine.

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It’s no secret that the wine industry in Asia is exploding. Besides the wide variety of wines being imported into this region from old world wine producing countries to new world and places like Georgia, Hungary, India, it is for certain that efforts by winemakers in Asia have also begun to push the envelope, introducing different wines to the growing population of wine lovers in the continent.

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Le French GourMay 2014

Wednesday. 2 April. 2014. 10:00 am

The annual gourmet festival promises good food and great times.

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Come May, make sure you check out the annual Le French GourMay, a French food and wine festival organised by Ubifrance, Hong Kong’s French Trade Commission. Over 65 restaurants and bars will be at the festival serving up their very best, including Rhone Valley wines and Lyon’s cuisine. There will also be Chinese restaurants at the festival offering Rhone Valley wine pairings with their menus.

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Hotel ICON Presents South African Wines

Tuesday. 1 April. 2014. 10:00 am

A celebration of South Africa’s 20th anniversary of democracy

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To celebrate South Africa’s 20th anniversary of democracy, Hotel ICON presents its South African Wine Festival where over 150 wines from 50 award-winning wineries will be up for the tasting. The wineries include Amares, De Krans, Beyerskloof, Durbanville Hills, Klein Constantia, Lanzerac, Meerlust, Morgenster and many more. Delicious canapés will also be available. Tickets are HK$150 per person where you will receive a free Pebbles Project Friendship bracelet as a token. There will also be a Wine Dinner with 12 South African wines selected by Neil Grant, the chairman of the South African Sommelier Association, happening on 25 April 2014 at Above & Beyond. Tickets for this is HK$900 + 10% per person.

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Boqueria Does Saturday Brunch

Friday. 21 March. 2014. 10:27 am

Saturdays just got exciting at Boqueria with their all you can eat and drink brunch.

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Spanish restaurant Boqueria led by Valencia-native and El Bulli trained Chef David Izquierdo introduces its Super Fin De all-you-can-eat Saturday brunch inspired by Barcelona’s popular food market La Mercat de la Boqueria. The brunch feature Spanish favourites like paella, suckling pig, beef sirloin, pinxtos, tapas, freshly carved jamón, and grilled churrascos meats, salad, cheeses and desserts along with rounds of porrón, a traditional Spanish wine pitcher that is poured directly into your mouth.

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Wines in the Valley is back from 5 March 2014

Monday. 3 March. 2014. 10:00 am

Happy Valley’s big wine event is back for 2014.

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Happy Valley Racecourse is holding its annual wine event Wines in the Valley on three consecutive Wednesdays during the race nights on 5, 12 and 19 March.  With over 50 of the world’s top red and white wines from eight countries to choose from – France, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Chile, US, Australia and New Zealand – it will truly be Happy Wednesdays all around for those who attend. To make the most of the event, get the Wine Pass that offers you six 50ml reds and whites for just Hk$100.

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