Tuesday. 14 June. 2011. 11:23 am
Join us for a video tour of the new facility in Tin Hau.
Nestled right between Tin Hau and North Point MTR stations, and close proximity to Causeway Bay, Happy Valley and Tai Hang is a brand new, private neighborhood wine storage facility called Vintage Cellars Warehouse.
We reported about the open invitation launch last week, and now we’ve put together a video featuring Vintage Cellars partner Raiford Cockfield giving Winebuzz a private tour of the new facility on opening day.
Friday. 27 May. 2011. 10:00 am
A new wine cellar to open on Hong Kong Island.
Vintage Cellars is the first cellar of its kind to open up in Tin Hau and Winebuzz.hk readers are invited to their Grand Opening on June 8, to view the facility and to taste some of Altruistic’s carefully selected premium wines from the States.
Thursday. 10 February. 2011. 10:00 am
A great piece from Snooth about cellaring your wine.
‘How long should I cellar this wine?’ is one of the most asked questions when one is selecting, buying, cellaring and drinking wine. We found this article from Snooth, written by Gegory Dal Piaz that provides a great guide about cellaring wines from France, their characteristics, how long you should cellar them, and their average price range.
Wednesday. 28 July. 2010. 9:53 am
The ultimate wine bar.
photo source: Lane Crawford
Sub-Zero, a company that specializes in producing top of the line refrigerators and wine storage, has come up with a luxe mobile bar called the ‘The Mobile Mini Wine Bar‘. This wine storage unit comes equipped with separate compartments for red and white wine, glass racks and even a cherry-wood cheeseboard! It can be moved anywhere you want to have a wine bar, making entertaining at home a breeze. The Mobile Mini Wine Bar is a limited production unit and is available exclusively at Lane Crawford.
Wednesday. 30 September. 2009. 9:42 am
Vinfolio’s Hong Kong operation now getting into full swing.
We sat down with Vinfolio Hong Kong Managing Director Anthony Mak last week to talk about Vinfolio’s Hong Kong plans. After the recent announcement of the company’s series A US$4.5 million investment and their expansion into the Hong Kong market, we thought Hong Kong wine enthusiasts would like to know there will be a new major player entering the market in the next couple of months.
Mr. Mak is in heavy preparations for the Hong Kong launch of Vinfolio.hk – the website will be in English and Chinese. The company has held off on launching their online wine shop until now because of the recent economic downturn. Vinfolio Hong Kong will also launch a new Hong Kong wine storage operation and online wine auction component early next year.
Their auction service launched in July in the US, and has many Hong Kong users, and is different to the eBay model where its seller-to-buyer with no intermediary. Vinfolio’s auction service has them in the middle brokering the deal for wines ranging from small quantities of wine in the US$50/bottle price and higher.
Vinfolio CEO Steve Bachmann just posted new information on their Hong Kong plans on the Vinfolio site:
In short, Vinfolio Hong Kong will essentially become a local wine store to Hong Kong/Macau residents. No overseas shipping need be arranged and no minimum purchase quantity will apply. We will list all available items in a new “Vinfolio Hong Kong” listing on Winesearcher, WinePrices.com, and Global Wine Stocks.
Of course, our U.S. online wine store will continue to be available to Hong Kong customers if they prefer and the Vinfolio Marketplace will continue to be there exclusively. Just keep in mind that those prices are in U.S. dollars for pick-up/delivery in San Francisco so onward shipping costs to Hong Kong are extra (whereas this is already included in HK site pricing). U.S. purchases come with six months free storage in one of our climate-controlled facilities. Initially, we will not ship to other countries from Hong Kong so customers in other Asian countries will need to continue to order from the U.S. site or make their own arrangements from Hong Kong
You can read the rest here.