Chinese Investors Buying into Napa Valley Wineries

Monday. 30 July. 2012. 10:05 am

Chinese investors buying into Napa Valley.

Frazier Winery

It seems the Chineses’ appetite for wine estate is not limited to France. As the US dollar weakens, real estate assets, the kind with a winery in the property seems to be an attractive proposition. Napa Valley’s Frazier Winery filed for bankrupty in 2010 and was acquired by a Chinese investor –Zhang’s Winery Inc., based in San Marino.


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Weekly Varietal: Zinfandel from California

Friday. 6 July. 2012. 10:05 am

Guide to Zinfandel wines in Hong Kong.

The signature grape of the States, Zinfandel (or ‘Zin’ for those on more familiar terms) is actually a Croatian or Italian grape in origin but has reached its greatest fame in the US. It boomed in the early 19th century quickly becoming the most planted varietal in California, but the Prohibition saw many vineyards get ripped out. Since then though, it has come back with a vengeance and is identified as the most ‘American’ wine, although it is still beaten in popularity by other French varietals.

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Zachys’ Hong Kong Auction Season Kicks Off on September 9th

Thursday. 1 September. 2011. 10:00 am

Attend the first auction of the season.

Zachys’ auction season is commencing with an auction at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on September 9th.

The auction will feature over 1,300 lots from some of the world’s finest cellars and producers. Highlights include a spectacular collection of collectible Bordeaux including eight separate original wood cases of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982, a Chateau Mouton Rothschild with exceptional provenance, an impressive collection of first growth Bordeaux and the best of vintage Californian.

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Golden Gate Wine Buffet Opens at Elgin’s Bar

Friday. 28 January. 2011. 10:01 am

One month long wine buffet at Elgin’s Bar in Soho.

Looking for a new venue to drink wine? Golden Gate Wine has set up a wine buffet featuring wine exclusively from the US at Elgin’s Bar on Elgin Street. And you guessed it, it’s a wine buffet so you can drink as much as you like! We suggest you taste your way through the 5 wines they’re presenting and go back for seconds for the ones you prefer.

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California Wine Tasting at Shangri-La, Kowloon

Tuesday. 12 January. 2010. 9:30 am

California wine tasting on January 23, 2010.

We’re glad to announce that there’s another California Wine Tasting happening in the 3d week of January, this time organized by Golden Gate Wine. These guys specialize in US wines so expect to see more US wine tastings and dinners from them, and there’ll also be a lucky draw to make things a little bit more interesting.

Wines available for tasting:

  • Cline Viognier California 2007
  • Williamette Valley Vineyards Riesling Oregon 2007
  • Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay Napa Valley 2007
  • Rex Goliath Pinot Noir Central Coast California, Napa Valley
  • J.Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles, California 2007
  • Foppiano Lot 96 Bin 200 California

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