Thursday, January 20, 2011

Alsace Wine Fair

Sep 2010
Happy Valley Racecourse

Around 30 wine importers joining the event.

Generally the wines are not as impressive as last year, both the quality and the service.

Since Hong Kong has become the port with zero wine import tax, wine merchandisers start setting countless campaigns and wine dinners, boosting up the atmosphere as a wine cosmopolitan.

This however drops the quality of wine service and product quality. Providing wine without testing whether they have turn bad; pouring wine not to the glass yet all over the table, the service is still not up to standard.

Among all 29 counters, only 3 are up to average service and product standard: concord, maxxium and ASC Fine Wines. The organizers may consider better screening to retain the reputation of wine fair quality. Also a need on beverage service training can still be observed in the industry.

Looking forward to the Wine and Dine Festival at Kowloon promenade in Oct 2010. A more variety and a bigger test for Hong Kong to bring ourselves up to international standard. Step Up!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

3 blind mice

Getting exhausted to the marked up price of French wine, so recently have been swapping my perspective a slightly for other treasures.

Browsing blogs about wine dinner comparing Chilean and French wine, errarsuriz fortunately conquer the throne amog the top 5 grand cru n 4 other prestigious Chilean wine. Driven by curiosity and if course $$, I decided to grab one.

As for another almariva, recommended by the store owner that this is the only compatible wine so far from Chile. Sweet mouth, you got me. Another shot.

Last one is Italian wine. Know how famous Gaja is, budget wise, I could only afford second label...another try out.

Since I have never thought about the occasion to have it, better sign them up for special occasion. Any suggestion?

Blind mice tasting?


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