Wednesday. 10 April. 2013. 10:00 am
Auction features private wines from French collectors and a special arts series.
The Fine Wine French Auctioneers (FWFA) holds their third auction in Hong Kong on 18 & 20 April 2013 at The Excelsior Hotel. Titled The Different Spring Auction 3, the two-day auction offers 966 lots from highly esteemed châteaux and private cellars in France. The auction will interest fine wine collectors as these wines aren’t released on the open market, nor are they available through resellers.
Tuesday. 12 March. 2013. 10:17 am
The passion of 15 winemakers showcased at a celebration of Rhône Wines paired with Chinese cuisine. at Hotel Icon Above and Beyond
Rhône Vignobles, a group of winemakers from the famed region in Southern France, traveled to Hong Kong to present a selection of their wines. They also took the opportunity to share their philosophy of respecting the terroir, and their heritage at a wine dinner held at Hotel Icon’s Above and Beyond. This group of devoted winemakers has established this association for over 17 years, joining hands amongst friends and comrades, to discover and share their passion of wine as a team.
Wednesday. 19 December. 2012. 11:42 am
Cotes de Bordeaux offers up value for money wine.
The famous classification of Bordeaux, in 1855, is still in place and pretty much unchanged (in spite of unofficial classifications such as the “Super Seconds”) but 2009 saw the creation of a new appellation (there are 60 in Bordeaux, in total), when four regions came together. The ‘Côtes de Bordeaux’ consist of the regions of Blaye, Cadilac, Castillon and Francs – which between them account for 14 per cent of total Bordeaux production – decided to join forces to infiltrate the export markets.
Tuesday. 7 August. 2012. 9:54 am
French summer wines.
Generally sparkling, white and rose are great summer wines and in Hong Kong we are spoilt for choice. For French wines, choose from the more sublte and elegant Chablis or the more full bodied Gewurztraminer from Alsace that offers a more complex and spicier experience in the palate and goes well with spicy Thai or curry food. French Signature Wines, a new online wine boutique offering contemporary style wines from France, gives us their summer wine picks below.
Wednesday. 18 July. 2012. 10:00 am
Hong Kong’s favourite wine.
Burgundies are some of the most iconic, admired and sought after wines in the world. Some bottles rank amongst the most expensive wines in the world (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti), while others cost less than the price of lunch in Central. Burgundies are also ubiquitous. An estimated 83 percent of restaurants in Hong Kong serve at least one type of Burgundy wine, and they are stocked by about 45 percent of all wine-selling stores in the city.